Katrina Groeller


Kitty is a fourth-year doctoral student whose research focuses on college access, higher education, and teaching and learning. A passionate Spartan sociologist, she has earned both her B.A (2017) and M.A (2022) in Sociology from Michigan State University. In addition to her doctorate, Kitty is completing the Certificate in College Teaching.

In between her undergraduate and graduate education, Kitty completed two years of AmeriCorps service as a college adviser with the MSU College Advising Corps. She earned the Exemplary Service Award for her college access work at Orchard View High School in Muskegon, MI.

As a Residential College of Arts and Humanities Graduate Fellow, Kitty is working on a project with Kyle Chong and Dr. Sitara Thobani. This team tracks the evolution of student understandings of culture and investigates non-neutrality in written coursework as incorporated in arts and humanities education.

You can find Kitty on Twitter: @katrinagroeller and check out her website: katrinagroeller.com.

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