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Mohammed Alqahtani

Mohammad Alqahtani is currently a student in the PhD in International Crime and Justice Program at FIU. He holds a BA in Criminology from the University of Miami and an MS in Justice, Law, and Criminology, with a concentration on justice and public policy, from the American University in Washington, DC. His research interests include national security, juvenile delinquency, cyber terrorism, crime prevention and policy implication.

Email: Malqa021@fiu.edu

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Maria Arndt

Maria is a doctoral candidate at FIU. She graduated from the University of Florida, obtaining degrees in International Studies and Criminology. Her research interests include racial disparities in the American criminal justice system, as well as studying the effects of social and legal discrimination of ethnic minorities around the world. She is currently serving as a graduate research assistant on the Data-informed Prosecution Project funded by the MacArthur Foundation.

Email: marnd001@fiu.edu

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Charlie Berichi

Charlie Berichi is a doctoral student in the International Crime and Justice Program and serves as an adjunct instructor at FIU. His research focuses on aviation security, anti-terrorism, and policing.

Email: cberi001@fiu.edu

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Brent Blakeman

Brent Blakeman is a PhD student and teaching assistant at FIU. Brent has a B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and a M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. His research interests are in crime prevention through environmental design, terrorism, human trafficking, and juvenile delinquency.

Email: bblakema@fiu.edu

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Enrique Chavez

Enrique Chavez is a Ph.D. student in the ICJ Program at Florida International University. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice from FIU. Enrique has dedicated the last (28) years to the law enforcement profession and has also served as an adjunct instructor for the last (6) years, in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at FIU. His research interests include racial profiling, terrorism, homicides and gender inequalities.

Email: echav001@fiu.edu

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Caroline V. Comerford

Caroline Comerford is an ICJ PhD student & graduate assistant at FIU. Her research interests include violent serial crime, situational crime prevention, & geospatial analysis. Caroline holds a B.A. in Justice Studies from Montclair State University and a M.A. in Criminal Justice specializing in criminology & deviance from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Email: ccome011@fiu.edu

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Wendy Dressler

Wendy holds a BS in Criminal Justice from San Jose State University and an MA from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Her professional experience includes fifteen years of reentry program compliance and management. Her research interests include the nexus of drug trafficking/human trafficking/terrorism and drug trafficking effects on children.

Email: wdres003@fiu.edu

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Britanee E. Kane

Britanee is a PhD student in the International Crime and Justice program at FIU. She obtained her B.A. and M.S. degrees in criminal justice in Michigan at Grand Valley State University. Her research interests include reintegration studies, restorative justice, human trafficking, and juvenile justice. She currently works for the Department of Criminology and Criminal justice as a research/teaching assistant and adjunct instructor.

Email: bkane004@fiu.edu

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Gabriella Lazazzara

Gabriella is currently a PhD student in the International Crime and Justice Program. She is also working towards obtaining a Graduate National Security certificate. Gabriella hold a B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Florida State University. Her research interests include juvenile crime, restorative justice, and prosecutor biases in the criminal justice system. She currently works as a research assistant at the Center for the Administration of Justice.

Email: glaza010@fiu.edu

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Dylan Matthews

Dylan is a PhD student in the International Crime and Justice Program at FIU. He holds a B.A. in Psychology, a B.S. in Criminal Justice, a M.S. in Criminal Justice, and a M.S. in Public Administration. His research interests include criminal justice reform, human rights research, and the application of geographic information systems in social research. He currently works as a graduate research assistant on the Data-Informed Prosecution Project funded by the MacArthur Foundation.

Email: dmatt001@fiu.edu

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Patrick Moricette

Patrick is a second-year doctoral student at FIU and is currently serving as a teaching assistant. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University (FAU). His areas of interest include corrections, human trafficking, the effects of traditional bullying and cyberbullying on Haitian immigrants, and the effects of predatory/forced marriage on undocumented Haitians. He will be the first in his family to obtain a PhD.

Email: pmori004@fiu.edu

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Doug Partin

Doug Partin is currently a Ph.D. Candidate and graduate assistant in the International Crime and Justice Program at FIU. He holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice, with a concentration in Psychology, from the University of Cincinnati, and an M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. His current research interests include health criminology and cyber crime and victimization.

Email: rpartin@fiu.edu

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Kimberly Przeszlowski

Kimberly Przeszlowski is currently a doctoral student and research assistant in the International Crime and Justice Program at Florida International University. Kimberly holds a BA in Criminal Justice from Lynn University and a MS in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University. Her research interests include translational and comparative criminology, place-based prevention strategies, and the utilization of evidence-based research within policing institutions.

Email: kprze001@fiu.edu

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Madhuri Sharma

Having earned BA.LL.B (Hons.) and LL.M (Criminology) Law Degrees from India, Madhuri Sharma did her M.S. in Criminal Justice from University of Cincinnati, OH. Currently, she is a first year doctoral student. With more than 40 research papers including 10 publications in her academic basket, her concentrated interests lie in international criminal justice systems and processes in relation to both criminals and victims.

Email: mshar056@fiu.edu

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Rachel Silverthorn

Rachel is a Ph.D. student in the International Crime and Justice Program at FIU. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Eastern Washington University, where she was a McNair Scholar. Her research interests include judicial proceedings and treatment of defendants and offenders within the criminal justice system. Rachel currently works as a graduate research assistant in the Center for the Administration of Justice.

Email:rsilv104@fiu.edu

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Sadhika Soor

Sadhika is a PhD candidate in the International Crime and Justice Program at FIU. She holds an Honors BSocSc in Criminology and an MS in Criminal Justice. Her research interests include racial and income bias in the justice system, barriers to successful offender re-entry, the criminalization of foster youth, and cybercrime.

Email: ssoor002@fiu.edu

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Natalie Sosa-Ortiz

Natalie is a doctoral student in the International Crime and Justice program and a graduate assistant in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at FIU. Natalie holds a B.S.in Psychology from the University of Florida and an M.S. in Criminal Justice from FIU. She also holds an Executive Certificate in Global Security and Public Policy from the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy. Her research interests include terrorism, emergency management, fraud, juvenile justice, and quantitative research design.

Email: nsosa003@fiu.edu

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Johanne Tercero

Johanne is a Ph.D. student in the International Crime and Justice Program at FIU. She holds a B.A. in International Relations and a certificate in National Security Studies, also from FIU. Her research interests include transnational organized crimes such as human and drug trafficking, as well as counterterrorism and crime prevention strategies. She currently works for the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice as a Teaching Assistant.

Email: jterc007@fiu.edu

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Christopher Torres

Christopher Torres is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in International Crime and Justice. As a Ph.D. student, Christopher worked in applied research for the Metropolitan Center. He worked on various grants ranging from affordable housing studies to the analysis of emergency management practices. His research interests include quantitative research design, geospatial crime analysis, youth violence, environmental criminology, crime prevention through environmental design, emergency management, and fraud victimization.

Email: Ctorr146@fiu.edu

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Olga D. Vega

Olga is currently a PhD student at FIU. She holds a BS in Criminal Justice from FIU. Her research interests include homicide, victimology, human trafficking, and immigration and crime. Coming from Poland, Olga is also interested in the analysis of language barriers and limited English proficiency in relation to crime and unemployment.

Email: oglub001@fiu.edu