Jasmeen is a MA student in the Department of Sociology. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law and Sociology from the University of Toronto. Prior to Columbia, she worked as a research assistant for a program that analyzed Indigenous youth and their placement in the foster care system in Northwestern Ontario. She also interned at a non-profit organization in Ottawa where she worked on addressing the ongoing concerns related to Structured Intervention Units in Canada. Jasmeen’s research currently focuses on the experiences of racialized girls in the U.S criminal justice system. Specifically, she is interested in understanding how this population enters juvenile detention and their experiences upon release and reintegration. Overall, her research focuses on the intersections of race, gender, inequality and the carceral state.