Kamryn is a senior at UC Berkeley majoring in public health with a minor in data science. She is an undergraduate research apprentice with the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues and conducts qualitative research on how child welfare agencies have evolved over time in the United States and California. Active in student government, she worked towards advocating for better mental health policy and services on campus. Additionally, Kamryn is involved with UC Berkeley’s Partners in Health Engage, which meets with local Congressional Representatives to advocate for various legislative bills. She is currently a Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Advisor, advising students on study abroad opportunities and works on projects that improve student outreach and resource availability.
In the future, she plans to pursue a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management and hopes to work in the development of health policy to prevent disease, promote health, and advocate for people who need access to health care. She is excited to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between research and data to inform policy decisions as a Children Now Research Fellow!