Scholtz is a Training and Legal Support Staff Attorney with the new Defending Vulnerable Populations Project. Prior to joining CLINIC, Scholtz worked with Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid's Immigration Law Project, first as a Liman Fellow and then as a staff attorney. Her work at MMLA focused on representation of unaccompanied children, and she also provided training, technical assistance, pro bono program development, and advocacy on children's immigration issues.
Scholtz received her J.D. from Yale Law School and was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Diana Murphy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She is a Faculty Fellow at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Prior to law school, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica.