Eva Shang is the founder and was the executive director of the Student Alliance for Prison Reform, a national alliance of university students that worked in criminal justice reform. With SAPR and partner organizations, she has led nationwide campaigns against youth in solitary confinement that have garnered thousands of signatures. She was a student at Harvard University, where she directed a tutoring program in Massachusetts correctional facilities. With her younger sister Melissa, a disability advocate, she is the author of the middle grade novel, Wheeling Through Middle School.