Faculty & Staff


Genevieve Citrin Senior Advisor SPA - JPO/JLC

Genevieve Citrin graduated from the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan with her Master's in Public Policy in 2015. Prior to attending the Ford School, she worked as an investig

  citrin@american.edu

  (202) 885-2875

Steven Collins Research Specialist III SPA - JPO/JLC

Steven Collins is a Senior Program Associate at American University’s Justice Programs Office. He currently manages the office’s National Drug Court Resource Center project and previously worked on th

  scollins@american.edu

  (202) 885-1582

Anna Koozmin Research Specialist II SPA - School of Public Affairs

Anna Koozmin graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2016 with a B.S. in Community Health. During her undergraduate career, Anna was an intern at the Center for Substance Abuse Rese

  koozmin@american.edu

  (202) 885-2875

Elizabeth Krempley Associate Director, Communications SPA - School of Public Affairs

Elizabeth Krempley is the Associate Director, Communications for the Justice Programs Office (JPO) in the School of Public Affairs at American University. She came to JPO from the Council on Foundatio

  krempley@american.edu

Karen Lash Practitioner In Residence

Karen A. Lash is currently Practitioner-in-Residence and Director of The Justice in Government Project at the American University Justice Programs Office. She formerly served as a President Obama poli

  klash@american.edu

Preeti Menon Sr. Assoc. Director SPA - JPO/JLC

Preeti P. Menon is the Associate Director of Programs at the Justice Programs Office. She has extensive experience in justice system policy development and criminal justice program operations as well

  pmenon@american.edu

  (202) 885-2875

Zoe Root Adjunct Instructor SPA - JPO/JLC

Zoë joined JPO after five years as a Supervising Attorney and Staff Attorney at the Bronx Defenders. During her time as a public defender, she represented clients facing felony and misdemeanor charges

  zoeroot@american.edu

  (202) 885-1576

Interns


Alison Forsyth

Alison Forsyth is a senior at American University’s School of International Service where she studies Justice, Ethics, and Human Rights with a regional focus in Latin America. Alison is also pursuing

  af5420a@american.edu

Felipe Herrera

Felipe Herrera is a junior in the School of International Service where he is studying peace, global security, and conflict resolution with a regional focus on Latin America. His research has primaril

  fh4639a@american.edu

Loralys McDaniel

Loralys McDaniel is a second-year Law & Society MS student in American University's Justice, Law, and Criminology program within the School of Public Affairs. Her research focuses on wrongful convicti

  lm3481a@american.edu