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Mark Lipkin joined the Research & Action Center in 2017 as a research analyst. His work utilizes mixed-methods approaches to evaluate diversion programs, largely serving young people entangled in the justice system, and supports the original research of the RAC.

Mark graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in economics with a minor in global poverty and practice. His background in quantitative analysis, shaped by historic and present-day inequities, led to his present focus on the criminal justice system. He comes to Impact Justice from Bright Funds, where he researched U.S. philanthropic giving and corporate social responsibility programs.

Mark is passionate about ending mass incarceration and the disproportionate incarceration of people of color, LGBTQ/GNC people, and people with disabilities. He teaches at San Quentin State Prison with the Prison University Project, instructing intermediate algebra and a class on criminal justice reform & philanthropy.