Alyssa is in her first year of the doctoral program. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston University and a Master of Philosophy in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge, with a Master’s thesis on police legitimacy and social inequality in Europe. Most recently, Alyssa worked as a Research Analyst at EMC Research, a public opinion research firm. During her time at EMC, Alyssa worked on dozens of projects for various clients across the public and private sectors, and was involved in survey design, web survey programming, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, presentation creation, and quality assurance. Currently, Alyssa’s interests revolve around policing and comparative research.