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Mission Statement: The Monterey Bay Justice Project is an organization working toward fair treatment for all within the criminal justice system, while creating awareness of and advocating for change on issues of social injustice.

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Gillespie named Associate Editor and Alumni Advisor

Samantha Gillespie is the Associate Editor and Alumni Advisor for the Monterey Bay Justice Project.

Sam graduated from CSUMB in 2015 with a degree in Human Communication concentrating in Journalism and Media Studies. She has hands-on experience working for daily newspapers and in public relations.

Her in-depth investigative reporting article about Vietnam veterans struggling to upgrade their discharge status from the U.S. Army won a California College Media Association award in non-breaking news in 2015.

She is pursuing her Master's degree in Communication Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Samantha Gillespie Associate Editor and Alumni Advisor

Fall 2017 Justice Project

Monterey Bay Justice Project fall 2017 students.
Monterey Bay Justice Project fall 2017 students, from left to right: Alex Jensen, Aaisha Ahad, Madilline Mora and Ryan Sigala.

Spring 2017 Justice Project Students

Students of the Monterey Bay Justice Project.
CSUMB students in the spring 2017 Monterey Bay Justice Project. From left to right, front row: Vai Thompson, Samuel Johnson, Pamela Martinez. Second row: Candace Thurmond, Samantha Calderon, Aaisha Ahad, Mariah Berry, Jacqueline Mendez, Erin Dobrzyn. Back row: Peyton Trotter, D'Quan Stewart, Wes McCamey, Nick Giordano, Noah Friedman, Joel Soria.

The project was started in fall 2016 through funding from a CSUMB Faculty Support Grant.