Mitchelle Woodson joined the Think Dignity staff in 2017 as the Staff Attorney for the Homeless Youth Legal Advocacy Project. As the Staff Attorney, Mitchelle directly represented homeless and at-risk youth in their criminal defense matters. Moreover, she maintained relationships with community partners to aid in pairing each client with social services, housing programs, counseling, high school and college courses, job readiness and internships.
Karissa Freeman is a United States Navy Veteran, who served from 2014-2017 in Great Lakes, Illinois, San Diego, California, and Norfolk, Virginia. Karissa has been doing volunteer work with those in need for as long as she can remember, and was introduced to her love of volunteering by her mother when she was a young child. She has worked with helping animals, children, and adults in various stages of need through her extensive background in volunteer work.
- and coordinates and strengthens partnerships with local service providers, non-profit organizations, and corporate supporters.
Merlynn Watanabe serves as Think Dignity's Programs and Operations Manager. In this capacity, she is responsible for managing the Mobile Operations of Think Dignity programs, in addition to coordinating aspects of its Basic Dignity Coalition meetings and committees. She is also responsible for overseeing the day to day administration of the organization. Merlynn holds a Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies from the University of San Diego and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Soka University of America.