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Khalid Ibrahim
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Dena Anderson, Membership Services Specialist

Anderson joined Safe & Just Michigan in 2003 and assists with the research used to educate lawmakers, stakeholders, and the media about issues related to public safety and justice. She also is responsible for the organization’s member services and maintains contact with incarcerated people in Michigan.

“Men and women across Michigan have powerful and sometimes heartbreaking stories about their experience with the criminal system,” says Anderson.  “Their stories deserve to be told.”

Prior to serving as research assistant, Anderson worked as an English teacher, and as executive secretary to the president of the Lansing Urban League.  She has also volunteered inside Michigan’s prison system in programs that help incarcerated people rethink their lives and their futures.

She was a founding volunteer for the Lansing Council Against Domestic Assault and has worked on the staffs of a variety of Michigan lawmakers.

She is a graduate of the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati (Mount St. Joseph University).

Anderson lives in Lansing.