Alaina Otto joined CJJR in September 2020 as a research assistant. A current third-year undergraduate student at the George Washington University Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, double-majoring in psychology and criminal justice. In her current role as a Research Assistant, she helps research various resources on given topics (i.e. racial and ethnic disparities specifically regarding school to justice pipeline and arrest/law enforcement). Along with her studies and internship Alaina also works as a Research Assistant in the Brain and Cognition Lab through GW’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. She is originally from Westchester, NY.