Tansha Harrell graduated from Arizona State University with her master’s degree in Social Work. Tansha is the social work director for the Arizona Justice Project, and her work focuses on supporting the reentry process for those who have been wrongfully convicted, received excessive sentences, and those who have experienced manifest injustice. In her role, she also supervises groups of student interns and partners with the post-conviction clinic at Arizona State University. In her capacity, she and her team often speak before the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency in support of clients during their post-conviction hearings.

Tansha is a community activist, an advocate for justice and a voice for the voiceless. These actions pair well with the work she does for the Arizona Justice Project.“Working as a social worker is one of the most humbling and rewarding experiences in my life! There are many people who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes or are victims of manifest injustice. Without our service and support, many will not have the opportunity to prove their innocence or successfully re-acclimate back into society.

“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together."

—Desmond Tutu

“You are where you are today because you stand on somebody’s shoulders. And wherever you are heading, you cannot get there by yourself. If you stand on the shoulders of others, you have a reciprocal responsibility to live your life so that others may stand on your shoulders. It’s the quid pro quo of life. We exist temporarily through what we take, but we live forever through what we give.”

—Vernon Jordan