Susana Cervantes served as the Mississippi Delta Fellow, a two-year position jointly sponsored by the Social Science Research Center and Harvard Law School. As the Fellow, she worked to explore and promote innovative solutions to poverty in the Mississippi Delta through law, policy, and community development. Prior to her fellowship, Cervantes studied at Harvard Law School, where she was a student leader in the Mississippi Delta Project and participated in a number of clinics and internships focused on education law and policy, youth and family issues, and systemic justice. Prior to that, Cervantes spent two years teaching high school English in Jackson, Mississippi with Teach for America. Cervantes received her A.B. in English from Harvard College in 2012 and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, in 2017.