My name is Vannice Evans and I am an undergraduate student at American University in Washington, DC, where I am studying Justice, Law, and Criminology. Also, I am working towards a Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies through the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program at my university.
As a child, I was obsessed with shows like “Criminal Minds” and “Law & Order”; it would intrigue me to learn why people commit crimes and what events can help prevent crimes being committed. This interest has stuck with me throughout my young adult life so I decided to make it my life goal to become a criminal psychologist and an activist for criminal justice reform. To get toward my goal I have interned for a nonprofit that helps prisoners without parole officers get the tools and information they need, in order to better themselves for when they are released.
In the future, I plan to work for government officials who feel strongly for Justice Reform and will hopefully start up my own nonprofit that will provide prisoners with mental health sessions and jobs awaiting them at their release.