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Rebecca Epstein

Rebecca Epstein is the Executive Director of the Center on Gender Justice & Opportunity at Georgetown Law. Under Rebecca’s leadership since 2012, the Center has driven policy changes in courts and schools and influenced national discussions on critical issues, such as the criminalization of girls and the biases faced by Black girls. Among other publications,

Professor Peter Edelman

Peter Edelman is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law and poverty law and is Faculty Director of the Center on Gender Justice & Opportunity. On the faculty since 1982, he has also served in all three branches of government. During President Clinton’s first

Makayla Rivera

Makayla Rivera joined the Center on Gender Justice and Opportunity as a Youth Storyteller in Residence in February of 2023. Makayla received the New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education last year and was a gold medalist in the state-wide competition for the NAACP Act-So Program in the category of poetry written. She also performed

Logan Green

Logan Green is the Center on Gender Justice & Opportunity’s inaugural Youth Storyteller in Residence. She is a writer, activist, and actress from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In 2021, she won the National Speech and Debate competition in the Original Spoken Word category for her poem “Reclaiming Girlhood,” which she wrote after reading our Girlhood Interrupted report–and

Shabnam Javdani

Shabnam Javdani is a Senior Scholar at the Center on Gender Justice & Opportunity at Georgetown Law. Professor Javdani is an Associate Professor of Applied Psychology at New York University, a founding Director of the RISE Research Team, and the Faculty Director of the NYU Prison Education Program. Javdani also works as a clinical and

Professor Thalia González

Professor Thalia González is a Senior Scholar in the Center on Gender Justice & Opportunity at Georgetown University Law Center where she leads the Center’s national research on restorative justice law, policy, and practice. She is a Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of Law and holds a Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair.