Elisa Nolasco

Elisa Nolasco (She, Her, Hers), born and raised in Spain, graduated with honors from New York University with a B.A. in Public Policy & Social Justice. She has spent the last two years with the ROSES Program, a strength-based, client-centered, and trauma-informed client advocacy program for juvenile justice-involved girls. At ROSES, Elisa worked directly with girls on legal advocacy, mobilizing community resources, working towards short and long-term goals, and ultimately transferring self-advocacy skills. Elisa has also worked on statewide and national criminal justice reform campaigns with JustLeadershipUSA and interned under the Director of Outreach at the Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand. At NYU, she served as Chair of the Students for Criminal Justice Reform group in the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, facilitated arts workshops for incarcerated youth on Rikers Island through the Lyrics on Lockdown course, and worked on Make the Road New Jersey’s “Let’s Drive NJ” campaign to expand access to driver’s licenses through the Advocacy Lab course. She is pursuing an MPA in Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy, concentrating on Advocacy and Political Action