Aleshadye (El-shuh-dye) Getachew is Senior Counsel at Democracy Forward.

Before joining Democracy Forward, Aleshadye practiced at Children’s Rights in New York, where she investigated and litigated federal class actions on behalf of youth seeking structural reform of state systems. Prior to joining Children’s Rights, Aleshadye litigated complex civil cases and jury trials across the country at Wilkinson Stekloff, a boutique trial firm.  

Aleshadye graduated from Georgetown University Law Center cum laude, where she received the Outstanding Student Advocate award for her clinic work on behalf of unhoused communities. She earned her B.S. from Cornell University, and served as a middle school English teacher in Louisiana before going to law school. 

Aleshadye is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars.