Executive DirectorCompany: We Are All Criminals
Role: Session Presenter
Emily Baxter is the executive director of We Are All Criminals. Prior to this, she served as the director of public policy at the Council on Crime and Justice and as an assistant public defender at the Regional Native Public Defense Corporation representing people of the Leech Lake and White Earth Anishinaabe Nations charged with crimes in Minnesota State Court.
Emily is a former fellow at the University of Minnesota Law School; she began developing We Are All Criminals through an Archibald Bush Leadership Fellowship in 2012. She now lives in Durham, N.C., and works with the North Carolina Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty in recognition that our criminal legal system will never be just as long as death is on the table.