Emily Harris

Emily Harris

State Field Director

In her role as State Field Director, Emily oversees state and local campaigns, develops a statewide membership structure, and builds and coordinates relationships with other state organizations, community leaders, allies, and key local and state officials.

Emily has served as the Statewide Coordinator for Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB), a coalition of 65 anti-prison organizations (including theElla Baker Center), for four years. Her prior work experience includes working with women in prison through roles at Free Battered WomenCalifornia Coalition for Women Prisoners, and the Prison Creative Arts Project.

She serves on the National Advisory Board for the Prison Creative Arts Project and is the mentor for the Criminal Justice Cohort of the Women’s Policy Institute, a program of the Women’s Foundation of California.

Her policy interests and experience include working to reduce prison and jail populations, stopping prison expansion, reproductive justice for people inside, and redirecting resources out of the corrections budget.