Maura LievanoResearch Fellow, Berkeley
Maura Lievano is a PhD student of public policy and biostatistics at UC Berkeley. Her primary area of research is quantitative criminology, she spends her time studying and applying statistical methods to improve the life of individuals involved with the criminal justice system.
At the California Policy Lab, Maura participates in a project to model the optimal sizing of the probation population in Alameda County. Previously, Maura was part of a team evaluating the feasibility of implementing a diversion program for low-level drug offenders in San Francisco. Before graduate school, she worked for about 10 years as policy analyst and advisor to criminal justice institutions such as police departments, courts, public defense, prosecutorial offices, and restorative justice units.