Devan Shea is a Deputy Director in the Policy Advocacy Clinic. Devan’s work focuses on abolishing juvenile system financial penalties in the Southwestern states.
Before joining the clinic faculty, Devan was a graduate student in the Policy Advocacy Clinic for four semesters, supporting efforts to abolish fees in the adult criminal system in California. Her master’s capstone project analyzed how fetal homicide laws have been used to justify the arrest and detention of pregnant people in the United States.
Before graduate school, Devan organized coalitions of advocates from the U.S. and global south to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in U.S. foreign policy.
Devan holds an M.P.P. from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and a B.A. from Barnard College.