Please join us in welcoming Jenn Jarrett to the LPRC Team! As our newest research scientist, Jenn will be designing, conducting, analyzing and reporting many of the projects on the LPRC’s research agenda.  Her added skill set to the team will aid our capabilities in combating theft, fraud, and violence through evidence-based practice.

Jenn was born and raised in Blue Ridge mountains of both WV and NC. She went to Appalachian State University in Boone, NC for her undergraduate and master’s degrees in Experimental Psychology. In between her undergrad and masters, Jenn worked as a LPA and LPM at Sears. For the past five years, Jenn left the mountains of NC to come to Florida to work on her doctorate in Criminology and Law. At UF, Jenn’s research focused on risk perception– shoplifting/employee theft offenders perception of risk being caught and community members perception of risk for becoming a victim of crime. As an avid outdoors person, Jenn takes her dog on hikes. She also enjoys any activity on the water whether that means kayaking, rafting, fishing, or just swimming.