Kelly Stevenson

Kelly Stevenson is a rising senior and Geoffrey Canada Scholar at Bowdoin College, majoring in Government & Legal studies and minoring in Africana Studies. Kelly uses his liberal arts education to further his interest in public service and social advocacy. On campus, Kelly served as a student panelist and coordinator for Parable Path Maine, facilitating discussions about the impact of the carceral state and inequity on our social well-being. In addition, Kelly worked in Bowdoin's Special Collections & Archives on a project uplifting the histories of the College's black and indigenous populations. Kelly also had the privilege to participate in the Bowdoin Public Service in Washington Program, where he got to learn from public officials and speak about systemic issues within the criminal legal sphere. Kelly's commitment to criminal justice reform has also influenced his pursuits outside of college. As an analyst at Campaign Zero, Kelly has spent the past two years researching police body-worn cameras and prison pay-to-stay policies. Speaking directly with impacted communities and members of law enforcement, Kelly uses his experience to inform strategies for local activism and policy change. After graduation, Kelly intends to earn his master’s degree in public administration and pursue a career in government where he can continue his social justice work. In his free time, Kelly enjoys volunteering for local election campaigns, writing, and spending time with family.