Interns, Fellows, & Research Assistants


Interns, Fellows, & Research Assistants


Mark HatchMark Hatch II
Mark is a social work major at Tuskegee [Alabama] University. He is working with the social service practice team at Evident Change on a project for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.


Rashonda JohnsonRashonda Johnson, Doctoral Research Assistant
Rashonda is a second-year PhD student at National-Louis University, Chicago, where she is studying community psychology with an emphasis on adult reentry from corrections. She is supporting Evident Change’s Correctional Assessment and Intervention System™ remodel effort, focusing on the corrections component. 

Ellie MillerEllie Miller, Graduate Research Assistant
Ellie expects to receive her Master of Arts in evaluation studies from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She is working with the Juvenile Assessment and Intervention System™/Correctional Assessment and Intervention System™ at Evident Change.


Speranza GonzalezSperanza Gonzalez
Speranza is a Bay Area college student majoring in sociology with plans to eventually become a criminal justice lawyer. With lived experience in both the foster care and youth justice systems, Speranza hopes to help improve these systems by working directly with youth and communities that are at risk of becoming system involved.

Jose Luis Reyna RodriguezJose Luis Reyna Rodriguez
Jose is an entrepreneur and community advocate. He is also formerly incarcerated and received assistance from Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) while serving his sentence. Upon release, Jose became involved in CURYJ’s life coaching program and worked as an employee there. His personal experience in the justice system and the permanent, positive life impact of community organizations led him to Evident Change.

Michael PapiasMichael Papias
Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in ethnic studies and film, with a minor in education, from the University of California, Berkeley. During his final year of school, Michael led a qualitative research project with 28 Latinx foster youth from across the state of California and used the data to create a community intervention project. As a vocal former foster youth, Michael is guided in his research by his lived experience in the child welfare system.


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