Evan (he/they) is part of the policy and research team.
Evan researches and leads our policy development on social and legal monetary sanctions policy, with a focus on how criminal legal system fines and fees impact people’s socioeconomic security. He seeks to integrate greater community partner relationships and feedback into his research and advocacy. Their work aims to dismantle Washington’s legal monetary sanction system.
Evan has two master’s degrees from the University of Washington in public administration and jurisprudence, where they studied social policy and local and state government law. His academic research led to a policy brief on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and a legal research analysis paper of legal financial obligations in Washington.
Previously, Evan worked as an AmeriCorps member for a free tax help program in King County. They also have mentored undergraduates at UW, taught language arts in China, and spent several years in the service industry.
Check out his law review article published in the University of California Press Federal Sentencing Reporter, “Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs) as Taxes, Regulatory Fees, or User Charges? An Analysis of Washington’s Criminal Legal System LFO Revenue.”
Evan enjoys reading nonfiction, many things Star Wars, and watching the TV show “I Think You Should Leave.”
Read Evan's recent articles.