Senior Policy Strategist
Amina has focused her career on analysis, development and implementation of public policy relating to people of color and other traditionally overlooked and disenfranchised groups. Her former work has focused on issues of domestic violence at the Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, youth violence at the Virginia Commonwealth University, police racial profiling at Policy Link and education with Justice Matters. She has also worked as a freelance author, with published works appearing in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, The Richmond Free Press, The Virginia Pilot, The National Urban League’s Magazine and Pathfinders Travel Magazine. She is also author of the pictorial heritage book Images of America: African Americans of Petersburg. Amina received her B.A. from Vassar College and her Masters in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California Berkeley.
Originally from El Paso, Texas on the U.S.-Mexico border, Jack comes from a biracial family of public school educators. He's directly experienced the issues facing low-income communities of color in our public school system and considers growing up in a border community his most important education. His primary research interests lie in education and public health as they relate to economic and social development. He has conducted historical and sociological research in the field in India and the United Kingdom and is currently editing his two theses on colonial medicine and health policy in Punjab and Bihar for publication. Jack received his B.A. in History and Political Science from Stanford University and his masters in International Development from the University of Oxford.
Special Projects Manager
Marvin is an Oakland born and based, community artist, arts organizer, deacon, Facebook statistician and homemaker. He brings this unique intersection of skills and passion to both the day-to-day tasks of the Justice Matters office as well as the work that he does creating workshops for REAL Schools Now!, our families-led campaign in Richmond, California. His work of making art and creativity honored tools to be used to imagine thriving public schools is at once intentional and exciting. He offers both professional knowledge as well as artistry to several projects at Justice Matters. As a writer and author of two books of poetry and numerous local and national publishing credits, Marvin leads with and lends his expertise of the creative process to the conversations and to the work that Justice Matters is examining around arts, arts integration, getting at, capturing and giving voice to community-rooted wisdom.