Dijonée is a second-year doctoral student from New Haven, Connecticut. She received her BA in Social Thought and Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her MS in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology from the University of New Haven. Prior to coming to Temple, she was a graduate assistant at the Tow Youth Justice Institute, aiding in policy research for the Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee (JJPOC) of the Connecticut General Assembly. Dijonée also did consulting work for Youth Stat, a youth intervention program for disengaged adolescents, where she helped further develop their program model and data infrastructure. Her current research interests include juvenile justice and prevention, the relationship between inequality and crime/delinquency, and rethinking re-entry.