Romarilyn Ralston is the Program Coordinator for Project Rebound, a California State University Program that supports formerly incarcerated students as they reintegrate into a college setting. She has always believed that education is the key to reducing crime. After her release from prison, Romarilyn earned a Bachelor’s degree with honors in 2014 from Pitzer College in Gender and Feminist Studies.
She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Liberal Arts from Washington University in St. Louis in 2016 and was selected to be a CORO Public Affairs Fellow. While attending Washington University, Rosmarilyn served on the graduate student council and was awarded the Mary McLeod Bethune 2016 Leadership Award, given to a graduate student who “through leadership, service, scholastic achievement, and perseverance has served as an inspiration to the University community.” In 2016 she was invited to be a panelist on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Access to Higher Education Challenge Event at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law and was the keynote convocation speaker for the Prison Education Program at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center, addressing incarcerated males on “How People Like Me Receive Degrees”.