Meet from Campus Representative Katie Greatti from Marymount University. She is in the Forensic and Legal Psychology Program and doing a stellar job as Campus Rep!
What are your research and clinical interests?
My interests lie in advocacy for racial justice as well as in forensic social work
What interested you in becoming a CR?
I became interested in working as a CR, when I joined AP-LS last year. I wanted to be able to further my knowledge base and become a larger part of an organization whose goals were similar to mine.
How did you come up with the idea for your goal/initiative/event?
With elections and new court cases every day, the issue of race is not going away. I found that this would be a great topic to add diversity to the education that Marymount is already providing.
What advice do you have for future CRs?
I would tell future CRs to choose a topic that truly interests you and follow it. I have found that if I am working towards something I believe in, the more that my presentation will resonate with my audience.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself, grad school-related or not grad school-related!
I am a bit of a bleeding heart and I would own a farm if I could. I would use it to rescue animals that most people wouldn't want. I currently own a 14-year-old black lab who is blind. She is my constant side kick and keeps me sane!
For her initiative as Campus Rep, Katie hosted an event called “Getting Uncomfortable: Talking about Race and the Criminal Justice System.” She provided attendees with the opportunity to view the documentary Race to Execution and listen to a panel discussion afterward. This was an incredible idea, Katie!
Thank you for being an awesome Campus Rep!
About the Editor:
The American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41 of the American Psychology Association) Student Committee is composed of elected student leaders representing the interests of our student members.