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Solving crime, creating community and being a
mentor…can that all be packaged into one person? Sure can!
works at the University of Chicago Crime Lab as the Associate Director of
Criminal Justice Initiatives. In her role, Zoe collaborates with the Chicago
Police Department and researchers to pilot, evaluate and scale innovative,
data-driven policy solutions to improve policing in Chicago. Most recently, she
led the charge on implementing a new early intervention system, helping CPD meet
consent decree obligations and setting a new standard for early intervention
nationwide. Zoe's professional life is rooted in her belief in the power of
tikkun olam , repairing the world.
In her spare time, Zoe is
deeply involved in the Jewish community, where she serves as a BBYO advisor, and
is a Base ambassador, where she advises on programming strategies for young
adults. As the grandchild of a Holocaust survivor, Zoe works hard to share her
grandma's story to the next generation. To top it all off, she is known for
hosting a great Shabbat dinner!
She, Her, Hers
Director of Criminal Justice Initiatives, University of Chicago Crime Lab
ON THE SIDE:
BBYO Advisor, Active Baser
HOW DO YOU GIVE BACK:
finished up my 2nd school year as a BBYO advisor for Chai Tov BBG here in the
city. It's been so impactful to work with this amazing group of smart,
thoughtful, and welcoming girls. Seeing them rise above so many obstacles this
year has been one of the most uplifting experiences for me throughout the
Lauren Graham circa 2008
A JEW WHO INSPIRES YOU:
My grandmother, Dora Russek (z"l), who survived Auschwitz and
built a beautiful family and life in America.
YOUR BEST PIECE OF ADVICE:
is an illusion and influence is an art.