Data & Analytics Specialist
Areas of Expertise
Sexual and Domestic Violence
Carson Swisher is a graduate of Arizona State University, earning both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice, along with a certificate in Carceral Studies. During the completion of her undergraduate degree, she served on the executive council for the Beta Psi chapter of Kappa Delta. She was also recognized as the Watts College of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s Outstanding Graduate for the class of 2021. During service as an AmeriCorps member in the Maricopa County Superior Court, she provided access to court services, such as protective orders, for the community. She also served as an AmeriCorps member in the Survivor Link program, working on various research projects regarding intimate partner homicide (IPH) and gender-based violence. Here, she developed skills in trauma informed and victim centered practices. For three years she was a research assistant, collecting data that is being used to update risk factors leading to IPH in a multi-state study. Using a subset of this data, she successfully defended her thesis looking into same-sex IPH. Additionally, she has been published as the primary author of a qualitative piece researching the effects of COVID-19 on homicide investigation.
Carson is passionate about violence prevention, implementing evidence-based practices and policies, and bridging the gaps between research and action. In her free time, she enjoys reading, expanding her yoga practice, and spending time with her cats, friends, and family.