Ari Kotler


Ari Kotler is a research analyst in Vera’s research department, where his work focuses on jail incarceration and the criminalization of poverty.

Before joining Vera in 2022, Ari’s work ran the gamut from labor unions to the retail and service industries to gardening and landscaping.

Ari has also been an intern and volunteer in local government, public defense, and grassroots organizing.

Ari holds a BA in sociology, political science, and mathematics from the University of Vermont.