Karissa Bergene, M.P.A.
Research Associate
Social Science Research Center
Ph.D. Student, Public Policy and Administration
Mississippi State University
Email: karissa.bergene@ssrc.msstate.edu

Ms. Karissa Bergene is a Research Associate at the Social Science Research Center and Ph.D. student in Public Policy and Administration at Mississippi State University. Ms. Bergene holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Appalachian State University, where she also earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree. Before starting at the SSRC, Ms. Bergene worked in local government and intellectual property. Her research interests include international management, emergency management, cybersecurity, and criminology.