Criminal Justice, BS
As a young child, Martin knew he wanted to pursue criminal justice. As early as first grade, birthday cards from other kids would wish him good luck as a future police officer. While he isn’t necessarily going into policing, Martin has stayed true to his desire to help others in the field of criminal justice.
Related Schools & Departments
Martin’s first co-op was with the Drug Enforcement Agency in Watertown, MA, assisting in drug-related organized crime investigations.
For his second co-op, Martin joined Boston Private Bank & Trust Co to combat money laundering and fraud.
Martin’s Capstone Project evaluated police program implementation to reduce biased crime against the LGTBQ community.
Martin valued the class Policing in a Democratic Society for connecting coursework with his law enforcement experience.
Martin held several leadership roles with the Filipino student association NU Barkada, which translates to “group of friends.”
Martin and the Huskies Environmental Action Team (HEAT) organized a proposal to reform on-campus composting behaviors.
After graduation, Martin plans to work with federal law enforcement to continue fulfilling his dream of helping others by preventing crime.
“We have ideas of these boundaries between disciplines, but I’ve learned that it’s necessary to go beyond those barriers. Criminal Justice pulls from political science, public policy, urban sciences, sociology, even math! All of these fields come together, and I think what’s important is collaboration across backgrounds to create a unique perspective. It’s important for everyone to understand why an interdisciplinary approach is so crucial to get the whole picture and have successful policies.”
More Student Paths
- Motivated by the struggles of her upbringing, Urbashee pursued economics as her field of study as an undergraduate at Boston University.
- Before coming to Northeastern, Urbashee worked at a public policy think tank in Washington, D.C., and obtained a master’s degree in economics at the George Washington University.
- With the guidance of Prof. Alicia Modestino, Urbashee is analyzing the impact of private and public summer jobs programs on students’ academic and future employment outcomes.
- Specifically, Urbashee is investigating whether students placed in private, as opposed to public, sector summer jobs are likely to have better employment outcomes.
- Urbashee was recently awarded a grant from the William T. Grant Foundation, enabling her to participate in research training and purchase datasets for her dissertation.
- Urbashee's goal is to become an economist who studies and finds viable solutions to the deepening issues of poverty and inequality plaguing the youth in America.
- In July, Urbashee's first co-authored economics working paper "Politicians Avoid Tax Increases Around Elections", was posted on SSRN...
- Explored fields and methods of study he had not previously encountered through classroom experiences, engagement with faculty mentors, and research across the university.
- Had an “a-ha!” moment for his dissertation topic after writing about graffiti writing and neoliberal space for Prof. Gallagher’s Globalization & the Geopolitics of Writing class.
- Supported students and engaged in professional development as a Writing Center consultant and First-Year Writing instructor.
- Served as a graduate fellow for the Center of Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR), where he conducted a university-wide assessment of the co-op program.
- With the help of Prof. Neal Lerner, Charles conducted assessment studies across the entire Writing Program while serving as the program’s Assistant Director.
- Developed the term “GeoEthnography” for his dissertation to look at the way Boston graffiti writers make, and remake, social and public space through their rhetorical work.
- Conferenced with Prof. Poe and Prof. Gallagher to develop a seminar paper into an article for publication in a flagship journal of Rhetoric and Composition...