Educational Outreach Assistant | IMRP at UConn
Destiny Smith recently graduated from Quinnipiac University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. As the Educational Outreach Assistant, she coordinates activities and supports the planning, implementation, creation, and promotion of the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP)’s educational campaigns and the events of the International Justice Exchange (IJE) project.
Ms. Smith is a social justice defender, passionate about driving policy changes to reduce recidivism rates and promote incarceration alternatives, such as restorative justice practices, by collaborating with community organizations, policymakers, and grassroots movements, and strives to dismantle barriers and advocate for more humane approaches to administering justice. With her academic background in psychology, she has gained a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of human behavior and the profound effects of social inequality on mental health. Ms. Smith is proficient in applying evidence-based approaches to advocate for change, addressing the root causes of societal issues, and creating a more just and equitable environment for all.
Ms. Smith is on track to further her legal career by becoming a civil rights attorney, concentrating on prison reform, wrongful convictions, rehabilitation, and more.