Brett Davidson was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, and attended high school in Park City, Utah. In 2016, he graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. in Political Science. Immediately after graduation, Brett founded a nonprofit organization called CT Bail Fund, whose mission is to reduce the harms of incarceration and deportation while building power among the individuals and families most impacted by mass criminalization. For five years, Brett served as Director and Co-Director of CT Bail Fund. In this time, the organization secured freedom from incarceration (both pretrial detention and immigration detention) for over 800 community members.
Brett is now a first-year law student at UCLA School of Law, where he was awarded the Distinguished Scholar award, the highest honor granted by UCLA to any incoming member of the JD class. When he is not studying or engaged in social justice work, Brett enjoys surfing, rock climbing, hiking, and biking. He is very excited and honored to be joining the Esperanza team, where his work as a consultant is focused on supporting the development of a nonprofit initiative dedicated to expanding the reach of Esperanza's advocacy beyond the courtroom.