Criminology, Law, and Justice
Mina Mari (she/her) is a master's student in the Criminology, Law, and Justice department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mina is a Loyola University Chicago graduate holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Mina is currently the Small Business Associate at ABIC, working with disproportionately impacted minority and immigrant-owned small businesses in Illinois and ensuring they have access to relief resources. Her life long goal is to work with, and advocate for, individuals who are victims of the criminal legal system. Mina's areas of interest include prison abolition, abolition feminism, crimmigration and its effects on latinx communities in the U.S.
Mina is of Southwest Asian descent and is bilingual in Arabic and English with some background in Spanish. She has worked with several refugee and immigrant organizations in Chicago and brings experience ranging from leading English and afterschool classes for refugee children and adults, to aiding migrants in gaining full citizenship status.