ASEBP Staff

Heather Prince - Research Assistant
Heather Prince is currently a doctoral student in Criminology, Law, and Society at George Mason University. She earned her M.S. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018, and her B.A. in Criminology from Albright College in 2017. She served as an intern for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in Philadelphia in 2018, and has been with ASEBP since May 2019.






Olivia McCann- Member Liaison and Special Projects
Olivia McCann has held numerous positions since joining ASEBP in August 2018. She is currently the Membership Liaison and works on various special projects. Olivia does everything from marketing to making sure members are getting the most out of their ASEBP membership. She has prior experience working for the Sacramento (CA) Police Department and is currently a Probation Officer for the Washington State Department of Corrections. Olivia holds a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Washington State University and a Master's of Legal Studies in Criminal Law from Arizona State University. 





Melanie Mayfield - Research Assistant 
Melanie Mayfield is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the Public Health Sciences program. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice with concentrations in Forensic Psychology and Juvenile Justice, respectively. Melanie has also worked closely with law enforcement agencies as a 911 dispatcher for Durham, North Carolina Emergency Communications, and an Administrative Intelligence Analyst with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.  Melanie’s research areas lie at the intersection of criminal justice and public health fields and include the impacts of criminalization and justice-system involvement on health, mental health and suicide, youth violence, violence against women, police/citizen encounters, and the health of law enforcement, first responders, and 911 dispatchers.



Olivia Torres - Conference Manager
Olivia Torres is a policing professional with the Sacramento Police Department. She has been the Conference Manager for ASEBP since 2018. She manages all aspects of the conference including the venue, the speakers, events during the conference, and everything in between. She is a Sacramento State University Alumni with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.