Katherine is a 6th year student in the Law-Psychology Program and Social Cognitive Program at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She is pursuing her Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Social and Cognitive Psychology (expected in 2020). She received her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from UNL in May of 2018 and her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Endicott College in 2012.
Katherine working on her dissertation examining police officer's perceptions of procedural justice in police-civilian encounters. She is interested in how authorities perceive decision-making procedures and whether those perceptions are consistent with their intentions and subordinate perceptions. She is conducting two in-court evaluations examining the impact of therapeutic court processes on the the life of the case and the participants. Overall, Katherine is interested in how due process is provided and experienced by both legal decision makers and the recipients of those decisions.
Katherine is a Project Evaluator for the Nebraska Resource Project for Vulnerable Young Children and the Children's Justice Clinic at the UNL Center for Children, Families, and the Law. Katherine is the 2018-2019 Chair for the American Psychology and Law Society Student Committee.
In her free time, Katherine enjoys running and spending time on road trips with her partner and two dogs.