Students in Action
A&M-San Antonio Criminology
Jennifer Sizemore received her B.S. degree in Criminology in May, 2015. Prior to obtaining her degree she interned with the Bexar County DWI and Adult Drug Courts. During that time, she played a role in the facilitation of training for a new partnership between the DWI and Adult Drug Courts and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department, assisting with the creation of a training agenda for police and probation officers. She had the opportunity to shadow probation officers during office meetings with court participants and attended intake screenings for prospective participants as well as other non-specialty court proceedings. Since September 2014, Jennifer has been involved in granted-funded research to assess the Bexar County Specialty Courts (Felony Drug Court, Mental Health Court, DWI, and Veterans’ Treatment Courts). The research is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA).
Moses Gaitan received his B.S. degree in 2015. During his last semester he completed an internship with the Drug Enforcement Agency. Recollecting his experience he found many tasks exciting, however, one of the highlights involved translating calls from Spanish to English in a certain amount of time. “I had to get them done as soon as I could because they had to give back to the agent for review. I translated several of the calls and at times it was difficult but I was able to do it. To me that was one of my biggest Tasks that I had to do because it was important to the agent and they were calls that were just recorded a day or two before me translating them.”