Research Scholar / Litmus
Isabel Coronado, MPH, is a Research Scholar in the Litmus program at NYU’s Marron Institute, where she coordinates the Family-Based Justice Center, a national technical-assistance center that helps localities, states, and tribal nations create programs to keep families together through comprehensive services instead of sending parents or primary caregivers to prison. Ms. Coronado also supports a collaborative project with Women’s Justice Institute and the Illinois Department of Corrections to assess parole policies and practices affecting women in correctional systems. Prior to joining NYU, she participated in the Next100 cohort as a Policy Entrepreneur, where she researched, advocated for, and wrote an original policy proposal on behalf of children who experience parental incarceration. Prior to that, she served as the Deputy Director of the American Indian Criminal Justice Navigation Council, where she led the development of a new nonprofit in Oklahoma serving incarcerated Native American people during reentry and reconnecting them to their families and tribal communities. Isabel was selected by the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute as a 2018 Champions for Change recipient, the Mvskoke Women’s Leadership as the 2019 College Student of the Year, and the Mvskoke Youth Council as the 2020 Youth Visionary in promoting civic engagement. Isabel received her BS from Northeastern State University and her master’s of public health with an emphasis on rural and underserved populations from Oklahoma State University.