Linda Lee

Work History

Work History
Jan 2011 - Present

Victim Advocate

Center of Protective Environment (COPE)

Assist victims of domestic violence by providing a full range of services, including assistance with crisis intervention, court support, community relations, and community referrals.

Key highlights 

  • Prevented a woman from losing her children through diligent research and communication. 
  • Presented compelling evidence in the cases of two clients resulting in pro bono legal representation for both.
  • Composed a client success story presented to civic leaders by the Director of COPE.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Victim Advocate

Twelfth Judicial District, Lincoln County, NM

APPLIED SOCIOLOGY INTERNSHIP

Drives efficiency while providing dedicated support to the Deputy District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney, and Victim Advocate.

Key highlights 

  • Selected by the District Office Manager to conduct statistical review of crime rates and victim advocacy services in Lincoln County due to demonstrated knowledge and skill in quantitative research and applied data  analysis; this project supports the DA's intent to request additional victim advocacy funding when presenting the fiscal budget to the Legislative Finance Committee.
  • Given sole responsibility for duties of Victim Advocate due to her leave of absence.  With little training, I immediately stepped in to the position.  Received excellent feedback about my performance.

Education

Education
Jan 2005 - Aug 2010

Texas State University - San Marcos

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED SOCIOLOGY, summa cum laude

Relevant coursework:  Juvenile Delinquency, Criminology, Applied Data Analysis, SPSS software, and Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods; achieved Dean’s List each semester.

MINOR: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

Relevant coursework:  Fundamentals of Criminal Law, Forensic Evidence, Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, Personality Psychology, and Crime Theory and Victimization.

Skills

Skills

Visual Basic programming language

Microsoft Office Suite, DOS, Windows, Macintosh

SPSS software

SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) predictive analytics software used to evaluate data for research.

Research Methods

I have done a major research project for quantitative research methods class, one for qualitative research methods class, and several for other classes throughout my academic career.  Three of these papers can be found above in the "Research Methods" section.   I was able to apply my research skills during my recent internship with the District Attorney's office.  That project is entitled "Research for Internship" and can be found under the Research Methods category on the right.

Writing and Editing

Various examples can be found under the "Academic Writing" section on the right.  I received perfect scores on three of the projects and high A's on the others.