Katherynn Sandoval

Barnard Student

Katherynn strives to examine the changing needs of student populations across American universities and colleges. This summer, Katherynn’s research will examine how transnational backgrounds and/or roots from another country affect students in the following ways: 1) academic achievement 2) personal agency 3) mental health and 4) sense of belonging. Given the current anti-immigration climate in the United States, Katherynn is motivated by this pertinent question: How can we create a more inclusive and accessible setting at colleges and universities for all to be able to achieve and attain their higher education degree?