Quanisha Simmons is an undergraduate student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice majoring in Forensic Psychology. Quanisha is a research assistant on the sub-project The Impact of Health Challenges on Criminal Recidivism among Male Returning Prisoners. Quanisha is interested in helping facilitate offenders' reintegration back into society. In addition, under the mentoring of Frank Pezella, Qunaisha is a research assistant on the sub-project
Religiosity as a Cultural Protective Factor that facilitates Favorable Health and Behavioral Outcomes in African American Offenders. She interviews research subjects (parolees under ComAlert supervision). Her goal is to go to graduate school after completing her undergraduate degree.