Why do you come to work at Root & Rebound every day? The US system of mass incarceration is infuriating, overwhelming, and fundamentally inhumane in ways that are too numerous for this answer. There are a million reasons why I come to work every day. What it ultimately it boils down to is that I believe in the people we serve, and their agency, dignity, and humanity.

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

The US system of mass incarceration is infuriating, overwhelming, and fundamentally inhumane in ways that are too numerous for this answer. There are a million reasons why I come to work every day. What it ultimately it boils down to is that I believe in the people we serve, and their agency, dignity, and humanity.

Reid Schnider

SUMMER PROGRAMS volunteer

Reid recently graduated from the University of Virginia with her BA having double-majored in Global Security and Justice, and French. She wrote her undergraduate thesis on the motivations of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, during the period under the leadership of Abubakar Shekau. While her academic background is mostly focused on issues of foreign conflict, terrorism, and insurgency, she has always been passionate about issues of criminal justice. During her time at the University of Virginia she volunteered as a GED tutor at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, and is extremely excited for this opportunity to continue to support people in reentry with Root and Rebound, and to learn more about the barriers and obstacles people in reentry face in California.

Reid’s happy place is on a couch, in front of a TV, with her dog Kimba on her lap, and a burrito in her hand. When she has to exercise, she prefers taking ballet classes at Berkeley Ballet Theater or hiking with her dog.