Tanisha Pierrette is a Research Associate at the Fines and Fees Justice Center, where she translates research, pilot projects and media coverage of fines and fees reform into user-friendly guidance for policymakers, advocates, and community organizations. She also conducts research on fines and fees in support of state and national campaigns.
Before joining FFJC, Tanisha was a Program Coordinator at a nonprofit that places AmeriCorps members in low-income communities to facilitate 1-on-1 and small group instructions to students. Prior to that, she was a part of NLADA’s first cohort of AmeriCorps VISTAs in public defenders’ offices to help modernize their approach to evidence-based practices and data management. Tanisha served at the Orleans Public Defenders Office within the Client Services Division. She holds a B.A. in Criminology from the University of South
Florida and a dual Master in Public Administration & Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida.