Kayla Sircy is a Law-Psychology and Social-Cognitive program graduate student who started at UNL in the Fall of 2021. She is a Ph.D. and Master of Legal Studies Student. She received her B.S. in Psychology and minor in Biology from California Lutheran University in 2021. Her primary research interests are Fourth Amendment protections and consent to search decisions, police treatment of those with mental illness, and legal issues involving juveniles.
She is currently a program evaluator graduate research assistant for the Children’s Justice Clinic and the Children’s Justice Attorney Education Program. She has also worked as a part of the program evaluation team for CASA, Matt Talbot Kitchen, Community Action, Voices of Hope, and Lancaster County’s Juvenile Diversion Program.
In her downtime, Kayla enjoys anything crafty like knitting, crocheting, embroidery, painting, and even refurbishing old home décor. She likes to de-stress with long walks and a good podcast, as well as playing with her dwarf bunny, Puddles.