Devon Simmons is an Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity, a 2019 Soros Justice Fellow, the International Ambassador for the Incarceration Nations Network (INN), and the first graduate of the Prison-to-College Pipeline program. His work focuses on providing educational opportunities for people in prisons and changing the narrative of those formerly incarcerated by amplifying their voices through civic engagement and political participation, thereby dismantling their current state of disenfranchisement.
Dr. Baz Dreisinger is an author, activist, academic and agitator. She is a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York; Founder and Executive Director of the Incarceration Nations Network; Founder of the Prison-to-College Pipeline (P2CP) program and global P2CP movement; and author of Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World and Near Black: White-to-Black Passing in American Culture.
Matthew Wilson is an artist, filmmaker, writer, Prison-to-College Pipeline student, 2018-2019 Mellon Humanities Scholar, 2019 Thomson Film Festival Award Winner, 2019 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Scholar. His writing, art, and films focus on the forgotten voices of those incarcerated, underrepresented in media. Matthew uses all of his talents to create stories that are meant to impact the negative perception of those who go unseen in society. Matthew is currently studying communications at St. John’s University.