Student / Alumni Profiles

Student / Alumni Profiles

David Vegvari (2015)
“The IC&J program is not only unique to John Jay, it is also one of the few programs of its kind in the world. It is truly a memorable experience to be learning from some of the top academics in their respective fields.”



Itena Dhrami (2015)
“One of my favorite things is the way that academics are intertwined with field experience. There is consistent interaction between students and faculty as well as a challenging curriculum, which opens new opportunities for students to explore”. Currently employed as an Intelligence Analyst at the Background Investigations Unit (BIU) NYC Business Integrity Commission. 


Olalekan Afolabi (2014)
“First, I must say that the welcoming atmosphere and spirit of inclusion is fantastic….Everyone is friendly and willing to help. The faculty is world-class and they are always willing to take time out of their busy schedule to help students with things that aren’t clear. There is also the opportunity to develop camaraderie with colleagues and professors alike. The support structure is strong, and the greatest resources of the program are the faculty and the students in the program. This is my third MA degree, and I personally think that the IC&J program at John Jay adds a touch of class to my academic resume”.  Currently employed as a Political Analyst with the U.S. Department of State. 

Geris Duma (2014)
“IC&J is the most interactive program I have been a part of. I’m simultaneously learning about the modern international criminal landscape while getting involved in the research of my dreams in organized transnational crime.”  Currently employed as an Anti-Money Laundering Analyst with Standard Chartered Bank. 




Michael Temple (2013)
“Upon arriving in New York from Europe, John Jay offered me a seemingly infinite number of possibilities in the criminal justice field. Their outstanding assembly of professors, with rich and varied backgrounds, instantly inspired me to learn all I could. In addition, their international network allowed me to develop connections that later assisted me in finding employment. I came to John Jay and New York to fulfill academic aspirations, cultivate new professional opportunities, and pursue exciting life experiences. I am delighted to say John Jay delivered on all of these hopes, and I now consider myself a member of the rich John Jay community that I will always be part of. I would recommend anyone with a passion for improving criminal justice to attend John Jay. There really is no other place like it.” 

Malgorzata Sekowska (2012)
“I chose the IC&J program at John Jay College because it offers an interdisciplinary and distinctive topical focus. I was able to build on my undergraduate sociology degree to broaden my knowledge about human rights, international crime, and law. I am currently an Anti-Human Trafficking Program Manager at the New York State Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance/Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance.”