Krystlelynn is a doctoral student in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Her research interests center around poly-victimization of Latinx immigrants. Specifically, she studies the correlates and consequences of poly-victimization, and the potential for criminal coping among poly-victims. Her dissertation utilizes a criminology, law, and society framework to theorize the risk of poly-victimization across an immigrant’s lifespan. Her dissertation also tests various hypotheses using primary data collected from immigrants across statuses, law enforcement officers, immigration lawyers, non-profit agencies, among others. Similarly, her Master’s thesis examined the victimization of undocumented immigrants from the perspective of the active street offenders who target them. Krystlelynn received the 2016 American Society of Criminology Ruth Peterson Fellowship Award for Ethnic and Racial Diversity.
Prior to Georgia State University, Krystlelynn completed her Bachelor’s degree in forensic psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2012 with a focus on mass incarceration and reentry. As an undergraduate, she interned under Jeremy Travis and studied incarceration related issues with a specific interest in alternatives to incarceration. Moreover, she volunteered as a “learning exchange student” in John Jay’s Prison to College Pipeline (P2CP) program and, post-graduation, she worked on the programmatic end of the P2CP program through her employment at the Prisoner Reentry Institute (2012-2015)