Jessie Harney

Graduate Student Researcher

Jessie Harney is a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. Her research interests are in justice system reform, with much of her work focusing on: 1) how to improve the mental health of frontline workers in these systems; 2) understanding how the well-being of frontline workers impacts service delivery to system-impacted populations; and 3) understanding how to improve the well-being of system-impacted individuals and families through specific, direct services or policies. She holds degrees in Psychology (Truman State University), Biostatistics (Washington University in St. Louis), and Public Policy (University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy).

Jessie takes great joy in her work, but also in her pastimes, which tend to revolve around activities that provide the opportunity to make friends with other people’s dogs.