Sheeba Pawar


Sheeba Pawar is a research associate with Vera’s Reshaping Prosecution initiative. She conducts quantitative data analyses and other research to understand how prosecution and the larger criminal legal system work in communities across the country, with an eye toward increasing transparency in prosecution, advancing racial equity, and ending mass incarceration.

Before joining Vera, Sheeba worked as a public health fellow at the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office, where she supported the development and outreach of an expungement program and engaged with community partners in reimagining public safety as public health.

In addition to her work at Vera, Sheeba enjoys volunteering at her local community garden and learning more about the principles of agroecology.

Sheeba holds a BS in neuroscience from the University of Michigan and an MPH from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in health behavior and health education with a concentration in social epidemiology.