Nikki Trautman-Baszynski

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B.A., Loyola University Chicago
J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

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Nikki Trautman Baszynski is legal counsel at The Justice Collaborative, a policy and media organization that works in partnership with organizers, elected officials, and reporters to provide local communities with the information they need to understand the policies, practices, and people responsible for mass criminalization and incarceration.

Prior to joining TJC, Nikki served as an assistant state public defender in the Ohio Public Defender’s Appeals and Postconviction Section. In 2015, she founded the agency’s Racial Justice Initiative, an interdepartmental team focused on identifying racially discriminatory practices within the state and collaborating to address them.

Nikki began her legal career as the inaugural Greif Fellow in Juvenile Human Trafficking at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.