Doctoral Student Bios

Margaretha (Chelsea) Antonius van Dijk

Margaretha (Chelsea) Antonius van Dijk

Margaretha (Chelsea) Antonius van Dijk

Legal decision making, Serial offenses, Corrections, Probation and Parole, Intersection of the law and psychology

Chelsea van Dijk is a doctoral student in Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. Currently, she works as a Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Evan Lowder. She earned her B.S. in Criminal Justice & Criminology and her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Mount Olive, NC. Her research interests include legal decision making, serial offenses and offenders, corrections, probation and parole, and the general intersection of law and psychology. 

Originally from Maastricht, the Netherlands, she traveled to the United States to further her education while running track. During her undergraduate degrees, she worked as a Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant in the Psychology department. She took a year after graduating with her bachelor's degrees to work in the Academic Resource Center at UMO, to help students with academic difficulties. 

 

Education

B.S. Criminal Justice & Criminology, University of Mount Olive

B.A. Psychology, University of Mount Olive

Minor in Recreational and Leisure Studies