Alyssa Mendlein is a Program Associate at the Crime and Justice Policy Lab. In this role, she is helping community violence prevention and intervention programs in the Great Lakes region expand their research capacity to further organizational goals. She is currently a PhD Candidate in Criminal Justice at Temple University, where her dissertation focuses on examining the relationship between incarceration and population health cross-nationally.
Prior to joining CJP, Alyssa worked as a Graduate Research Assistant on a variety of projects in Temple’s Criminal Justice Department, involving qualitative and quantitative research in cybersecurity, policing, community violence, and reentry. She also has experience as a Research Analyst for a public opinion research firm, where she worked on project teams for a number of private and public sector clients, including local governments, private utility companies, and healthcare organizations. Alyssa also holds a BA in Psychology from Boston University and an MPhil in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge.