Dr. Stephanie Bush-Baskette is the founding president of Sojourn Institute LLC through which she provides policy consulting and life coaching. She is also currently the director of the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey. Through Sojourn Institute LLC, Dr. Bush-Baskette utilizes her experiences as a researcher, writer, legislator and gubernatorial cabinet member, to promote informed, evidence based policy making in the public and private sectors. Her areas of focus as a policy consultant include but are not limited to: prisoner reentry, women in the criminal justice system, and health. Dr. Bush-Baskette is a life coach and uses her experiences and expertise to work with empowered women to live their best lives by assisting them to consciously connect with who they are, what they want, and how to get there. She coaches individuals and groups in areas of: health and well-being, relationships, change and transitions, career, and business.