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


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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


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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


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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


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


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


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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


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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


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


Jason Zubata

Jason Zubata is a junior studying Justice and Law at American University's School of Public Affairs, as well as Psychology at the College of Arts and Sciences. Throughout his undergraduate career, he


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


Madeline Ridgway

Madeline Ridgway graduated from American University with a B.A. in Justice & Law, a minor in Spanish Language, and a certificate in Spanish Translation in December 2016. She is continuing her studies


Natine MacAuley

Natine Macauley is a sophomore in the School of International Service majoring in International Studies with a thematic focus on Identity, Race, Gender, and Culture and a regional focus on Sub-Saharan