Justice-in-Education Scholars

Roosevelt J. Arrington

Mentor, Community Mediation Services

Roosevelt J. Arrington is a Mentor for Community Mediation Services, where he advises, counsels, teaches and guides multidimensional families with cases in Queens Family...

Tiheba Bain

Director of Coalitions, The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women

Whether she’s advocating for policy changes or providing direct services to women and girls, Tiheba has dedicated her life to making change within the criminal injustice...

​Jarrell E. Daniels

Research Assistant, The Center for Justice

Jarrell E. Daniels is a research assistant at the Center For Justice at Columbia University, where his main focus is on understanding how mass incarceration and...

Darryl Epps Jr.

Justice in Education Scholar, Columbia University

Darryl Epps Jr. is a member of the Summer 2017 Justice in Education (JIE) cohort and CornellPrison Education Project (CPEP). Darryl has counseled and worked with at-risk...

Louis Gonzalez

Building Operations Manager, Jericho Project

Louis Gonzalez currently serves as the Building Operations Manager for the Jericho Project, a nationally-acclaimed nonprofit ending homelessness at its roots by enabling...

Leyla Martinez

President/Founder of the Beyond the Box Initiative

Leyla Martinez is a first-generation student at Columbia’s School of General Studies, where she is a senior majoring in Human Rights. She is also the President/Founder of...

Lisette Oblitas

Administrative Assistant, The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities

Lisette Oblitas is the Administrative Assistant at the Society of Fellows and the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.

Topeka K. Sam

Founder and Executive Director of The Ladies of Hope Ministries​

Topeka K. Sam is the Founder and Executive Director of The Ladies of Hope Ministries– The LOHM – whose mission is to help disenfranchised and marginalized women andgirls...

Isaac Scott

Arts & Communications Specialist, Justice-in-Education Initiative, Columbia University

Pastor Isaac Scott is a formerly incarcerated artist and activist. As the Program Director for The Confined Arts, he is a leader in promoting justice reform and prison...

Shawn Williams

Justice-in-Education Scholar, Columbia University

Shawn has spoken at numerous reform schools and has helped raise substantial funding for the Cornell Prison Education Program. He has served as an advisor to Teach For...