Vicky Luna Sullivan, J.D., Ed.D., is a Senior Staff Attorney licensed in Texas. Her civil rights activism promotes social and legal justice while advocating for public policy addressing the injustices/inequities grounded in racism and classism.
Dr. Sullivan earned her Bachelor’s degree from STMU, Masters from UTSA, and Doctorate in Education from UT Austin. As a High-School Educator, Campus Administrator, then District Administrator, she advocated for equity in educational resources/opportunities. While Director in one of Texas’ largest school districts, she schooled staff in student discipline and truancy. As a certified specialist in restorative practices, she trained on utilizing inclusive strategies in working with marginalized students and dismantling deficit-thinking practices and implicit biases.
Dr. Sullivan earned her Doctorate in Jurisprudence from STMU School of Law. During law school, she was active in the Women’s Law, Hispanic Law, and Criminal Law Student Associations and advanced to Moot Court quarterfinals earning a Faculty Excellence Award. She worked as a Research Assistant, Legal Intern, Law Clerk, and at the STMU Center for Legal and Social Justice Pro Bono Program on numerous projects including TRLA’s Psychiatric Advance Directives, Assisted Pro Se Divorce, Innocence Project, and SALSA’s Will Execution for health care workers during the pandemic. While a Student Attorney in the Criminal Justice Clinic, she represented indigent clients and worked a death penalty case alongside the best in Criminal Defense. Most recently, Dr. Sullivan was a Criminal Defense and Family Law Attorney in private practice.