Lanmeng Ma is a Criminal Justice, Ph.D. student who is expected to graduate May of 2019. Lanmeng was assigned to the research team as a Ph.D. fellow for two semesters. Outside of TOW, she teaches and researches with other professors here at the University of New Haven. Lanmeng has much experience with studying juvenile justice related issues and got chances to attend JJPOC and its workgroups’ meetings to have first-hand information of juvenile justice system reforms in Connecticut. Her experiences as TOW has enhanced her interests in preventing juvenile delinquency. In the future, she hopes to conduct additional research related to Criminal Justice issues and become a professor.