Claire Stobb is a senior at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities majoring in Sociology with an emphasis in Policy Analysis, and minors in Public Health and Spanish. Claire began working in criminal justice research just over a year ago on the All Square Institute Study in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Sociology. Her background in public health and incarceration has also informed her interest in criminal justice and sentencing reform– especially as it relates to children. Claire looks forward to leveraging these passions at CIC to serve families impacted by incarceration. Following graduation in the Spring of 2021, Claire plans to attend law school to pursue a career in public interest law.
David Smith is an experienced music producer, sound engineer, and musician from Woodbury, MN. He is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota studying Business and Marketing Education. He currently produces a podcast for his church youth group called “Standard Livin’” and has also produced music for billboard charting music artists. Driven by his strong passion for greatness, he takes pride in being there to serve in any way you ask, with excellence and enthusiasm.
Hannah Hendrickson is a senior at Macalester College majoring in Political Science with minors in Spanish and Philosophy. Her research focuses on explaining rural voting patterns in the United States. Hannah previously interned for various political campaigns, working in communications and fieldwork. While working on these campaigns, she learned from many individuals who have been hurt by our criminal-legal system. This has influenced her passion for directly helping those who are affected by incarceration. With her experience, she hopes to use her passions to help expand CICs message and programming through social media. In the future, Hannah plans to go to Law School with a focus on municipal law and helping marginalized groups at the local level, especially in Greater Minnesota.
Margaret Hinson is a law student at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Margaret first worked with CIC in 2018 as an undergraduate at Macalester College, and her work here helped confirm her interest in pursuing a legal career in public interest law. Through her current work with Innocence Rights of Orange County, she knows of the profound harm that can be caused by the criminal legal system. Margaret plans to return to Minnesota upon completion of her law degree to work as a public defender.
McKenna Haas is a senior at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities graduating in May 2021 with a B.A. in Biology, Society, and Environment and minors in Spanish, Public Health, and Health Psychology. McKenna’s interest in social and public health matters was intensified after interning at a rural healthcare center in Ecuador and she is excited to continue pursuing her passion for health and well-being advocacy, especially for children, at CIC. After graduating, McKenna plans to spend 5 months in Peru volunteering at a rural library that works to create culturally appropriate reading material to combat illiteracy and spark interest in literature. She then plans to receive her master’s degree in public health with a focus on community health promotion and global public health.
Olivia Hudson is a senior at Macalester College majoring in Political Science and Sociology with a concentration in Human Rights and Humanitarianism and a minor in Environmental Studies. While in high school, she worked alongside a New York based organization that provided reentry support and shelter for those formerly incarcerated. This influenced Olivia’s interest in directly helping those impacted by the carceral system. Throughout her time at Macalester, Olivia has developed interests in social work, childhood studies, and energy justice. After graduating, Olivia hopes to continue working with nonprofits that support incarcerated individuals. She also plans to attend law school and work in human rights or public interest law.