Melissa Brock is a graduate student at John Jay College working towards her Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice Policy Administration. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Saint Peter’s University, and her Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology and Counseling from Saint Elizabeth University. Melissa currently works as a counselor in an adult county correctional facility in New Jersey. She is a certified Disaster Response Crisis Counselor and has previously worked with the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris. She also volunteered at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, where she provided instruction to correctional police officer recruits in subject matters such as the effects of dehumanization of the justice-involved population. She hopes to shift gears after graduation and begin a new career effecting positive change to the criminal justice system at the policy level. When her toddler allows it, Melissa is a voracious reader, and she enjoys attending live music or comedy shows.