Octavia is a graduate of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, where her studies focused on intergenerational wealth building in communities of color and ending mass-incarceration. She has been involved in a community based research project with Voices for Racial Justice on the health impacts of incarceration for incarcerated persons, their families and their communities. She is passionate about eliminating racial inequities not only in our criminal justice system, but in various institutions in America and abroad.