Jameelah Lewis is an alum of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Afro-American Studies. During her undergraduate career, she worked within the university as a programming assistant for the Center for Social Justice, as Health Coordinator for UNLVolunteers, as a Student Organizer with Advocates for Youth, and as an organizer with #BlackLivesMatter UNLV and UNLV NAACP. Currently, Jameelah Lewis is a fellow with Young People For (YP4). YP4 fellows are committed to creating positive change in their communities by working on blueprints for social justice across the nation. Jameelah will focus her efforts on reducing recidivism rates among system-involved youth in Clark County, Nevada.
As an active community member of UNLV, Las Vegas and Nevada, Jameelah cares deeply for issues that affect its inhabitants, land, and values. Jameelah is excited to be a part of FCNL’s Advocacy Corps, and is committed to working within the community to inform and discuss the issues around gun control.