Third Year Undergraduate, Education Minor
Katelyn Lee is a third year undergraduate at UCLA majoring in Sociology with minors in Education Studies and Civic Engagement. She is pursuing both College and Departmental Honors. Katelyn is a member of the newly formed Education Studies Minor Student Advisory Committee. She also works as an assistant to Margaret Heritage, the assistant director of the Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. During the 2010-2011 academic year, Katelyn worked to improve the literacy skills of underprivileged preschool children as a Jumpstart (AmeriCorps) corps member. She also interned with the National Education Association and conducted an independent research project on access to high quality early childhood education programs through the Center for American Politics and Public Policy (CAPPP) in the fall of 2011. In April 2012, Katelyn was one of twenty undergraduates from the across the country to be invited to attend AERA’s Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop at the association’s annual meeting in Vancouver. She was recently selected to represent UCLA as its 2012-2013 nominee for the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress Presidential Fellows Program. Katelyn regards her experiences in the Education Studies minor as the foundation for her passion in the field of education. She plans to enter a Master’s/PhD program in education after she graduates next year. Katelyn eventually hopes to pursue a career in education research or policy.