Haja Kamara is a dedicated advocate for equal access to higher education and prison education reform, focusing on creating opportunities for incarcerated learners. With over eight years of experience developing and implementing prison education programs at Rutgers University and a Bachelor’s degree in social work, she deeply understands the unique challenges incarcerated students face. Haja’s passion for guiding students through their academic journey began when she served as a mentor to youth in the Upward Bound program at Rutgers University. She quickly realized that supporting and guiding disadvantaged students was essential to their college success. Haja is now the Programs Director at FICGN, overseeing student support services for students impacted by the criminal justice system. Her expertise in higher education policy and extensive experience working with incarcerated learners make her a valuable member of the FICGN community.