Bridget began decarceral organizing with Rising scholars, a group for formerly incarcerated students at CSU Long Beach. She is guided by the understanding that our collective liberation lies in the expertise of those targeted by systems of oppression. Bridget discovered a love of research while completing an undergraduate thesis in the Sociology Honors Program at CSULB where she obtained her BA. Her research explored the importance of peer support on the trajectory and identity of formerly incarcerated women in higher education.
Bridget has worked previously on policy and research in areas of decarceration, housing and decriminalization of substance use. She has worked as a facilitator and coach, training directly impacted organizers, and continues to volunteer her time organizing with and providing direct support to currently incarcerated people. She is dedicated to building power in community with others directly impacted by the carceral system and the myriad of violent oppressions that surround it.