Kayla M. Hoskins is a PhD Candidate in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University, with a cognate in community psychology. Her work is oriented within feminist and critical criminological paradigms, and primarily focuses on understanding the experiences of court-involved women and girls. More specifically, her research explores issues of personal agency and desistance, trauma, intersectionality, and advancing gender-responsive correctional approaches. Previously, she served as the Assistant Director of Youth Advancement Through Athletics (YATA), a multifaceted development program for court-involved adolescents. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University..