During the past two years, I was a paralegal for the federal public defenders in Brooklyn, New York. Working with hundreds of indigent clients charged with a variety of federal crimes, I developed a strong interest in young adult offenders. I plan to focus my future research on juvenile offenders, targeting the underlying factors contributing to crime and ideally working to develop effective interventions to alter their trajectory. I am curious about the British approach to sentencing and rehabilitation, particularly for young offenders. After this year, I plan to attend law school in the United States and become a public defender or alternatively work on reducing recidivism at a nonprofit organization.