Leah Ouellet, M.S., is a Ph.D. student at Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy in their Human Development and Social Policy Department. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection between developmental science and carceral policy and practice. With a team of UCLA-led researchers, Leah's current focus is mapping and analyzing juvenile life without parole policies across the U.S., following major sentencing reform in 2012 and 2016. In addition to her research, Leah has worked as a mitigation specialist since 2017, preparing psychosocial reports for juvenile lifers facing resentencing hearings throughout Michigan.
- University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy, B.A.
- Wayne State University, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, M.S.