Alexa Mason is a Program Associate at the Crime and Justice Policy Lab. Her work supports partners in Baltimore and Massachusetts as they implement a revamped Group Violence Reduction Strategy and maintain longstanding gang violence prevention programming, respectively.
She is currently a candidate for the Master of Science in Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, where her coursework focuses on effective policy evaluation and analysis, dismantling mass incarceration, criminal justice social policy, and economic theory. She also has significant research experience on a variety of racial justice issues, including the impact of socioeconomic segregation on public school zoning and the relationship between Black music styles and movements for social change.
Prior to joining CJP, Mason worked primarily in the legal field and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the College of William and Mary.