Priyanka Shetty (She/Her)

Investigative Fellow

Priyanka works as an investigative fellow in Civil Rights Corp, assisting attorneys on several cases, including bail litigation in Texas and pretrial diversion in Arizona. 

Prior to joining CRC, Priyanka worked as a Client Advocate at the Harris County Public Defender’s Office as a Partners for Justice fellow, where she assisted indigent clients facing criminal charges with various social services, such as housing, employment, and other civil legal issues. As part of this role, she also provided reentry advocacy for clients held in the Harris county jail, as well as assisted directly with criminal cases by providing mitigation packets with background information on clients for their criminal attorneys. 

In college, Priyanka worked with refugee and asylum seekers, founding the Brown Humanitarian Society and the first collegiate Humanitarian-based Hackathon conference, an event designed to bring together students and various humanitarian organizations to discuss and create productive solutions to various world crises. She also served as co-President of the AMSA Society and interned at the Refugee Dream Center, a local refugee organization in Providence.

Priyanka graduated from Brown University with a degree in Political Science. In her free time, she loves to spend her time browsing thrift stores, travelling, or trying new baking recipes out in her kitchen.