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MSCJ Graduate Assistants

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  • A photo of graduate assistant Alvi Ali.

    Hello!

    My name is Alvi Ali and I grew up in Lake Jackson, Texas. In December 2019, I graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with my B.A. in Criminology. I was also a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society and the Delta Zeta Sorority. My hobbies include shopping, cooking, and attending volunteer events. I spend majority of my time with family and my schnauzer. 

    My research interests are geared towards crime analysis, sex crimes, and domestic violence. In the future, I aspire to earn a PhD or become a Crime Analyst.

    Office: Hines Academic Center 106

    Email: alviali@txstate.edu

  • A photo of research assistant Ella Clanton.I was raised in Plano, Texas and graduated from Auburn University in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in crime and deviance. In the future, I hope to go into law enforcement with an emphasis in criminal investigation or crime analysis. My research interests include policing, offender profiling, violent crime, and deterrence strategies. In my free time, you can find me watching true crime documentaries, relaxing in a body of water, or spending time with my dog.

    Office: Hines Academic Center 106

    Email: emc190@txstate.edu

  • A photo of research assistant Suzanne DeRouen.I’m from Plano, TX, a town near Dallas. I applied to Texas State University as an Interdisciplinary Studies major then in my first semester I changed to a Biology major, after a year there I finally switched to Criminal Justice and it was a perfect fit. I'm currently not sure what the future plans are for me, but the criminal justice field is where I'm supposed to be.

    Office: Hines Academic Center 106

    Email: smd134@txstate.edu

     

  •  A photo of research assistant Rasnisha Dokes.Born and raised in Austin, Texas, I decided to attend TXST for its Criminal Justice program after finishing high school. Halfway through my bachelor’s degree, I realized I also wanted attain my master’s degree, so here I am. Along with being a graduate assistant, I am also the president of an organization on campus named FACES (Foster Care Alumni creating Educational Success). As a first-year master student, I’m still learning the ropes and looking for what peaks my interest, but still trying to settle on one specific career goal. I’ve worked hard to get to where I am today, and I’d like to thank all of those who have helped me in this journey. Excited to see what the future has in store for me!

    Office: Hines Academic Center 106

    Email: rrd45@txstate.edu

  • A photo of graduate assistant Jordan Fuselier.My name is Jordan Fuselier and I was born and raised in Aurora, Colorado. I am a first-generation scholar and women of color who earned a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado Spring 2020. I am excited to start my first year in the MSCJ Research Concentration program at the Texas State University.

    My research interests include juvenile delinquency, restorative justice, and mass incarceration. In the future, I aim to obtain my PhD in Criminal Justice and work at the University level in the CJ Department and Diversity office. I am a CJ graduate assistant, member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., a McNair Scholar, and a College Track Alum. When I find free time, I enjoy reading, working out, and spending time with family and my Goldendoodle puppy.

    Office: Hines Academic Center 106

    Email: jtf85@txstate.edu

  • A photo of graduate assistant Andrea Hazelwood.My name is Andrea Hazelwood and I graduated from TXST in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Education. I taught high school math for three years in Austin and San Antonio, but am now pursuing my dream of earning a PhD in CJ. My research interests include crime analysis and mapping, statistics, and the juvenile justice system. In my free time I love to run and compete in races from 5K’s to marathons. I’m sure you’ll see me running around San Marcos some time!

     

    Office: Hines Academic Center 106

    Email: a_h368@txstate.edu

  • A photo of graduate assistant Marco Rangel.I was born and raised here in San Marcos, Texas and I am a second-generation Texas State graduate. In May of 2020, I graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. My career goals after finishing the MSCJ program is to work for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). I look forward to being in the MSCJ program to continue my education and possibly pursue my PhD.

    Office: Hines Academic Center 106

    Email: mar381@txstate.edu

  • A photo of graduate assistant Rebecca Salfrank.My name is Rebecca Salfrank and I am from Reno, Nevada. I graduated In Cursu Honorum from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Law and Justice and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a minor in American History. Following the completion of my undergraduate education, I briefly lived in Austin, Texas, and then moved to Houston, Texas, where I worked as a specific needs substance abuse probation officer with Harris County. I am now a first-year master’s student in the MSCJ Research Concentration program here at the Texas State University School of Criminal Justice. Upon completion of my master’s, I plan to pursue my Ph.D. and eventually work for a university or the Department of Justice. My research interests are in gender, sexual assault and trauma, intimate partner violence, and victimization.

    Office: Hines Academic Center 106

    Email: r_s635@txstate.edu