Emma Coleman

Senior Communications Manager & Policy Fellow, Public Interest Technology

Emma Coleman is the senior communications manager and a policy fellow for New America’s Public Interest Technology initiative. Her research interests focus on progressive criminal justice reform, including alternative sentencing, restorative justice, and considerations for women and parents. Her most recent published research, Data Sharing as Social Justice: how an improved reentry process can smooth the transition for formerly justice-involved people, explored procedural changes available to the Federal Bureau of Prisons in order to better suit the needs of those returning to D.C. after incarceration. Coleman sits on the ReThink Justice D.C. council and volunteers with Hope House, an organization that reunites children with their incarcerated parents. She holds a BA from Stanford University in international relations and comparative studies in race and ethnicity, where her thesis, Sentencing Pregnancy: a legal and humanistic analysis of options for incarcerated women, focused on the effects of mass incarceration on women and families. She is a proud Chicagoan, but loves living in D.C. with her cat, Luka.