Ph.D. Students

Camilla Bosanquet is a Public Policy doctoral student within the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. Ms. Bosanquet retired as a U.S. Coast Guard Commander following two decades’ active-duty service. She also earned distinction as a Cutterman, having served for more than nine years at sea in command positions onboard multiple cutters. She now conducts research within TraCCC on homeland security, coast guard, seaport/shipping, and maritime trafficking issues. She holds an M.A. in Philosophy from Boston College and a B.S. in Government from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Ms. Bosanquet’s research interests focus on illicit trafficking, the exploitation of legitimate transport systems to move illicit goods, and trafficking convergence crimes.

Chu Chuan (Julia) Jeng is a System Engineering and Operations Research doctoral student within the Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University. Ms. Jeng serves as a Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Louise Shelley, TraCCC Director and University Professor, and Dr. Edward Huang, TraCCC Affiliated Faculty; their cooperative work applies artificial intelligence to human trafficking research. Her independent academic research employs data mining, predictive modeling, optimization, and machine learning to analyze illicit supply chains. Ms. Jeng holds a master’s degree in data Analytics Engineering from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in Statistics and Information Science from Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan.

Sarah Meo is a Public Policy PhD student within the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. She currently serves as a Graduate Assistant to TraCCC Director Dr. Louise Shelley and has assisted with the Illicit Trade, Transnational Crime and Corruption, and Human Trafficking courses. Ms. Meo received her M.A.S. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine and her B.A. in History from The College of New Jersey. Prior to George Mason, she completed a Fulbright scholarship in Palermo, Italy, researching anti-Mafia associations in Sicily. Her research interests include Mafia-type criminal organizations, the nexus between transnational organized crime and political corruption, and human trafficking.

Elisa Norio is a Ph.D. student at the SHAR School in the Public Policy program and a fellow at TraCCC. She graduated with honors from the University of Pisa in Italy with a master’s in analysis, prevention, and combating organized crime and corruption. Her main interests include the relationship between transnational crime and tourism and extortion, wildlife crime, and drug trafficking issues in Latin America and Mexico. Her most recent publication is Why are tourist resorts attractive for transnational crime? The case of the Mayan Riviera (2021), available here