PA innocence project
Fighting for the innocently guilty
The Pennsylvania Innocence Project works to exonerate those convicted of crimes they did not commit and to prevent innocent people from being convicted. In addition, the organizers and lawyers at the Pennsylvania Innocence Project work rigorously to educate all stakeholders in the criminal justice system on the reasons for wrongful convictions, and to promote policies that will prevent such tragedies from occurring.
Brittney Pescatore is a junior Marketing major hoping to pursue a career in the music industry upon graduation. She is passionate about the PA Innocence Project because she wants to help innocent people enjoy the rest of their days and makeup for their time lost.
Michael Vidra: I am a sophomore undeclared major in the Fox School of Business. I am passionate about the PA Innocence Project because I believe that nobody deserves to have their lives wrongfully wasted in prison when they are innocent.
Danilo A. Burgos is currently a junior at Temple University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management, and a minor in International Business Administration. He hopes to fight towards gaining greater exposure of the PA Innocence Project. In efforts that communities join forces to fight for individuals that have been wrongfully incarcerated.
Mary Kate Celini is a junior at Temple University, pursuing a degree in Strategic Communication, with a concentration in Rhetoric and Public Advocacy, with a General Business minor. Mary Kate is passionate about the PA Innocence Project because she believes in justice and equality for all Americans.
Greg Manfre is currently a senior at Temple University, pursuing a degree in Marketing and International Relations. He hopes to one day use the skills he has learned to find effective paths to clear communication between people from a variety of backgrounds. Greg is passionate about the PA Innocence Project because then innocent should never be proven guilty.
Meet the Team