Nicole Johnson is a first-year PhD student, originally from North Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree in criminology with a minor in Chinese studies from NC State University, and a Master’s degree in criminology, law and society from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Her Master’s thesis explored the effects of certain situational crime prevention practices on student-level outcomes. While living in the DC area, she also served as an advanced research intern at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). Before coming to Temple, Nicole was a research analyst at RTI International in the Policing Research Program. Nicole’s research interests include policing and environmental criminology, particularly in cities.