Hometown: Chicago, IL
Current Position: Community Outreach Assistant with the Iowa City Police Department
Skills Gained While at Iowa: Examining various criminological theories and their real world applications was very useful, as was learning about trauma and victimization. I was able to refine my communication skills though the Practicum in Policing and Internship course.
What Were your Favorite Classes While a Student in the Department?: Practicum in Policing and Juvenile Delinquency. The practicum was a great introduction to the hands on aspects of policing. In Juvenile Delinquency we explored theories and discussed real-life applications of the material - that made the class interesting and applicable to my current position.
Hobbies – Pets – Family: With the pandemic, I've taken up reading again. I'm a big fan of historical fiction and nonfiction as well as a good thriller. Luna, a stray my family took in, made her way up to Iowa with my partner and I after I graduated. My family lives in a suburb of Houston – I love to visit them when I have time off in the Winter.