Levi Bain

Education: B.A. in Law & Society and Culture & Deviance Studies from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Recent projects include: Buck Institute for Education, New American Leaders, Heising-Simons Foundations

Interests: Tinkering with technology he doesn’t understand, connecting with nature, fictional writing, hiking, snowboarding, and giving a helping hand

Levi Bain is a James H. Dunn Jr. Memorial Fellow with the Office of the Governor of Illinois, where he supports the Justice, Equity, and Opportunity Initiative — a statewide criminal justice reform program addressing shortcomings in the justice system and the root causes of incarceration. Previously, Levi was a CUNY Service Corps Fellow placed in the Domestic Violence Bureau of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. He later interned in the New York State Queens Supreme Court (Civil Term), where he supported Judge Pam Jackman Brown. Levi was also a Pinkerton Fellow with The Possibility Project, a youth empowerment nonprofit using the arts to empower young people (especially justice and foster care involved youth) to share their stories and effect change. Most recently, Levi served as a research analyst at John Jay College, INSPIRE Lab, and management consulting firms based in NYC, the Bay Area, and Oregon.