Danielle is a first year Ph.D. student in sociology. She received her MA in Crime and Intelligence Analysis from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2017 and her BA in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2015. Her work has examined crime and policing in rural Oklahoma and global methamphetamine production and trafficking trends. Danielle currently serves as creator and editor for The Rural Criminologist, the official newsletter for the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Rural Crime. Her research interests include rural crime, drug use and policy, qualitative research methods, and transnational and organized criminal networks. Danielle aspires to utilize her research and passion to initiate change to education and critical issues in criminal justice.