I am currently Associate Director of Research for the Correctional Association of NY, which is only independent non-profit with statutory oversight over the NY State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYDOCCS). We are presently conducting system wide survey on Medical Care, Isolation and Parole. I supervise one full time staff member and three interns.

I am also an adjunct lecturer in the department of Math and Computer Science at CUNY John Jay where I teach teach Programming Languages for Computer Science Majors. I will also be teaching statistics to NYPD Executive Officers (Captains and higher ranked officers) in John Jay’s new NYPD Executive MA Program in Criminal Justice. I am a PhD student in Criminal Justice at the CUNY Graduate Center. I have won fellowships from the CUNY Graduate Center, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigne.

Advocacy and charitable work

Through Columbia University’s Center for Justice I have taught Python to detainees on Rikers Island. I have also mentored for the College Initiative, a project which helps people returning from prison access higher education. I am a member of (and have given at least one presentation at) the meetup groups NYC-D3-JS, NYC Python and Emacsnyc.


Here is a link to my resume. (EM).

Research Interests

I am interested in prisoner reentry and economic mobility broadly.


Here is a link to my google scholar page.

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