Shana Kleiner

Research Assistant

Shana Kleiner is a current MSW candidate in advanced generalist practice and programming at Columbia University. She is a recent graduate from Skidmore College, where she earned her BSW, and is especially interested in restorative justice dialogue and community building. Shana has experience researching mother activism, elder self-neglect, and homelessness. This past summer, she was a fellow with the MDOCS Storytellers' Institute, and worked with other artists, writers, and filmmakers surrounding the notion of co-creation. 

Shana's social work experience highlights a lot of work with children: she has interned at multiple community organizations and centers. Her most recent field placement was as an elementary school social worker, and she also has experience with museum education. Shana is excited to work at SAFE lab and learn more about technology and healing, and what restorative justice looks like digitally.