Student Advisory Group Member: Matthew Mizel is a third year doctoral student in social welfare whose research interests include implicit bias, race, reentry from incarceration, and criminal desistance. He received his MSW from UCLA and his BA from Stanford University in psychology with honors. Matthew worked as a summer associate at the RAND Corporation where he studied racial inequality in school suspension. Over the prior twelve years, he has taught over 1,000 creative writing classes to incarcerated youth through the non-profit InsideOut Writers. Matthew also mentors young people after their release from incarceration through the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC). With ARC in 2013, he successfully worked to pass California SB 260, reducing juvenile sentencing. Matthew has worked in South Africa providing guidance on policy and programs to address crime, incarceration, and reentry. Prior to enrolling in the UCLA doctoral program, he worked in film and was the Co-Producer of Step Up 2: The Streets and the Associate Producer of A Walk to Remember.
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