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Brittany (Hesbrook) DuChaussee


Brittany DuChaussee

 

From Santa Fe, New Mexico, I graduated from the Armand Hammer United World College of the American West (UWC-USA) in 2006 as a Davis Scholar, and Duke University with a degree in Political Science and a certificate in Global Health in 2010.  In 2014, I graduated cum laude from the University of New Mexico School of Law (UNM-SOL).

I am currently employed at the Second Judicial District Attorney's Office in Albuquerque, New Mexico and am a member of the Special Victim's Unit (SVU). As an SVU prosecutor, I prosecute felony criminal cases involving child physical and sexual abuse, adult sexual assault, and domestic violence.

While at Duke, I served as the Chair of the Baldwin Scholars for the 2009-2010 school year, was a member of the Native American Student Alliance, the Duke Global Health FOCUS program, studied abroad in Cairo, Egypt, and conducted independent research projects in Moshi, Tanzania and Cape Town, South Africa. With the support of the Baldwin Scholars program, I also co-wrote and presented an academic paper entitled "Portrayal of Female Presidential Candidates in the Media, a Case Study of Carol Moseley Braun and Hillary Clinton" at the Women as Global Leaders conference in Dubai, U.A.E. I received the William J. Griffith University Service Award in 2010.

I am a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, have completed 18 felony jury trials in 18 months, enjoy Crossfit, and have rescued three dogs.