Faiza Chappell

Faiza Chappell is a program associate on Vera’s Unlocking Potential initiative. Her work includes leading some of Unlocking Potential’s Second Chance Pell technical assistance as well as reentry-focused technical assistance with Second Chance Act grantees. Prior to joining Vera, Faiza was an assistant public defender at the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office in Rochester, NY. Faiza also worked at the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Medaille College-In-Prison program at Albion Correctional Facility where she helped incarcerated students complete their college degrees. Faiza holds a BA in political science from Nazareth College and a JD from American University, Washington College of Law.