2022 recipient of the Audrey J. Harris Summer Internship Award
Interned with the UW-Madison Lab For Family Wellbeing and Justice
As a recipient of the Summer 2022 Audrey J. Harris Summer Internship Award, I am incredibly appreciative to have been chosen in support of the completion of my intensive criminal justice internship. My field placement as a Research Assistant at the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work Lab for Family Wellbeing and Justice has been an incredibly insightful experience. Being offered the opportunity, I have met my goal of exploring a field of research that brings me purpose. Currently, I am working with a team of researchers on a project called “Making Reading Memories,” where we support incarcerated parents’ engagement with their children through video-recorded readings of books. The goal is to increase literacy opportunities for children and maintain parent-child relationships during incarceration. After I graduate in the spring of 2023 in Psychology, Sociology, and Social Welfare with certificates in Criminal Justice and Disability Rights & Services, I would like to work in a field where I am positively contributing to the lives of underserved populations, just as I am now. In the future, I would love to teach others what I have learned from the lab about the importance and methods of improving the criminal justice system. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to pursue my passions at the Lab for Family Wellbeing and Justice!