Ms. Hager joined the Center in 2013 and leads the public benefits team, supervising two attorneys. Her work focuses on improving access to food and cash assistance, Medicaid and childcare assitance for New Mexico families.
Prior to joining the Center, Sovereign worked as a Staff Attorney at DNA-People’s Legal Services in Shiprock, New Mexico, assisting low-income patients at three Indian Health Service facilities with legal problems affecting their health. Her advocacy included public benefits, domestic violence, special education, housing and consumer rights.
J.D. and MA from Syracuse University in 2011.