Audrey is a criminal justice and social justice researcher whose work focuses on understanding the context in which social problems exist and developing evidence-based responses with consideration of the real-world implications of policy and practice. Her diverse background in engineering, social sciences, and consulting drives her attention to detail and emphasis on methodologically rigorous research for informed stakeholder decision making.
Prior to her work at RDA, Audrey’s background included faculty and research positions at Georgia State University, research consulting, and engineering. At Georgia State University, she served as a research assistant for multiple research projects related to spatial crime forecasting; crime prevention through environmental design; fear of crime; survey design and implementation; neighborhood context, social disorganization and collective efficacy; disparity and intersectionality in bail, conviction, and sentencing outcomes; juvenile diversion and drug courts; and guardianship behavior. She also taught and administered courses in policing, statistics, and research methods as well as facilitation for the Atlanta Police Leadership Institute. Her prior engineering research included serving as a technical lead and subject matter expert for a range of projects related to security, fire protection, environmental impact, and emergency management for power plants throughout the U.S.