Caroline McAtee is a third-year law student at the University of South Carolina Joseph F. Rice School of Law. Her current roles within her law school community include Student Director for the SC Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and research assistant for the Excellence in Policing and Public Safety Program. Caroline spent her first summer in law school working as a law clerk for the SC Commission on Indigent Defense in its Capital Trials Division, representing indigent clients facing the death penalty. The next summer, Caroline clerked for the Richland County Public Defender's Office, where she plans to step into the role of assistant public defender following graduation. Prior to her time at the University of South Carolina, Caroline earned her B.S. in Multidisciplinary Anthropology from Appalachian State University in 2021, where she crafted her degree around the anthropology of crime, criminalization, and violence.