Emily Galvin has been a public defender in California and New York, and has worked to protect both people facing charges and people returning home from incarceration. When Emily moved across the country to join The Bronx Defenders, she learned about the power of holistic defense, and the importance of protecting people in need across legal disciplines - and with human flexibility.
Emily is a graduate of Harvard University and Stanford Law School, where she earned prizes in criminal defense and ultimately the Deborah Rhode Prize for her work in the public interest. After her first year as a public defender, she clerked for the Honorable Thelton Henderson of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. She then returned to the Stanford Three Strikes Project, where she was one of the first attorneys bringing post-reform petitions for relief on behalf of individuals sentenced to life under California's Three Strikes law.
After publishing articles on alternatives to incarceration and anti-recidivism strategies in Slate and The Atlantic, Emily was honored as one of the American Bar Association's Top 40 Young Lawyers in 2017. Now, she is excited to be bringing a new model of service to communities across the country.
Rebecca Solow is passionate about turning data and analytics into decisions that make a difference. As a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group, she has advised leaders at non-profit organizations, foundations, and governments on transformational change initiatives. Rebecca’s experience includes a diverse set of topics from primary education to global health to employment. Her particular areas of expertise are strategy development, results measurement, and organization design.
Rebecca began her career at MDRC, a research organization dedicated to learning what works to improve programs and policies that affect the poor. MDRC is known for pioneering the use of random assignment evaluations and creating objective evidence about cost-effective solutions that can be replicated and expanded to scale. Rebecca helped launch two national demonstration projects testing innovative models to improve parenting capabilities and strengthen family relationships.
Rebecca received her MBA and MPA from New York University, where she was selected as one of the university’s Catherine B. Reynolds Fellows in Social Entrepreneurship. She is also a graduate of Wesleyan University.