I lead our team monitoring New Jersey’s compliance with a consent decree intended to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families in New Jersey. I am also a senior member of CSSP’s Youth Thrive initiative.
I do this work because
I am a strong believer in Bryan Stevenson’s admonition: “The opposite of poverty is not wealth. In too many places, the opposite of poverty is justice.”
I am most proud of
My work with New York City’s Department of Probation, especially a memorable meeting in which the officers articulated how the Youth Thrive brain science material would fundamentally change how they worked with their young people.
- Director, The Incarcerated Mothers Law Project, Women’s Prison Association and Home, Inc.
- Director, Family Law Unit, South Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation B
Education and Awards
- J.D., Cornell University School of Law
- B.A., Cornell University
- Cornel Law School Alumni Exemplary Public Service Award
When the day is done
I am an occasional triathlon participant. I enjoy live music, and I’m a member of SOMA Action, a local group in my community committed to nonviolence, diversity, participatory democracy, and taking immediate political action.