Why do you come to work at Root & Rebound every day? I am constantly inspired by the reach and educational tools R&R offers to released people that are trying to re-enter the community. The research is shocking on how many people are discriminated by their crimes for the rest of their lives, which makes returning to prison that much more likely in the future. I come to work at R&R everyday knowing that we are providing resources to citizens to educate them on their constitutional rights after they are released in society.

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

I am constantly inspired by the reach and educational tools R&R offers to released people that are trying to re-enter the community. The research is shocking on how many people are discriminated by their crimes for the rest of their lives, which makes returning to prison that much more likely in the future. I come to work at R&R everyday knowing that we are providing resources to citizens to educate them on their constitutional rights after they are released in society.

Shelley Stewart

Summer law clerk

Shelley Lovie Stewart

Shelley is a summer law clerk at Root and Rebound. She is currently an uprising 2L at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.

Before her time entering law school, Shelley worked as a volunteer at a shelter for women an children called Jessie’s Place in Birmingham, Alabama. She started out at a kitchen assistant, but later found a way to merge her passion of law and public policy by shadowing attorneys who represented the various women on different cases regarding discrimination and domestic violence. Shelley currently is a member of the Black Law Student Association, Women’s Law Caucus, and serves as the secretary of Women of Color Law Society. Shelley is constantly committed to women’s rights, the prison to pipeline system, and how mental health issues plague individuals making them more susceptible to enter prison.

Shelley received her B.A. in English from Spelman College. She is expected to graduate from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law in May 2019. She has strong interests in returning to the Bay Area after graduation.

Shelley loves to hike and read novels during her free time. She frequently re-visits the work of Maya Angelou for inspiration.

Contact Shelley at sstewart@rootandrebound.org