A Federal TRIO Program

Trinity Carpenter

Social Work
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Research Interests: I am interested in anything that pertains to social justice.  I currently am documenting the experience of formerly incarcerated women who have had custody issues due to the timeline proposed in the Adopt and Safe Families Act.

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Zinn

Anticipated Graduation: May 2017

About Me: I am a non- traditional transfer student from JCCC.  I had an amazing first year at the University of Kansas but it has been a difficult journey to get here.  Becoming a McNair scholar introduced me to the importance of representation in research and an informed support system to become successful.  I intend to do policy reform and one of my ultimate goals is to create my own social program.  Within this last year my goals have grown and expanded to include a Doctorate degree.  Before I knew I wanted to achieve a Master’s to give me more flexibility within my field I have now chosen to go even further!