DeAnna Sweeney is an expert in criminal justice and mass communication. Her recent research topics include smart policing, precision policing impacts throughout COVID-19, justice reinvestment through The Bureau of Justice Assistance and public safety. Prior to joining CNA, Sweeney was a senior Reviewer for ICF where she worked with USAC, a subset of the FCC, in order to get telecommunications funding approved for medical practices in rural areas. Sweeney has a B.S. in criminal justice from Old Dominion University. She speaks fluent Patois.