Celina Cuevas

Graduate Research Assistant

Celina Cuevas is a doctoral student in the Criminal Justice program at John Jay College/The Graduate Center, CUNY. Celina’s research interests include juvenile corrections and reentry, the school-to-prison pipeline, and racial disparities in the educational and justice systems. Her research has previously been published in journals such as the Journal of Criminal Justice and the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. She previously completed a research fellowship with the Vera Institute of Justice, and continues to do applied research with Vera aimed at increasing family engagement in youth correctional facilities. Celina is currently writing her dissertation, which uses NYC Department of Education data to explore how school discipline affects students’ educational trajectories and outcomes, and how the effect of school discipline may disproportionately affect those who are at highest risk of suspension and often underserved in school settings.