Stacey Strongarone

Stacey Strongarone is the director of Vera's California office. In this role, she is responsible for planning efforts around justice reform work in California. Previously, Stacey was the deputy director of Vera’s Center on Immigration and Justice where she managed various programs related to access to counsel for people in immigration detention. Originally from New York, Stacey relocated to Los Angeles in 2011. In recent years, she has served on the Liberty Hill Foundation's Community Funding Board and Change L.A. Host Committee, and received her coaching certification from Coaching for Transformation.

Before coming to Vera in 2006, she worked on prison and community-based education projects related to criminal justice and reentry, immigrant health, and economic development. Before attending law school Stacey provided pro se legal support to immigrants facing eviction as a Jesuit volunteer and legal assistant with La Raza Centro Legal in San Francisco. She received her BA from the College of the Holy Cross and her JD from New York University School of Law.