Sarah J. Giarrusso is a Ph.D. Fellow (Criminal Justice) who plans to graduate in December of 2019. Sarah was working as a Fellow with forensic research when she was recommended to the TYJI based on her interest in juvenile justice. She has been a Research Fellow for the TYJI for the past two years. Sarah has a dual career plan: 1to pursue a career in academia within the fields of criminology/criminal justice with a special interest in youth justice and 2to work as an analyst for the government. The exposure to practitioners through the TYJI has shaped her future career goals.