She chose to pursue an MA in sociology at the University of Arkansas after obtaining her BA from the same program. Now, Jill decided to do a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA. She serves at the University of Arkansas in the Center for Community Engagement as the Outreach and Engagement Program Advisor. In addition to her VISTA position, she is teaching an online general sociology course at the University of Arkansas.
Dr. Rocio Paez is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Her research and teaching interests include criminological theory, the intersection of race, immigration, and crime, and the role that networks and institutions play in neighborhood crime. In line with her research focus, her dissertation consisted of a macro-level analysis of the influence of military presence on crime rates in American communities.
Harris said: ''I am majoring in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Middle East studies and minoring in Arabic. I have such a wide range of studies. I have always had a passion for the Middle East and public service. I was fortunate to find a degree plan that satisfied these passions, while graduating on time. I am looking forward to the endless possibilities that will arise out of my studies''.