Soraya Shri-Pathman is a Research Coordinator with the Emerging Adult Justice Project at the Justice Lab and supporting research staff for the Probation and Parole team. In this role, she conducts research on juvenile and broader criminal legal systems, in an effort to support strategies divesting from systems that harm communities to instead imagining and investing in non-carceral approaches. Preceding her current appointment, Soraya was the Justice Lab's Coordinator, supporting the creation and implementation of systems to facilitate lab-wide functioning, as well as assisting with long-term strategy development.
Prior to joining the Justice Lab, Soraya worked at the UK-based Women’s Environmental Network as an Environmental Health Officer, developing programmatic strategies and streamlining research and policy goals into responsive community-facing campaigns. Motivated to continue supporting efforts that address the needs of vulnerable, especially racialized, communities, Soraya is passionate about the Lab’s mission to explore the future of more compassionate, effective justice policy.
Soraya holds a MSc in Global Population Health from the London School of Economics & Political Science, and a BFA in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art + Design.