Ivory Roberts

Program Resource Development Coordinator

Ivory Roberts is the Program Resource Development Coordinator for FREE Campaign. She was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Both of her parents have been previously incarcerated, but Ivory considers herself lucky that she wasn’t negatively affected by this as so many other families have been and continue to be. She recognizes the disparities and inequalities in the Justice System towards Black People and wants to use any power she has to change this.

Ivory graduated from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Finance. Currently, she is in law school and will graduate in 2023 with a Juris Doctorate. She hopes to use her future law degree to promote change in her community and show other Black Girls that they can overcome their adversities and follow their dreams. It’s important to Ivory that her success story becomes the rule and not the exception for the people in her community. She believes the only way to do this is to create a new system where Black Children are given the same opportunities as their counterparts. Education is key.

Mental Health is also vital to Ivory. As someone who has struggled with mental health, she believes it is important for people to keep up with and recognize when they need help. When doing this type of work in the community where trauma becomes a common conversation, it is imperative to know when you need to take a mental break and care for yourself. You cannot take care of others when you’re not taking care of yourself