Kathryn Winsley

Kathryn Winsley

Hometown: Brandon, Mississippi

Education/Career Background: B.S. in Psychology with a double minor in Criminal Justice & Sociology from The University of Southern Mississippi. M.S. in General Psychology from The University of Memphis. Following my master's degree, I worked for two years for a non-profit organization that provides mental health and adoption services for youth. I also worked for two years at an eating disorders facility for women. In these two roles, I have worked in outcome evaluations, residential, & outpatient treatment.

Year Started the Program: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Lightsey

Research Interests: My research interests include adolescent and young adult populations as it pertains to Adverse Childhood Experiences, resilience, & trauma

Current Research Team Memberships: Constructivist Sexuality Lab (Bridges)

Graduate Assistantships: I am a research assistant/graduate assistant within the department.

Why you chose UofM: I chose U of M because I have enjoyed the beautiful blend of cultures that the campus and the community all seem to have. After spending some years in Memphis, the grit & grind spirit of the community has truly grown on me to where it feels like a second home. I was excited to choose this department after learning about its unique research interests and dedication to cultivating social justice advocates within the field.

Interests Outside of Academics: In my spare time, I am an avid sports fan. I enjoy trying different local restaurants and balancing it out by staying active in the gym. I spend a lot of my free time serving within the community through Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. I love experiencing and taking in different expressions of art and creativity. I like learning new things about the world and its diverse cultures. Last but certainly not least, I love spending quality time with my family and friends.