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About Me

Rachel Bleiman, B.A.

I am a first year PhD student in the Criminal Justice Program at Temple University. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with minors in Psychology and Information Science and Technology from Temple University in May 2020. During my undergraduate career I worked with Dr. Aunshul Rege as a research assistant studying the social science perspective of cybersecurity. As part of my university honors program, I designed and implemented a research study on the effectiveness of social engineering tactics among college students. I am the recipient of multiple awards and honors, such as the LAURA Award, Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award (Social Sciences), NSF SaTC PI Meeting Undergraduate Travel Grant, CARAS Travel Grant, and Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society.

Currently, I have particular interest in the privacy and security sector of cybersecurity along with crime data analysis. I have proficiency working with SPSS and programming in Python, Java, and SQL. I am currently working as a graduate research assistant with Dr. Rege on her NSF CAREER project. I am also an active research assistant with the CARE research team.