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Evie Lopoo

Project Coordinator

Evie Lopoo is a Project Coordinator for the Square One Project. In this role, she contributes to the research, writing, and publication of policy reports for Square One, and assists in operational management for the project.

Prior to joining Square One, Evie worked as a Grant Writer and Research Associate at DreamWakers, a growing educational nonprofit, where she prepared annual reports, conducted stakeholder outreach, and contributed to efforts to scale through strategic planning and grant proposals. Evie was also a Research Associate and Communications Intern for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, where she supported the research team to publish reports and promote effective strategies around workforce reintegration post-service. During college, she facilitated workshops for the One Love Foundation to engage young people in conversations about healthy relationships and inform them of the signs of relationship violence. These experiences motivated her interest in dismantling structural racism and improving access to education, mental health services, and safety for all people.

Evie holds a B.A. in Economics and American Studies, with a concentration in Popular and Visual Culture, from the University of Virginia.

Learned Helplessness, Criminalization, and Victimization in Vulnerable Youth
Towards a New Framework for Achieving Decarceration