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I am pursuing a B.S. Independent Scholars and minors in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies, Family Studies, Pre-Law, and Art. My Independent Scholars inquiry consists of looking at how intersectionality affects LGBTQIAP+ youth’s acceptance and what happens as a result of intolerance in schools and at home. I am pursuing this research by taking courses rooted in sociology, social work, writing, political science, justice studies, art, and honors. Through this work I hope to gain knowledge in how to support, reassure, and inspire LGBTQIAP+ youth who are in the foster care system or juvenile justice system. Furthermore, I am going to be conducting my own research through interviews and quantitative data in order to see how we as a system can best help LGBTQIAP+ youth stay safe, loved, and protected.

Outside of my studies I enjoy staying busy. I am involved in two academic honor fraternities: Kappa Pi and Phi Alpha Delta. I am currently on the executive board of Phi Alpha Delta as the fundraising chair. Additionally, I enjoy staying active, listening to music, and reading memoirs, fiction, and watching movies/documentaries related to my inquiry.