Kathleen "Katie" Remington (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a third year doctoral student in the Developmental and Psychological Sciences (DAPS) program in the Graduate School of Education. She researches the intersections between positive psychology, culturally-sustaining school environments, and the juvenile justice system. Katie focuses on understanding the psychological strengths of youth alongside their unique lived experiences in order to improve the way educators and policy makers provide for students as they learn and when they misstep. She hopes to find ways to empower marginalized youth, create spaces where they feel like they belong, and help them to use their voices for change.
Katie has a Masters in Secondary Education and was a high school Biology teacher in St. Louis before coming to Stanford. Last year, she worked as a volunteer teacher through the Prison University Project (PUP) in San Quentin. This spring, she received a Student Projects for Intellectual Community Enhancement (SPICE) grant to launch a new educational program modeled off of PUP at the Elmwood Jail in Santa Clara County. She is also engaged in the Stanford community as a residential Community Associate, a member of the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Student Advisory Board, and as the Student Representative for the DAPS program in the School of Education.
Learn more about Katie in the "Student Voices" area of the Graduate School of Education website.