Graduate Students

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Dustin Adkins

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Basic needs of students in higher education; Food and housing policy; Higher education policy and management

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Alyssa Ahn

Program: MCP

Areas of Interest: Transportation, sustainability, and community development

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Gastón Akerman

Program: MCJC

Areas of Interest: Diversity training in law enforcement, community policing, fear of crime, police transformation, integrated security, crime analysis and more!

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Jordan Alcarez

Program: MCP

Areas of Interest: Hazardous Waste Management, Nuclear Waste Storage, Environmental Justice, Sustainable Cities, and Landscape Revitalization with an Emphasis on Invasive Species.

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Nalia Arevalo

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Community Development, City Planning, Sustainability, Accessible Transportation, and Diversity and Equity in Public Education.

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Veronica Avalos

Program: MCJC

Areas of Interest: Investigation in areas such as narcotics and gangs.

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Jesus Antonio "Anthony" Baker

Program: MCP

Areas of Interest: Infrastructure and Transportation

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Ollin Balderas Medina

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Human Resource Management, Nonprofit Management, Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence Against Women of Color and Latinas, Social Justice

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Troy Beveridge

Program: MCJC

Areas of Interest: Use of Deadly Force and Police Relations

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Ian Brazill

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Local/Municipal Government

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Leslie Campos Salas

Program: MCJC

Areas of Interest: Reform of the correctional system, gender-responsive prison reentry programs geared towards female offenders, working with at-risk youth towards prevention and reentry, nonprofit and advocacy work, working with victims of human trafficking, and restorative

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Mario Carbajal

Program: MCP

Areas of Interest: Community design, urban forestry, environmental planning, and land use

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Matt Carney

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Organizational Structure, Flow of Communication, Arts and Advocacy

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Stacy Carota

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Higher education and healthcare leadership and policy, Nonprofit management

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Kai-Hsin Chang

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Public Policy, Government and Foreign Policy

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Chrislyn Chovanec

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Animal Welfare and Environmental Issues

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Rosa Cordova

Program: MCJC

Areas of Interest: Criminal Law, Investigation, Public Defense, Interrogations, Juvenile Justice, and more!

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Silvia Croft

Program: MCP

Areas of Interest: Transportation and Urban Planning

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Tracy Dahlkamp

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Emergency Management, Public Policy, Urban Planning

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Thomas DeFranco

Program: MCO

Areas of Interest: Affordable Housing Development, Local Zoning Policy

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Rachel DeLong

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Reform, Public Policy and Restorative Practice

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Brenna Dolen

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Human resources and public relations

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Jacqueline Galacia

Program: MCJC

Areas of Interest: Interested in the prevention/reduction of juvenile delinquency, documented and undoccumented immigrant rights, minority and women's rights.

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Dana Garcia

Program: MCP

Areas of Interest: Transit Equity; Smart Technologies; Economic Development; Sustainability

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Cassandra Garcia

Program: MA/MPA in Latin American Studies and Public Administration

Areas of Interest: U.S.-Mexico border region; Political & education systems in border communities; Local Government

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Janneth Gasca-Lozano

Program: MA/MPA in Latin American Studies and Public Administration

Areas of Interest: Migration, Border Relations, Nonprofit Management, Indigenous/Latin American communities.

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Moriah Gaynor

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Equity, Mobility, Health

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Sheridame (Sheri) Gudez

Program: MCJC

Areas of Interest: Prison Labor Programs; Prison Reentry Programs; Police-Community Interaction; Police behavior in immigrant communities; Social Disorganization Theory; Labeling Theory

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Megan Honey

Program: MCP

Areas of Interest: Sustainable transportation, smart growth, and climate adaptation

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Abdul Ibrahim

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: "Policies of developing countries regarding displaced persons and infrastructure".

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Mackenzie King

Program: MCJC

Areas of Interest: Transformative justice, prison abolition, wrongful conviction, critical justice pedagogy, critical justice-related media studies, and criminal justice journalism

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Christopher Lack

Program: MCP

Areas of Interest: Land use and transportation

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Grace Lemoyne

Program: MCJC

Areas of Interest: Veterans Treatment Courts and other evidence based court programs, judicial discretion, philosophy of punishment, criminal justice in an international context, and feminism in criminology.

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Jazmin Luna

Program: MA/MPA in Latin American Studies and Public Administration

Areas of Interest: Gender based violence in Latin America, Indigenous people sovereignty, local government programs/development, Immigration aid and assistance

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Taya Medina

Program: MCP

Areas of Interest: Affordable Housing and Public Schools Planning

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Nayelli Mendoza

Program: MCJC

Areas of Interest: Criminal Law, Politics, Social Justice, Public Defense, Juvenile Justice, Foreign Policy, and Mass incarceration

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Karyme Mercado

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Human Resources Management, Diversity, Equity, Transportation, and U.S. - Mexico Border Region

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Alexandra (Alex) Ximena Milla Goñi

Program: MCJC

Areas of Interest: Prison & police abolition; Crime & justice-related media studies

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Graciela Moran

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Gender Equity within Higher education, Educational Leadership, First generation Latina's and their participation in leadership.

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Nicole Morrow

Program: MCP

Areas of Interest: Land Use Planning, Sustainable Development, Climate Policy & Planning

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Justine Murray

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Local Government, Land Use, Mobility and Transportation, Infrastructure, and LGBTQ+ Inclusive Policies

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Klara Nissan

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Public policy, humane resources, and Government.

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Yahayra Janette Noriega

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Human Resources

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Ahtrziri Olivares Sarabia

Program: MCJC

Areas of Interest: Juvenile delinquency, re-entry, and probation

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Martha Ponce

Program: MCJC

Areas of Interest: Juvenile justice, criminal law, community policing, social justice and more!

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Janie Regier

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Social justice, local politics, hiking, baking and SD Padres baseball

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Larissa Rodriguez

Program: MCJC

Areas of Interest: Community policing, crime reporting among minorities, forensic behavioral sciences and more

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Iris Rodriguez

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Public Policy, Civil Rights, Nonprofit Management, and Affordable Housing

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Maria Sarchi

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Human Resource Management

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Abigail Sosa

Program: MCJC

Areas of Interest: Criminological research, analyzing data along with studying the criminal mind in hopes to understand individual's reasoning for committing crime.

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Andrew Soto

Program: MCP

Areas of Interest: Urban Design and Community Plannin

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Rebaz Taha

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Public Relations, Human Resources and Federal Government

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Delaney Tax

Program: MCP

Areas of Interest: Spatial theory, urban agriculture, and colonialism in the built environment

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Daniel Toscano

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Community Relations and Government Accountability

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Kaelynn Toyama-Graham

Program: MCP

Areas of Interest: Natural resources planning, Climate adaptation, Smart technologies, Sustainable development, and Urban green spaces and equitable access to them

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Angelina Trigueros

Program: MCJC

Areas of Interest: Criminal Law, Investigation, Public Defense, Interrogations, Juvenile Justice, Forensics and More!

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John Veneklasen

Program: MCP

Areas of Interest: Land-use, economic gardening, transportation, housing

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Julian Villanueva

Program: MCJC

Areas of Interest: Juvenile Justice, Mass Incarceration, Public Policy, Police Brutality, Effects of Social Media on the views and attitudes towards Higher Authority

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Jill Zufelt

Program: MPA

Areas of Interest: Foreign Policy, Government, Ethics in Government

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