Danielle Pingue, 2013 AAS Certificate Recipient, Highlighted for Research
In its annual publication, Discovery: Research at Princeton, Princeton alumna Danielle Pingue ’13, shares her findings concerning government incarceration policies.
The magazine, which is published by the Office of the Dean for Research in collaboration with the Office of Communications, reports novel research findings, feature articles, books and awards from Princeton University researchers.
Pingue concentrated in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and also interned at the Center for African American Studies throughout her undergraduate education at Princeton. Her senior thesis focused on the ways in which nonprofits are contributing to policy reform in the criminal justice system. She was inspired by CAAS faculty member Imani Perry after taking her course "Race and the American Legal Process."
In the article, Pingue sites one of the surprising finds of her research, “the reform that nonprofits are pursuing – mostly litigation or lobbying – may represent what a large bulk of the affected population feels needs to be done.”
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Pingue, who was born in Jamaica, plans to study law and enter politics and would like to one day bring her work back to her birthplace.