The University of Utah Prison Education Project (UPEP) is a volunteer based project. Eighty volunteers have given over 5,600 hours to the project. Volunteers work both inside and outside the prison, devoting their time to teaching, tutoring, organizing fundraisers, reading applications, lecturing, and advocacy work among many other projects. We are grateful to each and everyone one of the people that make up the UPEP team. Meet some of them below:
Dr. Erin L. Castro is Director and Co-Founder of UPEP and an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership; Policy at the University of Utah. Her research focuses on post-secondary educational opportunity during incarceration through university-prison partnerships. She is a Strategic Organizing Member of the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison.