A graduate of Berry College, Cheryl is a former high school teacher and began her legal career as a reference librarian. She is now the Director of Pro Bono and Community Service for the law firm of Alston & Bird and has served in her current role for over a decade. In addition to her work on the GA PATENTS Advisory Board, Cheryl is one of the co-founders of GAIN, the Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network, where she serves as the chair of the Advisory Board. She is an active member of the Atlanta Pro Bono Roundtable, the Atlanta Immigration Group, and recently joined the board of re:Imagine/ATL. She is actively involved with the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Center for Civic Innovation, and serves on the GO Team for Paul H. Dunbar Elementary School. Cheryl is also a Past-President of the Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta and a proud graduate of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute’s Class of 2016.