Karalyn Lacey is a PhD student in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at UC Berkeley and a Graduate Student Researcher at Possibility Lab. Karalyn has focused her career conducting and supporting research to inform, implement and evaluate state and local government reforms, with a focus on public safety. This interest was shaped through work at Alliance for Safety and Justice to improve the criminal justice system through sentencing reform, crime survivor advocacy and advancing new safety priorities. Before that, Karalyn previously worked at GiveWell and Open Philanthropy Project supporting research to evaluate and identify giving opportunities and interned for two years at Berkeley Law’s Death Penalty Clinic reviewing mitigating evidentiary materials pertaining to death penalty cases.
Karalyn holds a B.A. in economics from UC Berkeley. Karalyn has a special place in her heart for the Bay Area fog and feels very lucky to spend most of her free time camping or listening to live music.