Marissa Boyers Bluestine
Marissa Boyers Bluestine is an Assistant Director of the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Bluestine joined the Quattrone Center after a decade leading the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, a non-profit dedicating to securing exoneration for individuals wrongfully convicted of crimes. As Legal Director and then Executive Director, Bluestine built the organization into a statewide leader in criminal justice reform, spearheading successful efforts to reverse 14 wrongful convictions during her tenure. Under her leadership, the organization also worked with law enforcement throughout Pennsylvania to promote evidence-based techniques to prevent wrongful convictions. Bluestine has repeatedly been recognized for her important work, receiving the Andrew Hamilton Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Woman of Distinction Award from the Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer.