Amy Schroder (She/They) graduated from Brandeis University in 2023 with a B.A. in Politics and minors in Legal Studies, Economics, and Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies. Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, Amy is passionate about criminal and juvenile justice reform as well as decreasing barriers to re-entry and collateral consequences for individuals returning from incarceration.
While in college, Amy interned at the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Citizens for Juvenile Justice (CfJJ) in Massachusetts. In these positions, she centered racial justice and class equity, supporting alternative practices under the Raise the Age campaign for CfJJ and examining race-based discrimination and prosecution under the Racial Justice Initiative at the District Attorney’s Office.
During the semester, Amy participated in the Brandeis Educational Justice Initiative (BEJI) program, helping write and deliver holistic and trauma-informed educational lesson plans for formerly incarcerated adults including those newly returning from prison. They have also taken inside-out college courses taught alongside incarcerated adults at Nashua St. Jail as well as at the Boston Pre-Release Center for incarcerated adults earning college credits.