Asia Bowman


Asia Bowman is a program associate with Vera’s Ending Girls’ Incarceration initiative, working to support the development of gender-responsive solutions within the youth legal system.

Asia came to Vera with an eclectic background focused on an array of social justice and human rights issues. Before joining Vera in 2020, she worked at a grassroots nonprofit providing free arts and education programming to girls and transgender youth. As a housing policy and advocacy specialist, she contributed extensively to a report examining the impacts of aldermanic prerogative in Chicago.

Asia holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Ohio State University and an MSW from the University of Chicago.