John Burkhart is a Criminal Justice Reform Field Director with the Southern Poverty Law Center where he organizes the statewide coalition, Louisianans for Prison Alternatives. Prior to joining SPLC, he led the Louisiana Campaign for Equal Justice based out of the Orleans Public Defenders’ Office. Prior to moving to New Orleans, he worked in education and international development in New York, Argentina, Namibia, Kenya, and Malawi. He has a Master’s degree in International Affairs from The New School University and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Miami University.
Netroots Nation participation
- Netroots Nation 2018