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Rena Karefa-Johnson

Public Service Venture Fund (PSVF) Fellow, Harvard University

Rena Karefa-Johnson joined Youth Represent as a staff attorney and a recipient of the Harvard Public Service Venture Fund Fellowship. Rena will be working to provide workshops and legal support to young people currently on and transitioning back from Riker’s Island. As a 2016 graduate of Harvard Law School, Rena devoted much of her time in law school to advocating for communities of color as a student defense attorney in criminal defense clinics and as a student organizer and activist. Prior to law school, Rena graduated from Yale University with a degree in African-American Studies.