Marjie Shrimpton is the firm’s Communications Coordinator, managing the RPJ website, social media and internal and external communications initiatives. She was previously a Legal Assistant at the firm, primarily supporting its entertainment and employment practices. Prior to RPJ, she worked as an Assistant for the International Human Rights Funders Group, a philanthropy network for grantmaking organizations that fund human rights and social justice initiatives. Ms. Shrimpton graduated with a B.A. from Barnard College of Columbia University with a double major in Dance and Human Rights (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). While in school, she spent time abroad studying performing arts and culture, international politics and human rights in Senegal, New Zealand and Paris. In her junior year, she was awarded a Tow Fellowship to complete research in New Zealand for her senior thesis.
Outside of the firm, Ms. Shrimpton is an actor-dancer-singer. She has been a featured dancer in several stage and film productions, including the immersive workshop of Kerrigan-Lowdermilk’s The Bad Years and Jonah Feingold’s indie feature What Are We? In January 2018, she made her solo cabaret debut in What Would Judy Do? at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, and she will reprise the show in Minnesota in September 2018. She frequently collaborates with The BringAbout, which is an ensemble of theatre artists under the creative direction of Jennifer Jancuska that helps develop movement for new theatre. She also recently joined the ranks of volunteer teaching artists working with Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP), an organization committed to providing arts education programming to underserved youth in our New York community and around the world.