After graduating in Fall of 2014, I moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University. I received my Master’s in Social Work in the Fall of 2016. Currently, I am a Mitigation Investigator at the Capital Post-Conviction Project of Louisiana, working on a multi-disciplinary indigent defense team. Our office handles all final appeals for those who have received a death sentence in the State of Louisiana. As a Licensed Master Social Worker and Mitigation Investigator, it is my responsibility to humanize those who may have committed horrendous crimes. I assist defense attorneys in presenting their clients in the context of their entire life history, not just who they were on the day of the crime. Through the evidence gathered via records collection and the interview process, the defense is able to connect defendants and fact finders on the basis of their mutual humanity, regardless of the crime. I have the unique challenge of discerning the threads of those delicate human connections and weaving them together in a compelling pattern. Mitigation has the power to resurrect a seemingly hopeless case, bringing new life into all aspects of the defense. I am committed to social justice and human rights, and will continue to do this work until the dealth penalty is abolished in the United States.
Capital Post-Conviction Project of Louisiana