Ivy (she/her) wants to break barriers to employment and housing for reentering citizens. Ivy works as an Outreach Coordinator for a grassroots nonprofit organization, WHY NOT PROSPER/SWAG, and is an active member of Mothers in Charge, an organization that supports gun violence victims and their families. She is also the recipient of a Senatorial Award for dedication to non-violence and activism. Ivy is a fiance and is formerly incarcerated. Through the Change the Narrative Fellowship, she wants to uplift the challenges reentering citizens face with upward mobility; between managing debt and finding affordable, quality housing on low wages, there is no time or funds for reentering folks to pursue professional development or educational attainment necessary to earn a higher salary.