Je’Lia Russell is a Project Associate at Chapin Hall. She supports research and policy on ending youth homelessness. In particular, she coordinates the project activities, proposal development, and dissemination of analysis of the direct cash transfer interventions for addressing young adult homelessness; supports innovative research approaches to engaging youth and young adult participants; and collaborates with partners on the development of upstream approaches to preventing youth homelessness.
Before joining Chapin Hall, Russell studied as an undergraduate student at North Carolina State University in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. While at NC State, Russell worked as a Lead Symposium Mentor and partnered with Multicultural Student Affairs to provide a safe space, guidance, and mentorship to marginalized minority students. She also connected minority students with resources and opportunities in the community. Russell also served as a Peer Educator and Advocate for NC State’s Women’s Center, where she facilitated workshops to raise awareness of domestic and sexual violence, provided survivors with connections to supportive services, and organized programs advocating for social justice and gender equity. As a Teen Programs Intern at the Hope Center at Pullen, Russell was responsible for coordinating career development and life skills programs for foster care teens and young adults through a lens of trauma-informed care.
Russell received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from North Carolina State University, where she minored in Social Work.
Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, North Carolina State University, with a minor in Social Work