Current projects span the areas of safety and wellness within police and corrections, community policing in the United States and Mexico, and the impact of a procedural justice intervention on crime hotspots and police legitimacy. Ms. Valdovinos Olson has also worked in the areas of unmanned technologies for public safety, eyewitness identification procedures, critical incident reviews within corrections, and targeted violence on college campuses.
Ms. Valdovinos Olson earned her B.A. from Northwestern University, has an M.A. in Sociology from George Mason University and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Sociology. Her research interests are in the role of police in society, criminal justice/legal system reform, and reentry policy. She is a fluent Spanish speaker and has language proficiency in German and modern standard Arabic.