Akeem Shepherd is a Research Project Coordinator at Corners. He graduated with a BA in criminology and an associate degree in Literature at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) in 2021. He has also lent his knowledge and expertise as a volunteer of the Prison to College Pipeline Program hosted at New York state prisons by John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he provided incarcerated men an opportunity to increase intellectual agency. Akeem is currently working on a Master of Science in Quantitative Methods at the City University of New York Graduate Center. His focus of study is on testing the effects of the 2020 Corona Virus worldwide shutdowns on eviction-filling outcomes in the New York City area, in addition to, testing effects from NYS government officials' removal of the housing moratorium. Akeem is eager to utilize his passion for studying the effects of incarceration, homicides, evictions, and poverty on contemporary urban black communities within his role at Corners.