Why do you come to work at Root & Rebound every day?   I come to Root & Rebound every day because I believe in the capacity for all human beings to learn from their mistakes and grow, no matter what their age or circumstance. I believe that a person who has already served their time should be able to fully reintegrate back into their community; their past should not prevent them from having a fulfilling future. I am so lucky to be surrounded by people who are willing to fight for all Americans to be able to attain their dreams, regardless of their previous involvement with the criminal justice system.

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

I come to Root & Rebound every day because I believe in the capacity for all human beings to learn from their mistakes and grow, no matter what their age or circumstance. I believe that a person who has already served their time should be able to fully reintegrate back into their community; their past should not prevent them from having a fulfilling future. I am so lucky to be surrounded by people who are willing to fight for all Americans to be able to attain their dreams, regardless of their previous involvement with the criminal justice system.

Yasmin Eriksson

Programs Intern

Yasmin is a summer intern at Root & Rebound.

A New Orleans native, they are currently a rising senior at Yale College, majoring in Ethics, Politics, and Economics.

They first got involved with legal aid during their freshman year, as part of an international mission to Panama. Yasmin subsequently worked as an investigative intern at the Orleans Public Defender’s office.

They founded the Yale Undergraduate Legal Aid Association sophomore year and served on the board for two years.

The summer after sophomore year, Yasmin worked as an intern in the immigration section of  Loyola Law School’s Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice.

Junior year, they worked as an assistant at a school-based legal clinic run by the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

They have been a part time employee at the Pattis & Smith law firm in New Haven for the past year, specializing in criminal defense & appellate law.  Yasmin is currently beginning preliminary research for their senior thesis on the private prison network in Louisiana.

In their spare time, they backpack, sing, and do John Cleese imitations. 

Contact at yasmin@rootandrebound.org