In much of my own work — interning with the Inspector General for the New York Police Department, analyzing local criminal justice data in Massachusetts (where I attended Williams College for my BA in political science and mathematics), and serving on a user group for the US Administrative Office of the Courts — I have seen how transparency and data can enable reform in the criminal legal system, particularly with regards to racism and inequity. As a current criminology MPhil student, I research how police react to criminal legal reforms, such as progressive prosecution, and how these reactions affect the efficacy of reform. For my PhD, I will study how misconduct and discrimination spread throughout police peer networks. I have seen, through my own and my family’s experiences, that the criminal legal system does possess the ability — though used inequitably and too infrequently — to treat people with minimal intrusion and punishment. I hope that by using quantitative tools to identify barriers to reform, I can contribute to a reimagining of how we prevent and respond to harm as a society. I am immensely grateful for the support and grace I have been shown along the way by so many, including the Gates Cambridge Trust.
University of Cambridge Criminological Research 2021
Williams College Political Science and Math 2020