Travis Gyuran is a senior at Millikin University. He will be graduating in May 2021 with B.A. in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology. Travis is currently completing his criminal justice practicum through a community-based youth deflection and diversion program known as the Macon County Teen Justice Program. Additionally, he is also working alongside Dr. Keyria Rodgers as an intern for the Global Restorative Justice Partnership (GRJP) which is a global network of academics and practitioners from over 8 different regions of the world.
Travis developed a passion for Restorative Justice after his first interaction with Dr. Rodgers where he first learned of the local Teen Court program as it was undergoing its reconstruction and program redesign to become a deflection and diversion program hinging on restorative justice known as the Macon County Teen Justice Program (MCTJ).
Travis demonstrates strong leadership qualities throughout Millikin's campus and has been a First-Year Experience Mentor (FYEM), Entertainment Manager of the Millikin Arts Cafe, a student-run venture, and recently finished his term as the president of his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon-IL Delta. Travis is also a member of the Social Action Club whose mission is to educate the Millikin community on socially relevant issues and expose more students to the field of sociology.
When Travis is not focusing on his studies or gaining new experiences through his internships, he can be found spending time with his two dogs and fiancée. After graduation Travis hopes to pursue a career path in Restorative Justice, particularly focusing on the teen demographic much like Macon County Teen Justice Program.