Mariah K. Watson is the Policy Associate of Re:store Justice. She helps oversee the drafting, advocacy, and implementation of RJ sponsored policy. Having had a loved one incarcerated for over ten years, Mariah approaches this work with an open heart and an unyielding drive for change. Before joining Re:store Justice, Mariah worked for California State Senator Nancy Skinner as a Senate Fellow and Legislative Aide. During that period, she staffed SB 1437 and was an integral part of its passage. Mariah graduated with High Honors from UC Davis with BA’s in International Relations and Philosophy. During her time in the UC, Mariah was the first Black Female Student Body President at Davis and helped organize a coalition of students to secure UC’s commit to divest their direct holdings in private prisons.

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