Clayton, Spencer

Graduate Assistant

Spencer T. Clayton is a third year doctoral student in the Public Affairs program at Rutgers-Camden. His research focuses on the impact of local-level redistricting on community development organizations with a special emphasis on the Philadelphia area. At the Walter Rand Institute, he works on statistical and spatial analysis for various projects and researches topics related to South Jersey including the socioeconomic and policy-related factors inhibiting and encouraging voter turnout.

Foxx-Parham, Bryana

Office Assistant

Bryana Foxx-Parham is a freshman in Rutgers University–Camden majoring in Business Management. She is working on South Jersey statistics on unemployment and poverty to find ways to help the community.


Garcia, Darleen

Project Assistant

Darleen Garcia is a third-year PhD student in the Public Affairs-Community Development Program at Rutgers University–Camden. She obtained her Master’s Degree at UIC in Urban Planning and Policy. Darleen has over ten years experience working in Nonprofit Management. She is passionate about civic engagement, having dedicated years of volunteerism in public health projects, women enterprise and empowerment, small business development, supporting victims of domestic violence, home repair & redevelopment, immigration reform, civil rights advocacy, environmental sustainability, and providing personal care to nursing home patients within the United States, Central America, and Asia.

Jaquelyn Ibarguen

Project Assistant

Jaquelyn Ibarguen is a fourth year undergraduate student and Rutgers University–Camden pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. At WRI, she works on several collaboratives under the Pascale Sykes Foundation’s South Jersey Strengthening Families Initiative.  Jaquelyn assists in data collection and program evaluation.

Titus, Alex

Project Assistant

alex-titusAlex Titus received his B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from Rider University. He is a second year graduate student working towards his M.A. in Research Psychology. His fields of interest stem from his experiences learning and teaching abroad, and include: bilingualism, cognition, development, and prejudice. At WRI, Alex works closely with Dr. Morgante developing measures, managing, and analyzing project data for the effects of incarceration and reentry on children and families. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. upon graduation.