Nili Gesser is an advanced doctoral student. She is an Israeli national who comes with an extensive background in law, with an LL.B. from Hebrew University and an LL.M. Summa Cum Laude from Bar-Ilan University. Prior to joining the PhD program at Temple, Nili worked for the Israeli Ministry of Justice for more than a decade. She was initially a prosecutor at the International Department of the State Attorney’s Office; later she founded and headed the Victim Assistance Unit at the Tel Aviv District Attorney’s Office. Nili’s research interests include prostitution, victimology, therapeutic jurisprudence, agent-based modeling, and evidence-based policy and practice. Her dissertation focuses on barriers and facilitators to exiting street prostitution. Nili is the recipient of the Larry J. Siegel Graduate Fellowship Award of the Division on Victimology of the American Society of Criminology.