Andrea is from Alaska: Anchorage, Nuiqsut, Juneau, and Fairbanks. She graduated as the “Outstanding Student of Economics” from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and then the University of Utah, College of Law, where she was the Executive Editor of the Journal of Contemporary Law and the cartoonist for the law student publication “The Neo Analyst.” Ms. Garland worked as a civil litigator at the Utah Legal Clinic, where she had clerked during law school. She began at Salt Lake Legal Defender Association in 1998. Her cases include drugs, sex, assault, fraud, kidnapping, theft, and homicide offenses. She has published book reviews and articles and presented CLE’s on criminal defense and related topics.