Johileny Merán

Johileny Merán is a RestorativeDC program assistant at SchoolTalk DC who supports the restorative justice senior project manager in maintaining stakeholder relationships, leading programming in schools, and aiding the RestorativeDC implementation team. A Disabled Afro-Dominican immigrant raised in NYC, she’s passionate about advocacy, education, and empowering youth. Previously, she coordinated programs at Mobility International USA, focusing on disability inclusion in international exchange. With a BA in Global Public Health and Sociology with a minor in Disability Studies from New York University, Johileny champions inclusion in study abroad programs, college communities, and emergency response. In her free time, she mentors and shares her travel experiences.