Alison Shih

Alison is a senior program associate with Vera’s New Orleans office. Since joining the team in 2018, her work focuses on replacing the user-funded justice system in New Orleans and Louisiana, specifically the extraction of wealth through money bail and conviction fines and fees. Alison began her career as a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice in Brooklyn and, for a time, worked exclusively on human trafficking cases with the organization’s Exploitation Intervention Project. Since relocating to New Orleans in 2015, Alison practiced civil litigation before serving as a public interest focused Career Counselor at Tulane Law School. She received her BA from Rollins College, MA in Health Education from Columbia University Teachers College, and JD from Brooklyn Law School.