Alexandra Aparicio, Reid Foundation Staff Attorney
Alexandra joined the Midwest Innocence Project in 2022 as the Reid Foundation Staff Attorney. She reviews, investigates, and litigates cases across the organization’s five-state region; in addition, she works to identify and rectify public policy failures leading to wrongful convictions.
Alexandra believes in collaborative, client-centered advocacy and brings thoughtfulness, diligence, and creativity to her role as legal counsel. She was introduced to post-conviction work as a law student when she litigated several successful motions for compassionate release as a member of the University of Chicago’s Federal Criminal Justice Clinic. Her experiences in law school convinced her of the need for free, comprehensive post-conviction representation, and her work with the Midwest Innocence Project directly addresses that need.
Alexandra is proud to hold degrees from Princeton University (A.B. 2018) and the University of Chicago Law School (J.D. 2021). She comes to the Midwest Innocence Project from Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she previously worked as a law clerk to Senior United States District Judge Martha Vázquez.
Having chosen a research-intensive career, Alexandra spends much of her downtime outdoors. A former collegiate rugby player, she is now an avid rock climber and cyclist. Alexandra is grateful for her freedom and the opportunity that she has been given to free others