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Hometown: The Bronx, NY

Emmanuel is a member of the Class of 2023 studying Industrial and Labor Relations. He serves as the Co-President for Cornell's Prison Reform and Education Project. He also serves as the Executive Vice President of Budding Branches, an intercollegiate non-profit organization that provides conversations to socio-economically disadvantaged high school students with undergraduates attending over 30 colleges in the US. Emmanuel has interned at the New York County District Attorney's Office under DA Cyrus Vance Jr. and has worked as a Ladders for Leaders Intern in the NYC Dept. of Youth and Community Development. Emmanuel received certification from Columbia University's Center for Justice as a Youth Justice Ambassador in 2019. He hopes to study anti-trust law when pursuing a JD.



Hometown: Carlisle, MA

Annie is a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in Government, pursuing minors in Law & Society and Crimes, Prisons, Education and Justice. She is from Concord, Massachusetts. She is also involved with the Cornell Anti-Detention Alliance, plays for the Cornell Women's Club Soccer team, and works as a research assistant in the Government department. She is spending her junior year abroad at Oxford University, studying History and Politics. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in criminal law.



CUPI Coordinator

Louise Wang is a current senior majoring in Government and English with a minor in Crime, Prisons, Education and Justice. She is also an A&S Humanities Scholar. On campus, she is also the president of the Cornell Parole Initiative and the co-president of Pi Lambda Sigma Pre-Government Fraternity (POLIS). She joined PREP her freshman year as a way to learn more about the criminal justice system and to get involved in advocacy. After graduation, she hopes to attend law school or to continue her work as an advocate in the criminal justice system.

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Sentencing Advocacy and Reform Project Manager
Hometown: New Haven County, CT

Cathryn is a sophomore from Connecticut double majoring in English and American Studies while also pursuing both Law & Society and Crime, Prisons, Education, and Justice minors. Cathryn is passionate about criminal justice reform and issues surrounding the prison system. On campus, she is a brother of pre-law fraternity Kappa Alpha Pi, Diversity & Inclusion Chair of Cornell's Mock Trial Team, and a member of Cornell University Parole Initiative. In PREP, Cathryn serves as Project Manager of Cornell Against Death Penalty Lobbying.

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Sentencing Advocacy and Reform Project Manager
Hometown: Manhattan, NY

Samuel Tadmiri is a current junior from New York City majoring in Environment & Sustainability, and pursuing a minor in Law & Society at Cornell. He is passionate about environmental justice and advocacy work, looking at the climate crisis through a social justice lens. Aside from PREP, he is also involved in Cornell University Parole Initiative as well as the Men’s Club Basketball Team.



Cornell Divestment Project Manager
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Krinal is a senior majoring in BSOC and Psychology. At Cornell, she has worked for the Prisoner express program, TA’s for the Cornell Prison Education program at the Elmira Correctional facility (2 semesters), and works with a local grass root organization- Healthful Transitions- to decrease barriers to accessing healthcare for people who are in the county jail, and is the president of Compass, which serves youth at the intersection of the juvenile and justice system. Her experiences have exposed her to many of the human rights violations that occur within the walls of a prison, and she was inspired to research one of these injustices: prison healthcare. She has worked with Dr. Jeremy Rossman, to research prison healthcare in Cook county prison during the height of COVID in 2020-2021. She aspires to pursue an MD/PhD and work with politically oppressed communities through Doctors Without Borders.



Cornell Divestment Project Manager

Maya is currently a junior majoring in Industrial Labor Relations at Cornell University. Within PREP, she had tutored for College Initiative Upstate, an organization that seek to help those formerly involved with the criminal justice system prepare for their GED exam. In addition to her position as project manager within Cornell PREP, she is a Tradition Fellow, a member of Parole Preparation Project, and a member of International Business Consulting. She first became interested in criminal justice reform after her sister introduced her to the book Just Mercy to her during her senior year of high school.

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Prison Education Tutoring and Outreach Project Manager
Hometown: Ashford, CT

Grace is a current junior majoring in Global and Public Health Sciences. Within that field, some of her interests are data science, statistics, advocacy, social justice, law & policy research, and environmentalism. Aside from PREP, she works at Prisoner Express, a non-profit that creates an opportunity for incarcerated men and women to get information, education, and a public forum for creative expression. She is also an experienced teaching assistant for CHEM 2070, Outdoor Odyssey guide, and instructor for Cornell Outdoor Education. In her free time, she is a member of a few more organizations, and additionally enjoys reading, art, music, being active, and learning/trying new things.

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Prison Education Tutoring and Outreach Project Manager
Hometown: Candor, NY

Kayleigh is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Government, pursuing minors in Crime, Prison, Education, and Justice; Law and Society; Inequality Studies; and Public Policy. Alongside PREP, she works for Cornell's Prison Education Program, a program dedicated to supporting incarcerated individuals' academic ambitions and preparation for successful re-entry. Previously, she interned at the Broome County Public Defender Office and worked for Cornell's Upward Bound Program. After graduation, Kayleigh plans to continue her advocacy for educational equity and criminal justice reform and hopes to attend law school.

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VP of Finance
Hometown: Long Island, NY

Maya Smith is a junior studying Industrial and Labor Relations. She is a URF for William Keeton Dorm and a supervisor in the Keeton Dining Hall. She is also the co-membership chair for BOSS. Maya hopes to be a public interest lawyer in the future.



VP of Programming
Hometown: Scarsdale, NY

Paige is a senior majoring in ILR and minoring in Inequality Studies and Law and Society. Apart from her studies, she is also a writer and editor for Slope Media Group and involved with ILR Women’s Caucus. Paige has been interested in mass incarceration and reforming the criminal justice system since taking a class her senior year of high school and listening to the podcast Serial. She joined PREP as a freshman in 2019.



VP of Public Relations
Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Alexis is a current sophomore majoring in Government and History. In addition to her role as VP of Public Relations for Cornell's Prison Reform Education Project, she also serves on the executive boards of the Cornell Roosevelt Institute and Cornell's service fraternity (Alpha Phi Omega), as Center Director and Co-service Learning Chair, respectively. Alexis is also involved in the Cornell University Parole Initiative, Prisoner's Express, and is a research assistant for the Title IX lab in the Department of Sociology.

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