Gwen Smith is the Reentry Advocate for the Prison Education Project at Washington University in St. Louis. She works individually with currently and formerly incarcerated PEP students to develop and support their personalized reentry plans. Gwen coordinates with students’ internal case managers and parole officers and, after release, with the community parole officers in developing and supporting reentry plans. She also collaborates regularly with the Alumni Coordinator to provide resources and support to the PEP alumni peer network. Gwen received her Master's in Social Work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. She has her B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Missouri- St. Louis. Gwen has held various positions working with justice-involved adults and is committed to improved reentry support throughout the St. Louis community.