Rachel Silverthorn is a senior at Eastern Washington University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. As an EWU McNair scholar, she has conducted two research internships under the mentorship of Dr. Kayleen Islam-Zwart examining whether pregnancy has any effect on juror perceptions of a female defendant. Rachel will continue her research focus on judicial proceedings and treatment of defendants and offenders within the criminal justice system as she pursues a Ph. D. in International Crime and Justice at Florida International University. Her goal is to become a professor and continue research within the criminal justice system so she can impact policy in order to reduce bias and increase equitable treatment.