Carol is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Her research interests focus on neighborhood and crime, race and ethnicity, economy, and quantitative methods. She currently works as a graduate assistant for Dr. María Vélez closely on National Neighborhood Crime Study (NNCS). Her dissertation, chaired by Dr. María Vélez, examines the mechanisms between immigration and crime at the neighborhood level. She also worked as a research assistant for Drs. Rachel Ellis, Brian Johnson, and Sally Simpson. 

Carol earned a BA in Criminology and Sociology from the Pennsylvania State University and earned her M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. 

Areas of Interest

  • Neighborhood and Crime
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Economy
  • Spatial Analysis


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Pennsylvania State University; Sociology and Criminology, 2017
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    University of Maryland - College Park; Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2020


  • Graduate School’s Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Maryland – College Park, 2019-2020
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