Genesis McGrue-Johnson

Genesis McGrue-Johnson

Genesis McGrue-Johnson is a senior majoring in criminal justice with a minor in psychology who eventually plans to pursue a Ph.D. in criminology focusing on adolescent behavior, theories and the juvenile justice system. This year’s recipient of the College of Health and Public Service’s undergraduate Outstanding Criminal Justice Student Award, McGrue-Johnson ultimately hopes to become a professor and advocate for adolescents in the juvenile justice system and conduct research within the criminal justice field. A McNair scholar, she is currently working on an original research project examining the effects of adolescent labeling in school on adult behavior. McGrue-Johnson encourages change through open discussions and hopes her willingness to hear differing perspectives inspires others to be open minded about community issues and solutions.