Danielle Russell,

she/her

Chair

Danielle Russell holds a BS and an MS in Justice Studies from ASU. She is currently a PhD candidate at Arizona State University, where she hopes to expand on her past research and continue to study how the criminalization of substances used for personal pleasure has become a key issue and tool for social control, contributing to the ongoing legacy of racialized criminalization and mass incarceration in the U.S. Having personally experienced many of the harms that impact people who use illicit drugs, she is passionate about harm reduction and fighting back against the structures that impose these harms on the bodies of drug users.