Shefali Das

Shefali Das is a budget and policy analyst for Vera’s Advancing Universal Representation (UREP) initiative, where she supports the team’s advocacy through analyzing and tracking budgetary and legislative shifts, and explores public support and investment in deportation defense. Prior to joining UREP, she was a research intern for Vera’s Justice Fines and Fees Project, a project which sparked her love for budgets. Previously, Shefali was a research assistant for Dr. Nikki Jones, providing quantitative and qualitative research assistance for various projects surrounding policing and public safety. Shefali holds a BA in African American studies and political economy from the University of California, Berkeley.