Alexandra McCoy is currently a master’s student in psychology at Arizona State University. She received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and bachelor’s degree in Law at University of Arizona. She currently spends most of her time working in various research labs, focused on the intersection of law and psychology, and the convergence of law, psychology, and political science. In 2020, her first co-authored publication was accepted into the American Journal of Political Science and she hopes to publish more meaningful research in the future. As she will be entering her second year of her master’s in fall of 2021, she will be applying to doctoral programs at the end of 2021, and she intends to be a competitive candidate when the time comes.
McCoy’s aspirations include having a dual role in both academia and public policy. In this role she aims to conduct meaningful and rigorous research to better serve people involved in the criminal justice system as well as making policy recommendations to ensure empirically supported and ethical practices are the ones used within this system.
Name: Alexandra McCoy
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
BA, University of Arizona
MS, (in progress) Arizona State University