Carina received her BA in Psychology with a double major in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2017. She then obtained a master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from IUP in 2018. Her synthesis project focused on various prison programs offered inside correctional facilities and their effectiveness on recidivism rates. She is currently a second-year graduate student in the sociology program here at WVU. Her interests include (but are not limited to) corrections, white-collar crime processes in comparison to ‘typical’ street crime, and criminological theory. Recently, she has been expanding her research interests by exploring the Amish community.