Speakers Bureau

We connect wrongful conviction experts with schools, colleges, companies, and organizations around the world. Our team of inspiring speakers includes people who were incarcerated for crimes they did not commit and staff members each working to correct wrongful convictions and prevent future injustices. Book a speaker online or call 212.364.5384 for more information.

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Staff Laurie Roberts

Laurie Roberts is a State Policy Advocate for the Innocence Project.

She previously served as the legislative director for Texas State Representative Jessica González and oversaw a sweeping legislative agenda that focused on a range of criminal justice reform, including innocence reforms, indigent defense, bail reform, and human trafficking. She previously worked for State Representatives Justin Rodriguez and Rafael Anchia. Laurie began her career at Issue One, a Washington DC-based nonprofit dedicated to reducing the impact of money in American politics. She worked in multiple capacities, rising to senior associate — a role in which she managed all external communications efforts and developed high-level branding campaigns for more than 100 former members of Congress. Laurie also proudly served as a White House intern for President Obama in 2011. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in political science, and holds a Masters in public affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Policy at the University of Texas at Austin, where she was the recipient of the JJ Pickle Public Service Scholarship.

Staff Nathaniel Erb

Nathaniel Erb is a State Policy Advocate at the Innocence Project.

Prior to joining the organization, Nathaniel operated a private consulting and lobbying practice, Erb & Associates, which specialized in domestic and international laws related to human trafficking and forced labor. He worked with elected officials, the private sector, and NGOs to implement legislation and policies spanning human trafficking and forced labor, protections for migrant workers, supply chain transparency, access to education, habitat destruction, immigration reform, and financial crime intelligence gathering. Nathaniel was inspired to work at the Innocence Project through his work addressing the wrongful incarceration of survivors of human trafficking and improving human trafficking criminal laws and policies. He co-authored and co-led the successful passage of “Trafficking Survivors Relief Act of 2017” in Washington, D.C. and the “True Freedom Act of 2020” in Maryland, which create pathways to relief for survivors of human trafficking convicted of crimes they were forced to commit. He is the chair emeritus of the Youth Working Group of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper community, and a regular lecturer on public policy and international institutions. He received his B.A. in Law & Society from Hood College, where he was a recipient of the Law & Society and the Virginia E. Lewis awards.

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