Insights and opportunities: 2024 criminology & criminal justice career pathways conference speakers

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice (C&CJ) is thrilled to announce its second career pathways conference for students. Distinguished professionals from the field will offer a comprehensive insight into their agencies, providing students with the chance to ask questions and engage in networking opportunities.

  • Date of event: Thursday, February 29, 2024
  • Time of event: 9:00 a.m.- 4:40 p.m.
  • Who can register? All students interested in Criminal Justice
  • How to register? Registration of panels

Check out our panels and guest speakers below; we will be updating as more confirm.

Exploring legal careers panel (9:00- 10:00 a.m.)

Marilena David, (Alum) Deputy Director at the State Appellate Defender Office

Chief Judge Elizabeth DiSanto, 27th District Court and Presiding Judge to 27th District Court Regional Wellness and Recovery Court

Jeffrey Lance Abood, (Alum)  Attorney at Abood Law Firm

Victoria Bellamy, (Alum) Corporate Counsel for BELFOR Property Restoration

Exploring careers in law enforcement panel (10:10- 11:10 a.m.)

Felicia George, (Alum) Assistant Inspector in Charge (AIC) for the Detroit Division with the United States Postal Inspection Service

Chief Kellie Bauss, (Alum) Chief of Police at Clawson Police Department

Reuben C. Coleman, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI Detroit Field Office 

Rhonda Sherman, (Alum) Sargeant, Property Control Unit Detroit Police Department 

Exploring careers in corrections panel (11:20- 12:20 p.m)

Robert Poikey, (Alum) Supervisory Law Enforcement Specialist for the US Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of Michigan

Mark Diaz, Director of the Recruiting and Background Investigations Units for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office

Isabella Miller, (Alum) Pretrial Services Investigator for Oakland County Community Corrections

Kristin Gagnon, Operations Administrator for the Michigan Department of Corrections

Free professional headshots/ Resource fair (12:20 p.m.- 1:20 p.m.)

Exploring careers in social services & policy panel (2:30- 3:30 p.m.)

Chelsea Richardson, (Alum) Mitigation Specialist Supervisor with the State Appellate Defender Office’s Juvenile Lifer Unit in Detroit

Jonathan Norris, (Alum) Residential Foster Care Unit Specialist at the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Abdul El Sayed, Physician, epidemiologist, and public servant. Director of Wayne County’s Department of Health, Human & Veterans Services, and health officer for the county

Abigail Schlieger, (Alum) Child Welfare Specialist at The Children’s Center of Wayne County

Exploring careers in investigations & security panel (3:40- 4:40 p.m.)

Jim Schoenherr, Owner and Director of the Security Services Group of Recon Management Group

Adam Jones, Midwest Regional Representative for the National Counterterrorism Center

Jamie Campbell, Vice President, Field Loss Prevention at Ross Stores

Brittney Edwards, Labor Relations Manager at the Michigan Department of State

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