Ivonne Roman is a journalism intern at The Marshall Project. She is a police captain in Newark, NJ and a PhD student at Rutgers Camden, in the Public Affairs and Community Development program. She serves as an executive board member of the American Society for Evidence-Based Policing and is a National Institute of Justice LEADS Scholar. The NIJ LEADS program connects police managers, academics and crime analysts to advance the use of data and science in policing. She serves as an executive fellow for the Police Foundation, a police research think-tank in Washington, DC. She founded the Women’s Leadership Academy, a component of the Newark Police Superior Officers' Association, to increase the recruitment and retention of women in policing.