About the Team

Executive Director

tPP Leadership Team


Team Members



Grace Stewart is a Junior at Miami University, pursuing a degree in Sociology with a focus on Criminology and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Grace has been working with tPP as a pre-coder since May of 2023 and hopes to take the knowledge she gains from reviewing legal documents to pursue a career with the FBI. At Miami she is currently an ambassador for a studtent success program called HASS (Humanities and Social Scholars program) that focuses on providing undergraduate students with a strong foundation of skills necessary for pursuing collegiate-level research projects.

Alayshja Bable is a sophomore at Princeton University pursuing a degree in Public Policy and International Affairs. Alayshja has been with tPP as a Pre-Coder since July 2023. With her research at tPP, she continues to build on her knowledge and interest in law and national security. Alayshja hopes to pursue her graduate studies in 2026 with the possibility of attending law school. At Princeton, Alayshja is an Athlete Ally Liaison and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Co-Chair for the Varsity Women’s Rugby team where she advocates for equal representation and an equitable environment for these athletes.

Dr. Shana Judge is the founder and Executive Director of Duddon Evidence to Policy Research, a law and social science consulting business that supports evidence-based policymaking with research and data analysis services. She has presented and published peer-reviewed research in the areas of health and criminal justice policy, with a focus on federal human trafficking prosecutions using data from the Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP). She has also served as principal investigator for a range of related research and training grants. Dr. Judge formerly worked as an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing, teaching courses on public policy and research methods. In addition, she was a postdoctoral research associate at the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions at Brown University. She has also worked as an attorney in both the private and public sectors, including the Texas state legislature, and as a reporter and editor in Washington, D.C., covering the federal government. She received a PhD in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a J.D. from the University of New Mexico, a Master of Public Policy degree from Duke University, and a Master of Arts degree in Politics from The Catholic University of America. She has been with tPP since August 2023, joining to support the team’s data collection efforts with her experience using data from the FJSP.

Breanna Caron is a Junior at the University of Cincinnati, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Journalism and Legal Studies. Breanna has been with tPP since September 2023, where she hopes to apply her political research skills and knowledge to better understand political violence and the justice system in the United States. Breanna currently works at an Immigration law firm in Cincinnati, Ohio. After completing her undergraduate studies, Breanna plans to attend law school with an interest in Criminal and Immigration law.

Adaeze Okoye is a senior at the University of Cincinnati pursuing an interdisciplinary degree in Law and Society. Adaeze began working with tPP in September 2023. Adaeze hopes to gain investigative research experience while improving skills that contribute to analyzing political violence and instability. After post-secondary education, Adaeze would like to work with restoring post-colonialized states, concentrating in West Africa. Adaeze is also a mentor at the University of Cincinnati’s School of Public and International Affairs.

Amelia Solmos is a sophomore at Miami University in Oxford, OH, double majoring in Political Science and Individualized Studies. Amelia started working with tPP in September of 2023, and has worked to gain a greater understanding of what political violence entails and the demographics these cases most impact. While she has not worked on a project like this before, Amelia is excited for the opportunity to work alongside such intelligent, hardworking individuals, and she hopes to take the skills she gains through this experience towards a career in law. [Amelia was a member of our inagural ‘tPP Lite’, 1-semester intensive]

Trevor Bowerman is a junior at the University of Miami Ohio. He studies advertising in an Individualized Study and has a second major in Media and Communication. He also has minors in Marketing, Economics, and History. Trevor began his work with tPP in September of 2023, and aims to make a difference and shed light on many crimes that don’t get a second look. He can’t wait to start researching and doing meaningful work. While tPP is a switch up from Trevor’s normal activities, he is beyond excited to work with these dedicated people and grow from his experiences here. [Trevor was a member of our inagural ‘tPP Lite’, 1-semester intensive]

Kennedy Brewer is a sophomore at Miami University located in Oxford Ohio. Her major is Individualized Studies with a double minor in Criminology as well as Critical Race and Ethnic Studies. Kennedy began working with TPP in September of 2023, and she decided to join this project because she’s very interested and Innocence Project as well as going to law school and this project will allow her to get a better feel if that is the career she wants to pursue as well as being able to help people and interact with different crimes. [Kennedy was a member of our inagural ‘tPP Lite’, 1-semester intensive]

Amelia Whitney is a senior at Miami University, pursuing a dual major in Political Science and Individualized Studies, complemented by a minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality studies. Amelia began working with tPP in September of 2023, and hopes to gain experience with legal and data research as it will be useful for future plans. After graduating, she will be concentrating on criminal law, specifically wrongful convictions of minorities. Amelia has been a devoted member of the Women in Law community organization throughout her time at Miami. [Amelia was a member of our inagural ‘tPP Lite’, 1-semester intensive]

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