Colette Marcellin is a research assistant in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where she works on projects related to corrections, reentry, criminal justice reform, and trauma-informed programs and practices. She previously worked on gender violence prevention both for the University of Virginia’s Women’s Center and as a leader of a student advocacy organization. She has also conducted research and contributed to publications for the University of Virginia’s Power, Violence, and Inequality Collective and Department of Politics.
Colette graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in economics and political philosophy, policy, and law, as well as a minor in women, gender, and sexuality. She was awarded highest distinction for her undergraduate work and thesis, which developed an original feminist framework for the symbolic importance of women’s representation in American politics.