Sammy Bosalavage serves on the New Orleans Advisory Council at Avodah.
Sammy (Samantha) Bosalavage is a Staff Attorney at Avodah placement the Promise of Justice Initiative (PJI), where she worked as an Avodah Corps member in 2014-2015 coordinating the Client and Family Assistance Program. She is originally from Rockland County, New York. Sammy moved down to New Orleans in 2010 to attend Tulane University, where she studied Sociology and Social Policy & Practice. After her Avodah year, she remained on at PJI for three more years as a paralegal and outreach coordinator until she moved back to New York to attend NYU School of Law. During law school, she was a student advocate with the Office of the Appellate Defender through NYU’s Criminal Appellate Defender Clinic and with the Brooklyn Defender Services through NYU’s Criminal Defense and Reentry Clinic, as well as a volunteer with the Parole Preparation Project. Over the summers, she interned at the ACLU’s Criminal Law Reform Project and the Southern Center for Human Rights. After law school, Sammy returned to PJI in 2021 as an attorney on the civil litigation team, fighting for the rights of those impacted by the criminal legal system. Sammy also supervises the Client and Family Assistance Coordinators, an Avodah Corps Member and a Jesuit Volunteer Corps Member.