Pallie Koehn

Graduate Research Assistant

Pallie Koehn is a second-year doctoral student in Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. She earned her BAs in Sociology-Criminology and Psychology at Kansas State University in 2018.

At ACE!, Pallie works with Lindsay Smith on the Stepping Up project. She also researches student perceptions of sex- and gender-based violence policies and works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Prior to starting at George Mason, Pallie worked in the Reward, Timing, and Decision Laboratory at Kansas State University and as a research intern at the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking in Denver, Colorado.


  • Pursuing PhD in Criminology, Law & Society, George Mason University
  • BA in Sociology, specialization in Criminology, Kansas State University
  • BA in Psychology, Kansas State University


Research Interests

  • Mental health and substance use disorders
  • Sexual harassment and violence
  • Human trafficking


Current Projects

  • Stepping Up Initiative