Research Assistants

Research Assistants


Po-Ying (Janice) Chung

Po-Ying Chung is her full name, but many know her as Janice. She is a transfer senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Human Rights. She finished her last three school years on the Dean's List. Janice has a passion for human rights, especially children's rights. She has traveled to different parts of Asia under Habitat with Humanity to restore living conditions for locals. In China, a volunteer group was able to provide supplies for elementary students. In Vietnam and Thailand, they were able to refurbish playgrounds and pavements for children. In 2016, Janice created a volunteer event with Hunger Free America, a non-profit group with a goal to end domestic hunger, to assist qualified people to sign-up for Food Stamps. In 2017, she interned at New York County Family Court under the office of legal affairs. In addition, she assisted attorneys and paralegals with a goal to ensure that custodial parents may have the financial support and medical insurance for their children by locating parents. At John Jay, she is currently part of the SASP program as a transfer peer success coach.


Ray Hilker

Currently a senior, Raymond Hilker has been on the Dean's list the past two years at John Jay. As an International Criminal Justice major, he has a particular interest in areas of research involving nuclear and chemical weapons proliferation, as well as preventative criminal justice policies for children and other vulnerable groups. Raymond also has work published in John Jay's Finest relating to these interests and hopes to continue researching and writing to create positive policy change in the future.




Efim Galkin

Efim Galkin is a graduate student in the International Crime and Justice Program, with an interest in international security, anti-corruption, and the intersection of international sanctions, anti-money laundering, and counter-terrorism financing measures with human rights. After graduating from Hunter College, Efim spent eight years working as an accountant and auditor for an international corporate group based in the United States and Switzerland. He has an International Diploma in Governance, Risk, and Compliance from ICA, as well as certificates in AML and KYC CDD from ACAMS.




Amid Alhyani

Amid Alhyani is a third semester graduate student at John Jay college, majoring in International crime and justice. In the summer of 2017 he traveled to Sanna, Yemen and interned for the Sanna center for strategic studies, where he helped in preparing reports on geo-politics of the Middle East. Recently Amid completed a course in global diplomacy at the United Nations, where he received a certificate and wrote a research paper on the violation of international humanitarian law in Yemen, due to be published this year. His interests are human rights in the Middle East and anti money laundering.