Rose Braz helped found, and for nearly ten years, was the campaign and media director for Critical Resistance, a national grassroots organization working to end the prison industrial complex. She continues to volunteer as a member of Critical Resistance's board of directors and it's Oakland chapter, where she is active in efforts to stop prison expansion in California. She is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law and practiced criminal defense law for nearly a decade. Today, Rose is the Climate Campaign Director for the Center for Biological Diversity, where she attempts to stave off the end of the world as we know it by coordinating the Center's grassroots organizing and coalition building work around the climate crisis. Her writings include: Diagnosing the School to Prison Pipeline, in Education or Incarceration, University of Illinois Press, 2011; Prison Expansion is not Prison Reform: “Kinder, Gentler, More Gender Responsive” Cages, Women, Girls & Criminal Justice, Fall 2006; and Joining Forces: Prisons and Environmental Justice in Recent California Organizing, with Craig Gilmore, Radical History Review, Fall 2006.