Insha Rahman is Vice President for Advocacy and Partnerships at the Vera Institute of Justice and Vice President of Vera Action, Vera’s 501c4 sister organization. She leads the development of Vera and Vera Action’s advocacy priorities and campaigns across the organization, partnering with government and communities to end mass incarceration, fight for immigrants' rights, ensure dignity behind bars, and build safe, thriving communities for all. Insha is a nationally recognized expert on criminal justice, including messaging strategies to counter backlash and disinformation about crime, as well as bail reform. She has been quoted in dozens of outlets, from The New York Times, NPR, and PBS, to local and alternative media. Insha began her legal career as a public defender at The Bronx Defenders. She graduated with a BA in Africana Studies from Vassar College and earned her J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law.