I am a PhD student in Peace and Conflict Resolution. My education and work are based in trauma-informed, healing-centered Restorative Justice practices, and are focused on Social Justice Advocacy and Activism, with a vision toward an abolitionist future. Toward that end, I have worked as a Visiting Instructor at Colby College, co-teaching AY346 – Carcerality and Abolition, as a curriculum co-creator on the Freedom & Captivity Curriculum Project team, was a lead facilitator of Maine State Prison’s Restorative Practices Steering Committee, served on Colby College’s Restorative Practices Team, and now provide consultation to RJ practitioners in the US and abroad. I am also a columnist for the The Bollard (formerly Mainer), where I write a monthly column to raise public consciousness around the existence and power of humanity in carceral spaces. My education, work, and research are informed by my experience as a currently incarcerated person in Maine State Prison.