Elijah Sumners

Research Assistant Elijah is a senior at Rutgers studying Political Science with a double minor in Africana Studies and Writing. In the Summer of 2017 he helped develop an educational nonprofit based in Trenton called HomeWorks, an after school boarding program for underserved girls in the city and currently serves as Director of Community Outreach. … Read more of Elijah Sumners

John Pinsky

Graduate Research Assistant John Pinsky (Jack to his friends) is a graduate student pursuing his Master of Arts in Psychology at Rutgers University – Camden. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Franklin and Marshall College where he mentored undeserved youth at the local high school throughout his four years there. He also has … Read more of John Pinsky

David Cruz

Project Assistant David Cruz is a first-year student in the MA Criminal Justice Program at Rutgers University-Camden where he also earned his BA in Criminal Justice and Religion in 2017. David will be working with the Cumberland County Positive Youth Development Coalition. The Coalition develops strategies for decreasing juvenile delinquency and is part of the … Read more of David Cruz

Carla Villacís

Graduate Research Assistant Carla Villacis is a first year student in the MA Experimental Psychology Program at Rutgers University–Camden. She obtained a B.A. in Romance Languages from Bowdoin College, where she also studied Psychology. Carla has applied her language skills through experiences teaching abroad and in translation services, including clinical evaluations. Most recently, Carla worked … Read more of Carla Villacís

Shibin Yan

Graduate Assistant Shibin Yan is a first year PhD student in Rutgers University—Camden majoring in public affairs and community development.  He serves to analyze the statistics of South Jersey and assists faculty fallow to conduct the research on housing and related services for the homeless. He used to work for a think tank in China … Read more of Shibin Yan

John Crowell

Graduate Assistant John Crowell serves as a Graduate Assistant for the Pascale Sykes Foundation’s South Jersey Strengthening Families Initiative.  One area of focus within the Initiative is reducing recidivism through family strengthening and he is seeking to understand how children of incarcerated parents perceive jail and the criminal justice system. The results of this investigation … Read more of John Crowell