Bella DeVaan is the Program Associate for Inequality.org and a member of its Charity Reform Initiative. She has worked with the Inequality.org team since she was a Next Leader intern in the summer of 2021. Previously, DeVaan wrote and researched policy for labor and disability justice advocate Rebecca Lamorte’s campaign for New York City Council. She also co-founded the New Deal San Juan Islands public policy project and interned with tenant organizers and arts educators.
DeVaan graduated cum laude with a B.A. in American Studies from Columbia University, where she studied the legislative history of philanthropy reform and taught high school students through Columbia’s Freedom and Citizenship program. She currently resides in Brooklyn.