These individuals help us to fulfill our mission.
Andrew Afifian is a policy analyst with Right on Crime. After graduating from Fordham Law, Afifian clerked in Superior Court New Jersey Criminal Division. Andrew previously spent several years litigating high stakes commercial cases for both plaintiffs and defendants in New York City, before returning to his hometown of Dallas, Texas. There, he completed a biology degree at SMU to add to his political science degree. He utilized his knowledge of such diverse fields to effectively advocate for clients whose issues ranged from bankruptcy (Chapters 7 and 11) to pharmaceuticals and other health care/product liability and commercial litigation. Additionally, Andrew is fluent in Farsi (Persian).
Iveta Stefancova is a Policy Analyst with Right on Crime. Stefancova received her master’s degree in global governance, policy, and security from American University and bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Plymouth State University. Prior to joining Right on Crime, Iveta worked at Management Systems International assisting home and field staff with safety and security matters and providing crisis management and logistical support. She also worked in research at American University and conducted investigative, security, and legal research at TD International. In addition to her research background, Iveta also has experience in higher education, specifically working with international students both at Plymouth State University and Harvard University.
Lacey White is the project manager for Right on Crime. White previously worked for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) directing the Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force, managing the policy department, and coordinating events for ALEC. White also worked at the Leadership Institute and as a government relations and advocacy intern with the International Justice Mission. She attended Liberty University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in government: politics and policy in 2015.
Shae Cali is a Senior Fellow with Safe Streets & Second Chances, a policy initiative of Right on Crime at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Cali has been working on criminal justice reform and behavioral health services for over a decade. In 2014, Cali helped build the New Jersey Reentry Corporation to implement effective, innovative, and humane evidence-based reentry services across nine counties. Cali was involved with NIH-funded studies on health-seeking behaviors in men and women returning from periods of incarceration, and she worked with the Prison Visiting Project at the Correctional Association of New York.
Cali has master’s degrees in social work and public health from Columbia University, where she graduated summa cum laude, and a B.A. in religion from Barnard College of Columbia University. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New Jersey.