Victoria Nelson

Victoria Nelson

Senior Data Analyst, Center for Behavioral Health and Justice

Victoria Nelson


Victoria has worked as a data analyst for the last five years. She joined the jail diversion evaluation team at Wayne State University in 2018. Prior to coming to Wayne State, she was a data analyst at Michigan State University’s Division of Public Health, and the Division of Criminal Justice Services for the State of New York. She has been involved with a number of varied research projects, including: an evaluation to interrupt the school to prison pipeline in upstate New York; the effects of budgetary cuts on sexual assault service providers; the efficacy of in-program treatment for juvenile offenders with substance abuse disorder; the effects of high alcohol outlet density in a community on community violence and disadvantage. In addition to her work with Wayne State University, she is also a PhD candidate (ABD) in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany.


Victoria serves as a senior analyst. Her primary role is the cleaning, conditioning, managing, and analysis of multiple data sets from jails, courts, and state-level agencies and developing evaluation plans. In addition to these data responsibilities, she also assists in the writing of manuscripts and government reports and has a leadership role in proposal development.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D. candidate in Criminal Justice, State University of New York: University at Albany
  • M.A., Criminal Justice, State University of New York: University at Albany
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
  • B.A., English, Michigan State University

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