By Gretchen Fauske, CED Associate Director
Meet Katrina Chertkow and Ciara Zervantian, CED's newest research assistants!
Katrina's previous research includes a funded project through the honors college at UAA which looked at media coverage of NFL arrests from 2000-2015, and is currently working on a project in association with the Anchorage Community Land Trust which looks into how the media portrays the neighborhood of Mountain View. She has presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium for UAA and hopes that her work will continue to shed light on issues surrounding race, socioeconomic class and inequality. Katrina will complete her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Alaska Anchorage in May 2018.
Ciara's previous research includes a project for the Undergraduate Research Symposium at UAA titled Stepping off the Consumption Treadmill: Hunting for Tiny Houses with HGTV. She believes it is vitally important to help protect the environment and hopes to expand the scope of her project so she can inform individuals about tiny houses and the voluntary simplicity movement. Ciara will complete her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Alaska Anchorage in December 2017.
Not only do they add depth to our research section, they're nimble thinkers, hard workers, and high energy. Look for their posts as they share their experiences working on projects and attending events as part of CED.
Katrina and Ciara, we're thrilled that you've joined the team!