Caitlyn Bishop has boundless energy and commitment to learning — so much so that she majored in both social science (with sociology as her primary area of concentration) and psychology, plus she minored in Asian studies. Her enthusiasm for Asian culture is illustrated by the facts that she learned both Chinese and Korean, and she studied abroad in South Korea in spring 2018. Also, she has a strong affinity for Korean food, including various types of pickled vegetables (e.g., kimchi), which she insists on keeping in her family’s refrigerator.
Caitlyn successfully juggled two senior research projects, for which she conducted a survey for her psychology major and qualitative interviews for her social science major. Her social science senior research project, “The Dating Experiences of Asian American Women,” has practical implications for an understudied and growing population, both in Florida and across the United States. A poster based on that work was accepted for presentation at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society (now canceled).
Caitlyn was a SURE grant recipient, on the Dean's List or the Honor Roll for her entire time at Stetson, and graduated magna cum laude in fall 2019. Currently, she is working as a behavioral therapist, and during summer 2020 she will begin the master’s degree program at Stetson in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Education.