Neelum Arya

Neelum Arya

J.D., M.P.A.

Advisory Committee Member


San Diego, CA

Neelum Arya has nearly 25 years of experience working on social justice issues at the federal, state, and local levels. Over the course of her career, she has worked with the leading social justice organizations in the country, mastered multiple reform strategies, and has achieved reforms across numerous issue areas including health, juvenile and criminal justice, education, racial and ethnic disparities, and voting rights. Neelum’s main role in the criminal justice field at present is serving as a Policy Advisor to John Legend’s FREEAMERICA campaign to end mass incarceration and she also teaches an executive-level policy reform fellowship, Justice Policy Network.