Outstanding Undergraduates!

Natalie Divers
Natalie Divers
(Fall 2017-present)
Terry Hurst
Terry Hurst
(Fall 2017-present)
Daniel McShane
Daniel McShane
(Fall 2017-present)
Fangzhou Wang
Fangzhou Wang
(Fall 2017-present)
Zois Bouikidis
Zois Bouikidis
(Fall 2017-present)
Nathan Pham
Ngoc "Nathan" Pham
(Fall 2017-present)
Leon Moscherosch
LeonMoscherosch
(Fall 2017-present)
Nicholas Masceri
Nicholas Masceri
(Summer 2016-Spring 2017)
Brian Singer
Brian Singer
(Summer 2016-Spring 2017)
Quinn Heath
Quinn Heath
(Summer 2015)
Sean Fay
Sean Fay
(Fall 2015)
Rohan Pandit
Rohan Pandit
(Fall 2015-Spring 2016)
Ed Parker
Ed Parker
(Fall 2015-Spring 2016)
Sidney Fowler
Sidney Fowler
(Spring 2015)
Fernando Sterling
Fernando Sterling
(Spring 2015)
Scott VanZant
Scott VanZant
(Summer 2014-Spring 2015)
Graduated with MA in Temple CJ
Joshua Koehnlein
Joshua Koehnlein
(Summer 2014-Spring 2015)
Now in Temple's PhD program
Kelly Slater
Kelly Slater
(Fall 2013-Spring 2015)
Wilfred Beaye
Wilfred Beaye
(Fall 2013-Spring 2014)
Graduated Harvard Law in 2017!
Solena Laigle
Solena Laigle
(Spring 2013)

 

Natalie Divers (Fall 2017-present)

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Natalie Divers is a sophomore Honors student double majoring in Global Studies (concentrating in Global Security) and Criminal Justice with a minor in Religion. Last year, Natalie presented a paper on the consequences of socioeconomic inequality on higher education at the Temple Undergraduate Research Forum. In addition to cybersecurity, her academic interests include crime mapping and hotspots, human trafficking, and terrorism. Natalie also serves as an Honors Ambassador through the Honors Admissions and Transitions Team as well as a mentor through the DREAM Program. Her post-graduation plans are either to attend graduate school and pursue a career in criminological research, or to attend law school and work as a prosecutor. She is working with Dr. Rege on her NSF EAGER project.


Terry Hurst (Fall 2017-present)

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Terry Hurst is a junior studying Management Information Systems in the Fox School of Business with plans of adding a minor in Finance. His academic and career interests include cyber security, cloud computing, virtual reality, block chain technology, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and mobile application development. He has plans of interning with Lockheed Martin in the Missile Defense and Cyber Solutions division in the summer of 2018. He is the co-founder and vice president of the Temple University Club Golf Team, and avidly plays guitar and other musical instruments. He is working with Dr. Rege on her NSF EAGER project.


Daniel McShane (Fall 2017-present)

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Daniel McShane is a freshman student majoring in Computer Science at the College of Science and Technology, specializing in cybersecurity. He has an interest in ethical hacking, server management and software development. Daniel’s potential career choices include being an Incident Responder, Penetration Tester, Security Analyst, or Security Software Developer. Daniel has been running his own business since 2015 in which he sells virtual private servers and access to a unique type of virtual private network. Daniel’s post graduate plans are to attend graduate school and obtain a Master’s degree in Computer Science or another computer security related degree.
He is working with Dr. Rege on her NSF EAGER project.


Fangzhou Wang (Fall 2017-present)

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Fangzhou Wang is a senior student at Temple University. Her major is Criminal Justice. She is also a pre-law student. Besides being a student at Temple University, she also works for Center City Crime Victim Service (CCCVS) as a bilingual intern. She is especially interested in immigration law and her international background positions her to be an advocate who can help Asian immigrants get their deserved justice. Moreover, she has worked for several different offices on campus such as, the Office of International Student Service and the Off-Campus Program Office. Her enthusiasm in research lies in discovering the basic principles that contribute to crimes and seeking viable solutions that can be used to tackle criminal behaviors. She is especially interested in cyber crimes, including the international spreading of ransomware; and online child abuse and solicitation.
She is working with Dr. Rege on her NSF EAGER project.


Zois Bouikidis (Fall 2017-present)

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Zois Bouikidis is a Junior Honors student studying Management Information Systems in Temple's Fox School of Business. He is open to pursuing a number of opportunities following graduation, but sees himself excelling in the fields of consulting and data analysis particularly. As a people-oriented individual, he is at his best when working in groups, but possesses the ability to work individually when necessary. Data analysis is of particular interest to him due to the wide-ranging possibilities of its utilization in terms of industry and application. Data has proven to be invaluable across industry lines, with companies ranging from Google to NBA Franchises making its use a priority with the goal of gaining an edge over competition. Working towards figuring out how to best leverage technology and information to solve problems and make informed decisions is an endeavor he hopes to take on as a professional after college.
A first-generation American with Greek heritage, Zois grew up in Upper Darby, PA and remains active within the community. Besides his professional interests, Zois' hobbies include general fitness and health, basketball, travel, and spending time with friends.
He is working with Dr. Rege on her NSF EAGER project.


Ngoc "Nathan" Pham (Fall 2017-present)

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Ngoc "Nathan" Pham is a Management Information Systems (MIS) major at Fox School of Business class of 2019. Originally from Hanoi (Vietnam), Nathan came to Philadelphia to attend Temple University in 2015. He has also participated in study abroad programs at Yonsei University (South Korea) and Imperial College (United Kingdom). At Temple, Nathan is a Teaching Assistant for the MIS department, a Peer Mentor for University Housing & Residential Life, and a Peer Instructor for University First Year Seminar. His career interest includes cyber security, data analytics, and technology consulting. In addition, Nathan also enjoys ping pong, TED Talks, the Tim Ferriss podcast, self-help books, and outdoor activities.
He is working with Dr. Rege on her NSF EAGER project.


Leon Moscherosch (Fall 2017-present)

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Leon Moscherosch is a sophomore studying Information Science and Technology at the College of Science and Technology while also pursuing a certificate in Computer Security and Digital Forensics. His academic interests include software development, web development, penetration testing, and network analysis. He has become increasingly interested in cybersecurity with the rise of cyberwarfare in recent years. Leon’s career aspirations include network administration, security risk analyst, or working for the public sector. Computers have always been a big aspect of Leon’s life; he hopes that with the information he obtains through his program and research, he can help tackle issues like cybercrime. Some of Leon’s hobbies include ethical hacking, golfing, coding, and beekeeping.
He is working with Dr. Rege on her NSF EAGER project.


Nicholas Masceri (Summer 2016-Spring 2017)

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Nicholas Masceri is a junior Criminal Justice major and Computer Science minor at Temple University, expected to graduate in May of 2018. He has interests in pursuing a career in ethical hacking or doing field work for criminal justice agencies. At his time at Temple University he has participated in Cyber Security in Action, Research and Education (CARE) con. At CARE con he presented research with a group on cyber warfare. Also he participated in research with engineering students at Temple University and Idaho National Labs. In his free time he enjoys going to the beach, surfing and hanging out with friends. He worked with Dr. Rege on her NSF CPS project.


Brian Singer (Summer 2016-Spring 2017)

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Brian Singer earned his Criminal Justice degree and Psychology minor in 2017. He studied a varied range of topics during his time at Temple, taking part in Temple’s Study Abroad program in Rome, but he concentrates in trans-international crime and law enforcement methodology. His research interests include Cyber Crime, National Security, Terroristic Risk Methodology, and Causes of Recidivism. This Summer he is interning with OPS Security group in their consulting sector as well as working in their security/investigation sector part time. Next fall he will be interning with the PA Innocence project and assisting with exoneration litigation. He was the Vice President of Temple’s Tae Kwon Do team and enjoys rock climbing. He worked with Dr. Rege on her NSF CAREER project.


Quinn Heath (Summer 2015)

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Quinn Heath is a student at Temple University pursuing a course of study in both Computer Science and Criminal Justice. He is a member of the New Jersey's inaugural CyberAces cohort, where he developed professional skills in the area of computer forensics. He plans on pursuing a career in either cybersecurity or law after graduating from Temple. Quinn has received a Merit Scholarship from the university and is currently working with Dr. Rege on her two NSF projects. He is also performing research with Dr. Rege on the current perceptions of hackers in the media, which they presented at the HOPE XI conference. He and Dr. Rege were also featured in an article on Technical.ly. - Congratulations Quinn!


Sean Fay (Fall 2015)

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Sean Thomas Fay is a senior criminal justice major and a Spanish minor of the Temple University Class of 2016. Sean has an extensive résumé working as an Emergency Medical Technician for University of Pennsylvania PennSTAR, Montgomery Count Emergency Service, Narberth Ambulance and Haverford Township Paramedic Department. In addition to his medical positions he also was a Underage Buyer for the Pennsylvania State Police, Bureau of Liquor Enforcement, an Intern for the United States Marshal Service and a Law Enforcement Officer Class Two (SLEO II) for the North Wildwood Police Department. Sean is currently working with Dr. Rege on her five-year NSF-funded CAREER project which examines adaptive adversarial decision-making. Sean aspires to work for law enforcement at the federal level.


Rohan Pandit (Fall 2015-Spring 2016)

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Rohan Pandit is a sophomore studying the Computer Science and Mathematics major in the College of Science and Technology and also participating in the Honors Program. He has academic and research interests in Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, and App/Web Development. He was a Software Engineering intern at Parsons Corporation in Summer 2015 and is currently working with Dr. Rege on her five-year NSF-funded CAREER project which examines adaptive adversarial decision-making. His hobbies outside of academia are playing tennis, piano, and also a little bit of electrical engineering and circuitry.


Ed Parker (Fall 2015-Spring 2016)

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Ed Parker is a junior Criminal Justice major. He graduated from Ft Huachuca as an analyst and was also a part of the People to People Student Ambassador Program where he went to Japan. His interests include either becoming a park ranger or an analyst for an intelligence agency. His research interests include identifying how vulnerable the US critical infrastructure is to cyber attacks and/or cyberwar. He is working with Dr. Rege on the three-year NSF-funded project which examines cyberattacks against the power grid; his work will include qualitative research that involves interviewing members from the hacking and control systems' security communities.


Sidney Fowler (Spring 2015)

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Sidney Fowler served in the U.S. Army from 2006 to 2012. During his term of service, he served as an information management officer where he trained new soldiers in electronic security procedures. He was also an avionics communications equipment repairer, specializing in circuit board and radio repair. Currently, Sidney Fowler is completing a double major in Criminal Justice and Philosophy; upon graduation, he plans to pursue a career in cyber security. In his free time, Sidney is an avid gamer and technology enthusiast. He is working with Dr. Rege on the three-year NSF-funded project which examines cyberattacks against the power grid; his work will include qualitative research that involves interviewing members from the hacking and control systems' security communities.


Fernando Sterling (Spring 2015)

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Fernando Sterling is currently a junior criminal justice major and sociology minor expected to graduate May 2016. During the fall 2014 semester he was able to make Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts deans list by achieving a 3.83 GPA. Before attending Temple, he competed for his high school mock trial team for three years and also competed in a statewide competition interpreting and debating the constitution. He holds a very high interest in understanding and dissecting law and the criminal justice system. Upon graduation, he plans to continue on to law school and eventually become a criminal defense attorney. Fernando was awarded a spot as a Diamond Peer Teacher for the Spring 2015 semester, allowing him to work with Dr. Rege for the Nature of Crime course. In this role, he acts as an active discussion facilitator, resource to current students, and leads class lectures.


Scott VanZant (Summer 2014-Spring 2015)

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Scott VanZant is a senior Criminal Justice major expected to graduate Cum Laude in the College of Liberal Arts this spring, and was also a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. As a junior, he began taking graduate courses in the Criminal Justice Department as part of the department’s first cohort in the 4+1 Accelerated Master’s program. In March 2014, he was awarded a CARAS grant for his research project titled, “Online Radicalism and Terrorism,” which was presented at a hacking and security conference “Pumpcon” in October 2014, and at a campus-wide conference titled “Global Temple” in November 2014. The next installment of this project, which examines ISIS sympathizers' usage of Twitter, will be presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) in Orlando in March 2015.

Scott also participated in the First Annual South Jersey Criminal Justice Debate Invitational, in which Temple won first place. Scott also is a peer note taker for Disability Resources and Services this spring, and is currently an intern at the Philadelphia Adult Probation and Parole Department. He plans on pursuing his PhD in Criminal Justice following graduation. His research interests include trauma-related mental illness in prison settings, juvenile justice policy, and alternatives to incarceration.

Scott is now in Temple's MA program.


Joshua Koehnlein (Summer 2014-Spring 2015)

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Josh has received the CARAS award to study Organized Crime's Involvement in the Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Trade in Philadelphia this fall. His project examines where in the organizational structure of various Philadelphia gangs this lacing process occurs and what factors might influence the decision-making to add fentanyl. He recently presented a poster with Kelly Slater at the Substance Abuse in the 21st Century: Showcasing Temple University Research conference. Their work compared media and state/nation-level organizations on reporting fentanyl-laced overdoses and possible impacts of media reporting on the marketing of such drugs. Josh is currently preparing to present his findings at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Orlando in March of this year.

Josh was one of Dr. Rege's Undergraduate Research Assistants, where he helped examine the environmental harms caused by the illegal/improper sand mining activities of India's Sand Mafia. He was involved in all stages of the research process: literature review, developing the survey and interview instruments, surveying and interviewing environmental, sand, marine, and coastal engineers to develop and quantify an environmental harms matrix. Josh recently presented this research with Dr. Rege at the American Society of Criminology Conference in San Francisco in November. Moving forward, Josh and Dr. Rege plan on expanding the sand mining research to examine how the illicit activity has societal, psychological, economic, and physical repercussions to the surrounding areas.

In the past, Josh worked as an undergraduate research assistant with Dr. Laurence Steinberg examining adolescent decision making and how riskier decisions are made more commonly in peer-group conditions.

Over the summer, Josh completed an analysis for SEPTA’s Police Department where he analyzed three years of crime data in an effort to make more informed decisions regarding resource allocation based on temporal-spatial crime patterns.Also over the summer, Josh was a teaching assistant for a course on GIS applications at the University of Pennsylvania for incoming masters of spatial analytics and city and regional planning students.Josh Currently works for the Operational Support Unit of Amtrak’s Police Department. Here, he splits his time between helping to implement the country’s first nationwide COMPSTAT program and working on crime analysis projects.

Josh also currently works for the vice provost’s office as an scholarship and fellowship academic peer advisor which allows him to present at classrooms regarding the types of opportunities for scholarships and funded research that Temple University allows for its students.

Josh is now in the Criminal Justice PhD program at Temple University with three years of funding! Congratulations Josh!


Kelly Slater (Fall 2013-Spring 2015)

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In fall 2014, Kelly received a Creative Arts, Scholarship, and Research award to quantitatively analyze HIV risk behaviors in male parolees 6 months after release from prison. She will present the project at the upcoming ACJS 2015 conference. Also in Fall 2014, she presented her summer pentiti research as part of a panel on student research in global criminology, as a part of Temple's Global Temple conference. She also presented this research at the annual 2014 American Society of Criminology conference. She looks forward to continuing to develop the project and presenting her progress at the ACJS 2015 conference.

She served as the 2014-2015 Vice President and Co-Founder of the Temple Debate Society. The organization sent a team to the American Parliamentary Debate Association's national conference, and they are continuing to build our campus presence.

She received a Diamond Peer Teacher award in Fall 2014, for which she assisted in teaching undergraduates in an Introduction to Criminal Law class. This involved holding weekly office hours, study sessions, and giving a class lecture.

She volunteers for Temple's Office of Fellowship Advising, for which she helps guide students in identifying and applying for competitive scholarships/awards. Her research interests include organized crime, wildlife crime, global criminology, crime and media, and criminological theory.

Wilfred Beaye (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)

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Wilfred graduated Harvard Law School, during which he was an active member of the Black Law Student's Association. Having performed exceptionally, he has received numerous offers for summer associate positions at several prominent law firms in the Philadelphia area.

He will also be serving as a research assistant to Professor Glenn Cohen, his first semester Civil Procedure professor and one of the world's leading experts on the intersection of bio-ethics and the law.

He graduated from Temple in May 2014. With a GPA of 3.97, Wilfred was awarded a Diamond Peer Teacher award, and presented his work on enforcement complications of extortion in cyber and physical space at the Academy of Criminal Justice Science and CUNY John D. Calandra Italian American Institute's conference "MAFIAs: Realities and Representations of Organized Crime" conferences. He was an active member of the Black Law Student’s Association’s Pre-Law Division and also completed an internship with the Philadelphia’s DA Office, where he worked as a data collector/analyst on the Focused Deterrence Project

Solena Laigle (Spring 2013)

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Solena is very driven and intelligent student; her GPA was 3.95. She wrote an outstanding Organized Crime paper on the Hells Angels as part of her Honors degree requirement. She served as an intern and Project Coordinator at the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, was an intern at Centro de Servicios Legales Para la Mujer (CENSEL, Republica Dominicana), was a workshop Co-Facilitator with Temple University's Inside-Out Alumni Group, and was also President of Temple University's Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance.
Solena is currently in Nantes, France. She will be there for two years where she will be working and gaining experience in her field before returning to apply for law school. All the best!



Past Job Posting

Undergraduate Research Assistant for Online Radicalization and Terrorism Project for Summer 2014
Undergraduate Research Assistant for Summer 2014



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