Lianna Arcelay is a fourth-year student studying Comparative Literature, Spanish, and French. She is enrolled in a dual AB/MA program for Comparative Literature, but is also interested in pursuing a MA in Spanish Literature. She is particularly interested in working with literature produced subsequent to the Spanish Civil War, during the Francoist regime. Lianna recently worked as a barista at the Tate Student Center Starbucks. In her free time, she enjoys light strength training, in-depth astrology, contemporary French- and Spanish-language music, and drama and suspense films.
Ian Parker Brusenhan is a third-year student at the University of Georgia, majoring in International Affairs and Spanish. Growing up in San Antonio, Texas, Ian is surrounded by Latin American culture and has always been passionate about the Spanish language. She is interested in pursuing international security and challenges in balancing domestic and international sovereignty.
Owen Richard Carrick is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Public Policy and Management. Currently, he is pursuing a career in education with a continued interest in juvenile justice.
Hannah Dickens is a junior majoring in Sociology, Psychology, and Criminal Justice. Her primary area of interest is criminal behavior, which she intends to study in graduate school. Hannah is specifically passionate about prison reform and the rights of incarcerated individuals. She hopes that one day she can aid in the development of new interventions that better promote desistance for individuals within the U.S. criminal justice system.
Penske McCormack is a fourth-year art history major and studio art minor at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. They will be studying art conservation after graduation, with the intent to focus on object conservation. They are interested in phenomenology and the role of material in cultural performance, as well as the repositioning of the mind and body as material rather than concept.
Hannah Turner, originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, is a third-year undergraduate student studying Sociology and Criminal Justice. She has been working with Dr. Sarah Shannon on the project “A Multi-State Study of Monetary Sanctions,” funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, since August of 2017. This mixed methods study, which inspired the broader research conducted in this paper, focuses on gathering qualitative and quantitative data to inform best practices in the criminal justice system. Following her graduation in December 2018, Hannah plans to receive her Master’s in Social Work and spend her career working with court-involved youth and adults.