Rodney Holcombe is a legal fellow with the Drug Policy Alliance’s office of legal affairs. He will engage in a year-long record reducing and clearing project focused on implementing the record change provisions of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Prop 64).
Holcombe is an avid supporter of compassionate and evidence-based solutions that curb drug addiction, prioritize public health, and promote responsible use, as well as efforts to call attention to and end the Drug War’s devastating impact on communities of color.
Prior to joining DPA, Holcombe interned at the Southern Center for Human Rights, the Attorney General’s Office for the State of New Jersey, Marriott International, Inc., The Huffington Post, and NBCUniversal. While in law school, he was a student intern in the Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy and Mediation Clinics, and co-directed a documentary on the cumbersome process Pennsylvania inmates must endure to seek medical transfer – or “compassionate release” as it is known in many states – called A Dignified Death: Compassionate Release in Pennsylvania State Prison.
Holcombe received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and his B.A. with honors in Journalism from Howard University. He grew up in Houston, and enjoys CrossFit, running, and watching Netflix in his free time.