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Caitlyn Gomez

Major: Psychology and Spanish
Topic: How certain physical environments affect a woman’s self-concept, the likelihood of behaving in an eco-friendly way and feelings of connectedness to nature
Faculty Mentor:

Dr. Britain Scott

  • Investigated how certain physical environments affect a woman’s self-concept, the likelihood of behaving in an eco-friendly way and feelings of connectedness to nature.
  • Surveyed women who were immersed in both a natural and built environment to ascertain the effect our environments have on our relationship with nature.
  • Her fall semester was spent studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain and will be in Buenos Aires, Argentina spring semester to study “Human Rights in Latin America.”
  • Says that her most memorable moment as St. Thomas was “the first day I walked through the psychology department and felt at home. You don’t realize how much you love UST until you study somewhere else!”

What's next for Caitlyn?

Caitlyn plans to go to graduate school for clinical psychology and become a clinical psychologist for the immigrant population. She wants to counsel in Spanish and specialize in psychological issues related to human rights violations in Latin America or at the United States/Mexico border.