Maitreya Badami joined UP after the 2018 Camp Fire. She is a professor at CSU Chico in the Political Science and Criminal Justice Department. In addition to teaching, she currently supervises the Community Legal Information Clinic at Chico State. Maitreya previously practiced criminal law at the trial, appellate, and post-conviction levels. From 2010-2017, she taught and practiced full time with the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP), a clinical educational program at Santa Clara University School of Law.