Kristen Surla

What Attracted Me to CURL:

Throughout my time at Loyola, I’ve grown to have a strong passion for work surrounding social justice. I believe that education and advocacy are two of the most important ways to create social change, and I thought that CURL would be a wonderful program that allows me to put my academic and personal interests into action.

What I Hope to Gain from CURL:

I hope to gain a more tangible and effective way in promoting awareness of social issues through research. Additionally, I was particularly attracted to the idea of the collaborative research approach emphasized by CURL. The privilege of being able to work with other faculty, staff, and students will hopefully help me improve my skills as a researcher and continue to fuel my interests as a social justice advocate.