Staff

Gaby Sanchez

Gaby joined CRI as a Mitigator during summer 2018. She graduated from Mills College with two B.A. degrees in International Relations and Economics. Prior to joining CRI, she worked as a Paralegal for the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants’ Rights Project and Disability Rights Program.

Kyle Earley

Kyle Earley joined CRI in 2016 as a Mitigation Specialist. He conducts investigative research and develops social histories on behalf of men and women facing the death penalty. Kyle has a BA in Communications with a minor in History. Prior to joining CRI, Kyle worked as a Trial Assistant at the Law Offices of Jack Earley.

Michelle Gaudet

Michelle joined CRI in 2011 as a Mitigation Specialist.  She collaborates on social history, mental health and fair trial investigations in an effort to improve the standard of care for men and women facing the death penalty and other draconian measures.  Prior to joining CRI, Michelle collaborated on the legal defense of immigrants facing banishment from the United States.

Santiago Piñeros

Santiago joined CRI in the summer of 2017.  He has a law degree from the University of Colombia, Bogota and specialized in environmental law and human rights. Prior to joining CRI, Santiago worked as a legal advisor and researcher for various NGOs.

Anthony Ginez

Anthony Ginez joined CRI in 2012 as the Director of Programs. He has since taken on a dual role of overseeing all of CRI’s initiatives and conducting direct service mitigation investigation. Anthony has a BA in Urban Studies and Planning from San Francisco State University. Prior to joining CRI, Anthony was working with youth and families in Visitacion Valley in southeast San Francisco.

Scarlet Nerad

Scarlet has been mitigating on behalf of men and women facing the death penalty for over 20 years. She co-founded CRI in 2007 to continue to investigate death penalty cases at the trial and post conviction level and train others while creating and developing initiatives designed to combat risk factors in children we now recognize left our condemned most at risk for incarceration.

Robbie Zheng

Robbie joined CRI in 2018. Prior to joining, he had been involved in several community non-profits across the Bay Area. Robbie is a UC Berkeley Alumnus. In addition to mitigation investigation, Robbie is the caretaker of CRI’s office plants.

Travaughn Williams

Travaughn Williams joined CRI in 2013 as an intern and was later hired to provide administrative and programmatic support. Travaughn has since transitioned into supporting CRI with his expertise in the art of analyzing archival data.