Graduate Research Fellows

Michelle Cubellis is a Pinkerton Graduate Research Fellow with the Research and Evaluation Center and a Ph.D. student at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Previously, she was a research assistant to Dr. Karen Terry of John Jay College and helped to update the book, Sexual Offenders and Offenses: Theory, Practice, and Policy. Michelle graduated with honors with a BS in Criminal Justice and History from Bridgewater State College.

LaTifa T. Fletcher is a Pinkerton Graduate Research Fellow with the Research and Evaluation Center, a Ph.D. student in developmental psychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College. Previously, she was a researcher at the Child Study Center at New York University and an intern in the human rights clinic with Doctors of the World USA. Tia is a graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges and she earned the MA in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Chunrye Kim is a Lewis Rudin Fellow in Applied Justice Research at the Research and Evaluation Center and a second year student in the Ph.D. program in criminal justice at John Jay College. Her research interests are juvenile justice, domestic violence, sex crime, crime policy, and crime & media. Chunrye graduated from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea and she earned an MA in criminology from John Jay College.

Emily Pelletier is a Lewis Rudin Fellow in Applied Justice Research at the Research and Evaluation Center and a second year student in the Ph.D. program in criminal justice at John Jay College. Previously, she worked as a research assistant at the National Juvenile Defender Center, a graduate assistant for the Maine Juvenile Justice Task Force, and a legal intern at the Children’s Defense Fund. Emily holds a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, an M.P.P.M. from the University of Southern Maine, and a B.A. in comparative literature and American studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Jennifer Pipitone is a Pinkerton Graduate Research Fellow with the Research and Evaluation Center, a Ph.D. student in environmental psychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and an adjunct professor for CUNY. She is also collaborating with Bank Street College of Education’s Liberty LEADS after-school program for underrepresented NYC youth, working on research and curriculum development for the “Green Summer School” study abroad initiative in Germany. Jennifer graduated with honors in psychology/environmental studies from Loyola University New Orleans.

 

Cassandra Ramdath is a Ph.D. student at John Jay College and a Pinkerton Graduate Research Fellow. Previously, she was a Lewis Rudin Fellow in Applied Justice Research with the Research and Evaluation Center. Cassandra was a probation and parole officer in Canada and conducted qualitative research on potential factors of miscarriages of justice in Australia. She also worked as a research assistant with Professors David Kennedy and David Brotherton. Cassandra was born in Toronto, Canada, and graduated with a bachelors in social science with honors and a double major in criminology and psychology from the University of Ottawa, and she earned the MA criminology at Bond University in Queensland, Australia.