Nirali Vyas is a Research and Program Associate in the Brennan Center's Democracy Program where she supports the organization's work to bring balance to campaign funding and document the pervasive influence of money in politics. Prior to joining the Brennan Center in June 2018, Vyas worked in a program support role at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Ford Foundation, Penguin Random House, and the Trenton Prevention Policy Board.
Vyas graduated from The College of New Jersey in May of 2016 with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. During her time at TCNJ, Vyas researched the effects of abandoned property on urban life in Trenton, NJ through an interdisciplinary lens of economics, politics, and sociology.
Attorneys for Nichols' family called the move "appropriate and proportional" in response to his death and urged other cities to follow suit but also stressed that "misconduct is not restricted to these specialty units."