Tierra Bradford joined the national office of Common Cause in August 2018 as a legal fellow doing research and writing for Election Protection, the Voting Rights Program, and later the Mass Incarceration Project. She now serves as Policy Manager for Common Cause Maryland where she is responsible for development and implementation of policy campaigns, research and communications, coalition management, outreach, and direct lobbying.
In her capacity as a legal fellow, Tierra worked mainly on the Mass Incarceration Project as a researcher, writer, and strategist on the topics of felony disenfranchisement, prison gerrymandering, and the prison industry influence on politics. Prior to that, she worked as a legal intern at the Abolitionist Law Center where her main focus was research on the Hepatitis C epidemic in Pennsylvania prisons.
Tierra completed her undergraduate studies at Hampton University and went on to receive a Juris Doctorate degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Law.