Senior Research Assistant
Katheryn graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2015 with an Honours degree in Psychology and was the recipient of the 2014 Canadian Psychological Association of Academic Excellence for her thesis work.
Katheryn is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in the Human Development, Learning, and Culture program at the University of British Columbia. In the 2016/2017 academic year, Katheryn was the recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canadian Graduate Scholarship - Masters (SSHRC CGS-M). Her Master’s thesis explores how teachers can be better support systems for students who are experiencing teen dating violence.
Katheryn’s research interests include examining how sexual minority individuals experience discrimination, the sexual health of sexual minority women, and victim blaming in cases of sexual assault.
In her spare time, Katheryn is working on a passion project about developing a study on the relation between the density of lesbians within a city centre and the rates of cat adoptions from local animal shelters.