1. What program are you in at KU?
I am a senior within the social sciences and humanities departments. I am double majoring in Psychology and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.
2. What is your background in research?
I initially got started in research through the McNair Scholars program. This program supports students like me from underrepresented, first-generation and low-income backgrounds obtain their doctoral degree. I conducted a study over the course of eight months titled, “Determining the Factors that Influence Perceptions of Mental Health Treatment and Care Among African Americans” advised by Dr. Tamara Baker-Thomas in the Psychology department. I have attended two research conferences where I gave a podium talk presenting my project. I am currently turning my study into a manuscript for publication.
3. What do you do at the Center for Undergraduate Research?
I assist other undergraduate students in getting involved with research. I also assist Dawn with the Research Ambassadors program and general organizational work to ensure the success of the Center for Undergraduate Research.