Kristen Walker

What Attracted Me to CURL:

I currently work and volunteer for LIFT Chicago, an employment and housing agency located in Uptown, and while working in a social service field I have seen the importance of research to support these services. I am very excited and passionate about working toward a goal that involves a commitment to equality and social justice. I believe CURL’s role, work, and research in the community is very important to creating positive change for everyone and I cannot wait to be a part of this.

What I Hope to Gain from CURL:

I have previously done research in the psychology field and I have worked with a handful of social service agencies. I really hope to apply my research skills from psychology and my knowledge of the community working on the ground level to doing research with CURL. I am excited to look at trends in data, cultural development, and program evaluations to really understand how we can implement programs and policies that benefit all. I cannot wait to gain this new perceptive when dealing with the Urban community.