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Kelsey Kramer 
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Kelsey Kramer is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice. She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Utah State University with minors in Sociology and Criminal Justice.  Kelsey has experience in both teaching and research environments. She currently works as a Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Wallace and Dr. Wang. Additionally, she works for the Police Foundation on the Enhancing Procedural Justice in Hot Spots Policing project which seeks to improve community-police relations in Tucson, Arizona. Previously, she has worked as a teaching assistant in both, in-person and iCourse formats. Kelsey is a member of the American Society of Criminology, the Western Society of Criminology, and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Inside these organizations, she belongs to sub-areas such as the Division of Women and Gender, and the Division of Victimology.  Kelsey's research Interests include:

  • Courts and Sentencing
  • Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Crime
  • Policing
  • Procedural Justice and Legitimacy​
  • Victimization
  • Victims interactions with CJ systems

Katelyn Loomis 
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Caitlin Matekel 
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Caitlin Matekel is a graduate student and research assistant at Arizona State University's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Arizona State University in 2016. She graduated summa cum laude and as the Outstanding Graduate in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Caitlin currently works as a volunteer programs teacher for the Arizona Department of Corrections. Her research interests include corrections, alternative disciplinary approaches, and offender programming and reentry. 

Deana Moore 
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Cassandra Philippon 
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Cassandra is a second-year master's student and Reach for the Stars Fellow. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in 2016 with a B.A. in psychology and sociology. Her research interests lie in reentry programming, corrections, and prison education. Her thesis will evaluate the impact that participation in the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program has on self-efficacy, self-control, and perceptions of the criminal justice system for students. She is currently a research assistant for Dr. Kevin Wright and Dr. Jacob Young.



Angela Robin 
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Maria Sciacca 
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Raven Simonds 
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Raven Simonds is a graduate student and research assistant with the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice before working as a Child Protective Services social worker in Washington State.  Her research interests include consequences of criminal justice contact, the immigrant-crime nexus, as well as theories of punishment and crime. 


Wesley Smith 
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Wesley Smith, a 10-year veteran and current Non-Commissioned Officer of the United States Army and Army National Guard, started the M.S. program in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the College of Public Service and Community Solutions in 2016 after receiving his B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. Wesley has been involved with several research projects at ASU. First, as an undergraduate research assistant conducting A Study of Procedural Justice, Veteran Identity and Legal Legitimacy in Veteran Treatment Courts alongside a doctoral candidate from ASU’s School of Social work. As a graduate student, Wesley has been involved with the National Institute of Justice funded Lone Star Project, a Study of Offender Trajectories, Associations, and Reentry as well as the Arizona Department of Corrections Reentry Initiative: Second Chance Act Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction. Additionally, he is the web-master of In Today, Out Tomorrow, Resources for Successful Re-Entry a web based partner of The Arizona Transformation Project. Wesley also currently serves as a principle skills trainer and member of the board of directors for Arizona Search Track and Rescue, a K-9 based search and rescue group.

Kayleigh Stanek 
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