Albert Gilbert is a Stanford Senior from Oakland, CA. He will graduate with a BA in Sociology, with a concentration in Stratification and Inequality; a minor in African American Studies; and an MA degree in Sociology. He is interested in improving the criminal justice system, especially with regard to reducing the racial disparities that exist within it. He has worked on these issues in the past - as a research assistant for the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at UC Berkeley Law School and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Racial Justice at Harvard Law School, as an Americorps volunteer with the JusticeCorps program, as a volunteer for East Palo Alto Youth Court, and as Co-President of Stanford's Black Pre-Law Society. In his senior year, Albert was also an RA in Kimball, the arts-themed dorm on campus. Albert has received the John Gardner Public Service Fellowship and, through his fellowship, he plans to continue his civil rights efforts, working to further improve the justice system by helping to facilitate equal access, representation, and treatment for all citizens.