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Each month we highlight an individual working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. This month features Aexis Taupier, junior at Westfield State University and spring intern at the DC Bar Foundation.

Where did you grow up? Enfield, Connecticut

What was your fist job in DC and what did you learn? Interning with the DC Bar Foundation. I have learned a lot about civil legal aid, especially the areas of eviction processes and tenants’ rights.

Daily Habit Going to the gym

If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be? I would have dinner with my grandmother, who I was named for but only got to know until age three.

You get one hour of free time per day. How do you use it? If I get an hour of free time, I usually watch a show on Netflix.

What was the last restaurant you ate at? Brunch at Farmers and Distillers with my roommates!

What is your go-to karaoke song? “No One” by Alicia Keys

Guilty Pleasure Chick-Fil-A

One Item from your Bucket List Go paragliding through the Swiss Alps

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Invisibility

Who is your role model and why? My dad. He is the wisest, most caring, genuine person I know. He makes me feel important and capable!

Who is your favorite artist (visual/musical/literary/etc.)? Banksy

You get to paint a mural on the side of the White House. What do you paint? A big, green, thriving earth.

What is your favorite museum in DC? Spy Museum

Most rewarding element of your work Helping under-served people

What is the best concert you have ever been to? Beyoncé

Legal aid is important to me because… Most people don’t know their rights, but need to.


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