Hometown: Flint, MI

Major: Honors Sociology major with a subplan in Law, Justice, and Social Change

Campus OrganizationsBoard member for LEAD Scholars.

Let's get to know Karina...

What classes have you most enjoyed? Why?

Law and Society (SOC 354) with Professor Levitsky, because the content of that class was highly interesting and also because it gave me a new appreciation for group projects. Also, Sociology of Criminology (SOC 368) with Professor McGann because the readings and class material heavily inspired my honors thesis.

What inspired you to major in Sociology?

Freshman year I took an introductory Sociology course on race and inequality and one of the first things we read was Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed which revolutionized my way of thinking. After that I was hooked.

What advice would you give to students considering majoring Sociology at UM?

Go to office hours, attend the events put on by the Sociology department, and build relationships with your professors.

Have you participated in an internship or research experience?

Research Experience: SURO Title IX Project, and worked with Alex Murphy on the Transportation Insecurity Study.

What do you hope to do after graduating from Michigan?

Pursue a PhD in Sociology

Where is the best place in Ann Arbor to get late-night study food?

BTB Burrito!