Alison Shih

Alison is a program manager for Closing Mass Incarceration’s Front Door. Alison joined Vera in 2018, and since that time, she has focused on bail reform efforts throughout the country. Her work has involved engaging in legislative pushes and advocacy, as well as developing policy and practice changes in multiple jurisdictions, including New Orleans, Houston, California, and Kentucky. She began her legal career as a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice in New York City and, for a time, focused on human trafficking cases with the organization’s Exploitation Intervention Project. After relocating to New Orleans in 2015, Alison practiced civil litigation before serving as a public interest career counselor at Tulane Law School. Alison received her BA from Rollins College, MA in health education from Columbia University Teachers College, and JD from Brooklyn Law School.