children and youth, community organizing and community development, criminal justice, marginalized populations, public policy, race and ethnicity, racial justice, social justice
Ceema Samimi is a doctoral student at the University of Denver with research interests in alternatives to incarceration and restorative justice as a tool for positive youth development, youth voice and inter-generational collaboration, especially with systems-involved youth. She is specifically interested in how policies and structures of youth-serving organizations are influenced by legacies of colonization. Samimi earned her MPA at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and MSSW at Columbia University.
- MSW, Columbia University
- Master of Public Administration, City University of New York John Jay College