Kelsey Bowman graduated from UVA’s Curry School of Education and Human Development in 2017 with a B.S.Ed in Youth and Social Innovation and a second major in Psychology. While there, she had a few unique experiences that inspired her to become passionate about criminal justice reform and altered her career focus, the most notable being her participation in the Russian literature course depicted in the film, Seats at the Table. She decided to pursue a Master’s in Social Work with a clinical concentration in health and mental health, which she received from Boston College in August 2019. She is now working in Boston as a Licensed Certified Social Worker at a psychiatric day treatment program for adults with mental health and substance use disorders. She hopes to gain clinical experience so that she can one day provide mental health services to people who are incarcerated and work to make our criminal justice system more rehabilitative and treatment focused.