Erin Tinney (she/her) is a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests include labeling and stigma, consequences of juvenile justice system contact, and the intersection of the education and legal systems. Her dissertation focuses on educational outcomes for justice-involved youth in Maryland. Prior to her doctoral program, Erin attended the University of Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Neuroscience. Her senior thesis focused on exclusionary discipline and arrests in Philadelphia schools.
She has previously worked at Research for Action in Philadelphia and the Vera Institute of Justice. She is currently part of the Maryland Longitudinal Data System research team and partners with several faculty members at the University of Maryland on a variety of research projects.
When she is not writing her dissertation, Erin enjoys reading, playing cornhole, and exploring new areas of DC.