Yazmine Nichols is a Christian Minister and a Catalyst Fellow at the National ACLU’s Criminal Law Reform Project where she focuses on challenging unjust pretrial conditions of release and eliminating pretrial profiteering through a targeted campaign centering women of color.

Yazmine graduated from the Fordham University School of Law, receiving the Public Interest Valedictorian Award and Dean’s Special Achievement Award for making a singular and distinctive contribution to the school community. As a law student, Yazmine was a Stein Scholar in Public Interest; worked in the school’s Immigrant Rights Clinic; served as President of Advocates for the Incarcerated; and was a staff member and Note writer for the Fordham Urban Law Journal. She is committed to community service and to making the law accessible to those who have been historically disadvantaged by the legal system. Yazmine received her M.A. from Union Theological Seminary in 2017 with an interdisciplinary concentration in Social Ethics and Theology.