Sharoia Taylor-Cornejo is an education and legal advocate who has dedicated her time and early career to uncoupling injustice from institutional and community spaces. Sharoia has taken a multi-tiered approach to address the negative impact of the criminal justice system and has served in many roles in her pursuit for criminal justice reform: as a teacher, as a speaker at the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women session and within the criminal justice system as a legal advocate. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law and her M.A. in Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in Urban Education from San Francisco State University. Sharoia currently works at the W. Haywood Burns Institute, which is an organization that is committed to the pursuit of fighting racial and ethnic disparities within the criminal justice system.