Katrina Garry is part of the class of 2018, majoring in Global Affairs on the International Development track. Her research interests include Quaker education and consent education. In her spare time, she is a varsity member of the Yale Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams, and a Communication and Consent Educator employed by Yale’s Office of The Dean, working to foster a more positive social and sexual climate.
In Foundations in Education Studies, Katrina focused on segregation on Long Island, where she hails from. In her research paper, she focused on the entrenched homogenous neighborhoods and white flight that has caused such disparate school populations. In addition, in Emotional Intelligence class with Dr. Marc Brackett, she focused on Quaker pedagogy emphasis and inclusion of reflection and silence as a means of Social, Emotional, Learning. This stemmed from her 15 years at Friends Academy, a private Quaker school on Long Island, and her experience as a birthright Quaker in the community. For her senior Capstone research project she aims to work with the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence to develop consent education curriculum for middle and high schools.
Garry has been largely involved with Teaching Peace Initiative on campus. TPI is a non-profit 501c3 organization started by former Education Scholar Fish Stark ‘17. The organization has implemented and facilitated peer-to-peer peace education in over 25 schools nationwide. Garry worked as a Head Peace Coach for 2 years, working with peace coaches to teach and guide students to teach the curriculum created by TPI. The program saw a lot of success and connected Garry to her religious Quaker roots and Quaker schooling experience.
Garry also practices as an educator with her peers at Yale as a Communication and Consent Educator and as a senior leader and Project Coordinator with the program. She teaches workshops weekly to other students about the importance of communication, bystander intervention skills and general community value building.