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Emma Hughes, Ph.D.

Principle Investigator for Project Rebound
Department Chair, Criminology

Office: SS 102C

Phone: 559-278-2370


Dr. Hughes stands as the esteemed founder of Project Rebound at Fresno State, an innovative support program designed specifically for students who have been formerly incarcerated. Under Dr. Hughes's visionary leadership, Project Rebound aims to facilitate a seamless and supportive transition for these individuals into academic life. For any staff or instructors seeking to learn more about the program's initiatives, or to discuss potential collaborations and contributions, Dr. Hughes is the primary contact. Her expertise and dedication are pivotal to the program's ongoing success and its mission to empower and rehabilitate through education.

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Jennifer Leahy, M.S.

Program Director
Adjunct Lecturer, Criminology Department

Office: SS 102C

Phone: 559-278-2313


Jennifer Leahy holds the distinguished position as the primary liaison for student inquiries regarding the program. In her role, she meticulously oversees the operations of the program and maintains a hands-on approach by working directly with students both on and off campus. Her responsibilities include ensuring the smooth facilitation of the program's services, as well as providing personalized support and guidance to students, thereby playing a crucial role in their academic and personal development. Ms. Leahy's commitment to student success is a cornerstone of the program's efficacy and impact.

Arnold Trevino

Arnold Trevino

Outreach Coordinator

Office: SS 102B

Phone: 559.278.2313


Arnold Trevino is a dedicated full-time member of our team, specializing in community outreach, awareness initiatives, and networking. His role is integral to expanding the program's reach and fostering valuable partnerships within the community. Mr. Trevino's focused efforts are aimed at enhancing our program's impact through collaborative ventures and heightened community involvement. If you are interested in exploring partnership opportunities with Project Rebound to make a meaningful contribution to our community, we encourage you to reach out to Arnold Trevino. His expertise and commitment are pivotal in driving our mission forward.

Mandee Murphy


Project Rebound Department Administrative Assistant 

Office: SS 102C

Phone: 559-514-7264


Mandee Murphy, an alumna of California State University, Fresno, has recently joined the team at Project Rebound as a full-time Administrative Assistant. With her recent academic achievements and enthusiasm, she brings a fresh and dynamic perspective to the office. Her role is pivotal in maintaining the smooth operation and efficient administration of the Project Rebound office. Mrs. Murphy's dedication and pride in her work reflect her commitment to contributing positively to the organization's goals and supporting its overarching mission.

Jason Abhyankar

Jason Abyankar M.Ed. 

Housing Coordinator

Phone: 559-514-7264


Jason Abyankar serves as a full-time member of the Project Rebound team, where he plays a crucial role in overseeing all student housing initiatives. His expertise and dedication are instrumental in the development and implementation of strategies that ensure secure and supportive living environments for students. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Mr. Abyankar is furthering his academic credentials by pursuing a Master's degree, a testament to his commitment to continuous learning and enhancing his ability to contribute effectively to the organization's mission.

Marci Lopes

Marci Lopes M.S.W. 

Assistant Housing Coordinator

Phone: 808-358-3216


Marci Lopes Has recently joined the Project Rebound Fresno team. In her new role, she is dedicated to assisting with the operations and activities at the women's home, bringing fresh perspectives and commitment to enhancing the support provided to the residents. Her involvement is a significant addition to our collective efforts to foster a nurturing and empowering environment for the women we serve.


Contact us: 


Message phone: 559.278.2313
Mailing Address: 
Project Rebound Fresno State
Attn: Jennifer Leahy
2576 E. San Ramon Ave., M/S ST104
Fresno, CA  93740 
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