Sophie N. Dowdy & Aliza Cohen

    Sophie is a research intern for the Department of Research and Academic Engagement at the Drug Policy Alliance,  where she helps maintain DPA as a leader in innovative thinking about drug policy research. She is currently a rising senior at Wellesley College, majoring in Political Science, and minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies.


    Aliza (above) is the research associate for the Office of Academic Engagement for the Drug Policy Alliance, where her role includes fielding research requests, coordinating roundtables and briefings of drug researchers and public health officials, and maintaining a database of drug scholars. Aliza has organized around prison divestment, helped plan a conference on feminist responses to the carceral state, and conducted research on the lasting power of criminal photographs and mug shots.