Why do you come to work at Root & Rebound every day?    I come to Root & Rebound in an effort to resist a system designed to dehumanize people, disrupt communities, and tear families apart. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and angry when I think about the thousands of currently and formerly incarcerated Californians who can’t access the legal support they need. Rather than letting those feelings consume me, my hope is that the work we do at Root & Rebound helps inform and empower as many of those people as possible.

Why do you come to work at Root & Rebound every day?

I come to Root & Rebound in an effort to resist a system designed to dehumanize people, disrupt communities, and tear families apart. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and angry when I think about the thousands of currently and formerly incarcerated Californians who can’t access the legal support they need. Rather than letting those feelings consume me, my hope is that the work we do at Root & Rebound helps inform and empower as many of those people as possible.

Rashida Harmon

Senior Staff Attorney

Rashida is a Senior Staff Attorney at Root & Rebound.

She graduated cum laude from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in May 2015, earning a J.D. with a concentration in Social Justice Lawyering. 

Soon after graduation, Rashida launched a solo practice, representing clients in criminal appeals, at parole hearings, and in other post-conviction matters. She most recently served as an Associate Staff Attorney at the First District Appellate Project, representing indigent clients in the First District Court of Appeal. 

Rashida received her B.A. with honors in Women's Studies and Journalism from Mills College. She is an attorney licensed to practice in the State of California.

When she’s not practicing law, Rashida enjoys cooking, crocheting, and reading way too many books at once. She is also a student of herbalism and is currently developing her own line of botanical medicine. 

Contact me at rharmon@rootandrebound.org