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Emily began the Criminology Ph.D. program at USF in Fall of 2021 after completing her B.S. and M.A. in Criminology from the University of West Georgia. She is a research assistant in the USF Trafficking in Persons (TiP) lab and Center for Justice Research and Policy (CJRP) lab. Her research interests include psychology and criminal behavior, interpersonal violence, human trafficking, trauma, and program evaluations. She is currently involved with a program evaluation of a court diversionary program for child victims of trafficking; evaluating a court diversionary program related to prostitution and sex trafficking/sexual exploitation; empirical work to analyze the impact of trauma and shame in commercial sex and intimate partner violence; and validation of Florida's Human Trafficking Screening Tool (HTST).