Current Student Spotlight

Katharine Morris, a class of 2020 honors student, studies Cognitive Science and Anthropology here at UConn. As a BOLD scholar of the 2019 Cohort, she plans to explore how students navigate their intersecting identities and engage with cultural centers on campus. As a Fast-Track MPP student, Katharine will obtain a Masters in Public Policy a year after completing undergrad. Her goal is to tackle social justice issues through policy work and ultimately become a professor of Cognitive Anthropology to bridge the gap between research theory and application. She also plans to join the Peace Corps before diving into the world of academia.

Below are some of Katharine’s accomplishments and roles in her communities:

  • Research assistant for the Experimental Anthropology Lab run by Cognitive Science and Anthropology professor Dimitris Xygalatas
  • Resident assistant for the Humanities House learning community
  • Member of WISO (the West Indian Student Organization)
  • Member of the Hip Hop Initiative
  • Member of the International Affairs Association
  • Volunteers for UCAFE
  • Works in the Health Education Office and presents around campus on Bystander Intervention as a Pack Leader for Protect Our Pack!
  • Serves on the Board of Directors at home
  • Is a monthly donor for the Daniel Trust Foundation, a local nonprofit working to help students with their career and educational needs
  • Spent last summer as a research intern for the NSF REU Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition site at Yale University