criminal justice, disparities, human-animal connection, marginalized populations, public policy, race and ethnicity, racial justice, social justice

Professional Biography

Tyler Han is a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Social Work. She holds bachelor degrees in psychology and social behavior and criminology, law and society from the University of California, Irvine, and an MSW degree with a concentration in forensic social work from California State University, Los Angeles.

Han has worked as a mental health therapist specializing in providing trauma-informed care in underserved communities to children aged birth to five and their families. She is broadly interested in criminal justice reform on a policy level and has specific interests in racial disparities and prison-based dog training programs.


  • MSW, California State University, Los Angeles