Our Team



Patrice Sulton

Founder and Executive Director

Patrice is in charge of ensuring we have everything we need to reach our goals and make the District of Columbia safer, freer, and more equal.


Naïké Savain

Director of Policy

Naïké is in charge of making sure the organization’s proposed changes in law and policy are evidence-driven, community-rooted, and racially just.


Emily Cassometus

Director of Government and External Affairs

Emily is in charge of transforming smarter safety proposals into laws and policies that are enforceable and effective.



Jason Ziedenberg

Director of Research and Publications

Jason is in charge of ensuring everything DC Justice Lab says and takes a position on is supported by reliable evidence.


Mackenzie A. Evans

Chief of Staff

Mackenzie is in charge of ensuring that the organization is operating smoothly and effectively.


Giancarlo Cambrelén Santiago

Communications Manager

Giancarlo is in charge of coordinating communications for DC Justice Lab’s projects, initiatives, and events.


Iris Benson-Sulzer

Special Assistant to the Executive Director

Iris is in charge of implementing and strengthening the organization’s operational processes.


Ruby Wilson

Design Strategist

Ruby is in charge of making our work and campaigns accessible and appealing.