Ms. Geller was pleased to welcome Katie Limoncelli '10 on March 5, 2020 to speak to her Constitutional Law classes and Psychology class. Katie has earned a B.A. in Psychology from Wellesley College and an M.A. in Criminal Justice from Boston University. She is now working on her Ph.D. at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Drawing on that training and her experience in both psychology and criminal justice, Katie talked to students about forensics populations, especially those chronically underserved.
She gave students a sense of the work involved as a researcher in prisons, the difference between punishment and rehabilitation models of imprisonment, and the classic theories of crime which overlap with psychology.
Students were interested in the issues surrounding juvenile justice and the treatment of mental illness. They were intrigued to hear that TV shows portray the criminal justice system very inaccurately.
Katie also mentioned her work with the Vera Institute of Justice which is making an effort to make prisons more humane for young adult offenders.
We appreciate that our alumnae return to Ursuline to share their wisdom and experience with current students. Thank you, Katie!