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!