Vera’s experts conduct research and analysis and develop policies and programs in a variety of criminal and social justice fields. Their varied knowledge, background, and experience enable Vera to address the full spectrum of national and local justice issues.
As senior communications associate, Scarlet handles media inquiries to the institute, drafts press releases, and oversees Vera's social media channels. She also manages the website, blog, and social media presence for the Safety and Justice Challenge, an initiative to change the way America thinks about and uses jails. Prior to joining Vera in 2014 as communications associate, she worked in academic publishing, where she acquired and managed political science research monographs. She holds a BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin.
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