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NJJN Welcomes New Team Members

June 20, 2017

NJJN recently hired a new staff member and three summer interns to further our mission of pursuing an equitable and fair youth justice system. Learn more about the youth justice advocates:

New Staff

Josh Gordon, Communications & Database Manager

Josh is responsible for tactical execution of communications, marketing and social media strategy in support of NJJN's events, advocacy and publishing initiatives. He is a passionate social change activist dedicated to helping other advocates pursue lasting reform. Most recently, he worked as the communications and digital media coordinator for the International Franchise Association. Learn more.



Summer 2017 Policy Interns

Lola Akere, Public Policy Intern

While at NJJN, Lola will conduct research and assist NJJN's policy team. She is a rising 2L at the University of Virginia School of Law and received her B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Baylor University. She is the President of the Minority Rights Coalition, a 2L Class Senator and a Student Council Representative for the University at large. As a member of the University of Virginia Journal of Criminal Law, Lola has a passion for advocating on behalf of those in jail. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, eating and playing Disney trivia games with her younger sister.


Meghana Bharadwaj, Public Policy Intern

Meghana Bharadwaj is a rising sophomore studying human rights, children's rights, public policy and inequality at Columbia University. Meghana's mission statement is to impact her community for the greater good. She recently received the President's Volunteer Service Award and the Congressional Gold Medal for her outstanding volunteer efforts. In her free time, Meghana enjoys reading, playing flamenco guitar, ranting about politics on her social media, and eating vegan food from all around the world.


Alfred “Red” Joseph, Public Policy Intern

This summer, Red is working on projects involving police accountability and transparency alongside planning for NJJN's Annual Forum. Last summer, Red gathered evidence and conducted interviews as an intern investigator for the DC Public Defender's office. Red is a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania studying history and philosophy. In addition to his passion for criminal justice, Red enjoys boxing, films and A Song of Ice and Fire.

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