Shannon McAuliffe is a Vice President at ideas42 focusing on safety & justice. ideas42 is a nonprofit behavioral science consulting firm that applies cutting-edge behavioral insights to some of the world’s toughest problems to increase social impact. Shannon has more than 20 years of experience working deeply in the justice system. For 15 years, she worked as a public defender in federal and state courts in California and Massachusetts. Shannon then served as the Director of Roca Boston, an innovative, data-driven non-profit specializing in breaking the cycle of incarceration, violence, and poverty amongst emerging adults who are at high-risk of recidivism and returning to prison. She holds a BA from the University of San Diego in Communication and English, a JD from Suffolk Law School, an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government, and Bar Membership in California and Massachusetts.