Meghan Nayak


Meghan Nayak is the associate director manager of Vera’s Reshaping Prosecution initiative, working with prosecutors across the country to end mass incarceration, address racial disparities, and make their offices more accountable. She serves as staff lead for the Motion for Justice project, which provides technical assistance to prosecutors and community partners seeking to center racial equity in prosecutors’ work.

Before joining Vera, Meghan was litigation counsel and a member of the research and policy team at Fair and Just Prosecution, working to support prosecutorial leaders committed to enhancing transparency and accountability. Meghan also served seven years as a staff attorney at the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender in Ocean County, New Jersey, in both juvenile and adult courts.

Meghan holds a BA in sociology and French literature and language from New York University, an MSc in criminology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.