Chris Kaiser-Nyman

Chris Kaiser-Nyman is a research associate on Vera’s California team, where he supports the analytics and research needs of campaigns working to shape state and local policy and practice around issues including jail decarceration, alternatives to incarceration, and pretrial justice. Prior to joining Vera, Chris worked with the ACLUs of Northern and Southern California on a district attorney accountability and public education campaign. As a policy and research analyst with UC Berkeley Law School’s Policy Advocacy Clinic, he designed a study to measure the effects of eliminating fees in the juvenile criminal legal system in California. Chris graduated from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy with an MPP and Grinnell College with a BA in biochemistry.