Who We Are

Elise Boddie is the founder and Executive Director of The Inclusion Project. She is an award-winning legal scholar and a full-time law professor at Rutgers Law School in Newark where she teaches constitutional law, civil rights, and state and local government law. Before joining Rutgers she was the Director of Litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), where she supervised LDF’s national legal program, its team of attorneys, and core aspects of its operations. Earlier in her career, she litigated cases in the areas of affirmative action, employment, school desegregation, and economic justice and headed LDF’s Education group. She currently sits on the board of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and is a founding trustee of the New Jersey Coalition for Diverse & Inclusive Schools. In February 2020, the Urban League of Essex County awarded her its Whitney M. Young award for her service to low-income communities.  For her full bio, see here https://law.rutgers.edu/directory/view/ecb95.

Gatien Laurol (TIP Fellow) hails from the sunshine city and state of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  He attended Florida Atlantic University.  His primary legal interests are labor and employment law.  He has interned for the National Labor Relations Board and for the Honorable Judge Monique Roberts-Draper of the EEOC. He is a member of the Association of Black Law Students, the Labor and Employment Society, and the Student Mental Health Alliance.  When he’s not working he enjoys lifting weights, hiking, and reading philosophy.  He is also a research assistant for Professor Rachel Godsil and Professor David Troutt.

Carly Rothman Siditsky (TIP Fellow) is a 3L at Rutgers Law School, where she is a Saul Tischler Scholar, an Eagleton Fellow, co-founder/chair of the Rutgers Association of Student Caregivers, and an Executive Editor for the Rutgers University Law Review. She has served as a legal intern for the New Jersey Attorney General’s Division on Civil Rights, a federal judicial intern for Judge Michael Shipp in the District of New Jersey, and a research assistant to Professors Elise Boddie and Sarah Dadush.

Prior to law school, Carly managed external communications for the State Priorities Partnership, a national network of state policy organizations coordinated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, D.C. She also served as Director of External Affairs at New Jersey Policy Perspective, a state policy think tank working to advance racial and economic justice. Previously, Carly was a reporter, editorial board member, and Director of Social Media at The Star-Ledger in Newark.

Carly holds an M.P.A. from New York University, where she received the Wagner Public Service Scholarship, and a B.A. from Yale University, where her honors included the Liman Public Interest Law Fellowship, Trumbull College Community Service Award, and Amy Rossborough Fellowship.