Over the past nine years at MSU, Ms. Perez has worked on the Project Safe Neighborhoods National Evaluation and training and technical assistance effort as well as the Drug Market Intervention Training and Technical Assistance Initiative, Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative, independent research projects, and most recently as the Crime Analyst Field Placement Coordinator. Prior to joining the research faculty at MSU, Ms. Perez has worked for the Institute for Law and Justice and the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.  With a MA in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Ms. Perez has over 17 years experience with evaluation research and design and training and technical assistance.