Teresa Panepinto is the Legal Director of Swords to Plowshares, an organization that provides free legal assistance to veterans seeking VA benefits and military discharge reviews. Prior to attending law school, she coordinated the nationwide GI Rights Hotline, providing legal information to military servicemembers. A long-time member of the Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild, she served on its Steering Committee from 2004-2009. She has extensive experience training attorneys, legal workers, and law students on military and veterans law. She received her undergraduate degree from Willamette University and her law degree from UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.