Current Fellow 2020-21

Chloe Cotton – Equal Representation of Alaska Natives in Reapportionment

Chloe will spend her fellowship year working at the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) to ensure that Alaska Native and Native American tribes are fully and fairly represented in redistricting across the country. She will be based out of NARF’s Anchorage office and primarily focused on serving Alaska Native communities. Alaska Natives have endured decades of discrimination in nearly every aspect of cultural, political, and social life; they are currently underrepresented in the state legislature as a result of
discrimination in prior redistricting processes. This project will seek to correct that underrepresentation, by ensuring that Alaska’s 2021 redistricting process and the maps that it produces are not discriminatory. The project will also seek to serve tribes in other states through education, advocacy, and litigation around redistricting.

Chloe is a 2020 graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School, with a joint
degree in law and public policy. During her time in graduate school, Chloe interned with
Sonosky Chambers Sachse Miller & Monkman, the Campaign Legal Center, and the Center for
Secure and Modern Elections. She served as an Editor of the Harvard Law Review and was on
the boards of the HLS Alliance for Reproductive Justice and the Women’s Law Association.
Before law school, she worked at the Denali Commission and for U.S. Senator Mark Begich.
Chloe received her undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College, majoring in
Philosophy, Politics & Economics. She is a born-and-raised Alaskan.