| Alexis Jemal, JD, graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Douglass College, Rutgers University. To pursue her passion for social justice, Alexis received her Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law - Newark. In 2009, Alexis worked as a research assistant with the Rutgers' Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research studying programs and services offenders with mental illness. Currently, she is one of two students in the first Rutgers MSW/PhD joint degree program. Alexis' field of interest is Clinical Forensic Social Work in which she plans to do research, direct practice, and program/policy development and evaluation, working with populations who have histories of trauma, substance abuse, and victimization, specifically at-risk youth, victim-offenders, veterans, and law enforcement populations. Some of her research interests include civil rights and the criminal justice system with a primary focus on trauma, justice and punishment.