Dr. Ajima Olaghere graduated with her PhD in 2015, completing her dissertation work on specifying crime as a process in collaboration with the Baltimore Police Department (BPD). Her dissertation is entitled "The Everyday Activities that Bind for Crime: Investigating the Process of Routine Activities at Specific Places." After graduation, Dr. Olaghere worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the CLS Department with Dr. David Wilson.
Dr. Olaghere's postdoctoral work focused on systematic reviews of juvenile justice policy and various criminal justice topics, technical assistance around program evaluation, and prisoner education. While at Mason, she tutored inmates in Jessup, Maryland, and was active in the CLS Graduate Student Association (CLSSA). Dr. Olaghere was honored as the 2012 recipient of the John C. and Louis P. Wood Graduate Scholarship by the George Mason University Alumni Association. This award recognizes graduate students who achieve a high level of academic performance and are also committed to working within the community.