Devan was a student in the Policy Advocacy Clinic for four semesters. As a clinic student, she supported efforts to end administrative fees in the adult criminal legal system in California, and to develop a national campaign to eliminate juvenile system fines and fees in jurisdictions across the country. Also during graduate school, Devan researched policy responses to early childhood trauma as a summer research fellow at Oakland City Council. Her master’s capstone project analyzed how fetal homicide laws have been used to justify the arrest and detention of pregnant women in the United States.
Before graduate school, Devan developed global partnerships, facilitated coalitions, and trained advocates to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in U.S. foreign policy.
Devan holds an MPP from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and a BA from Barnard College.