Master of Social Work, Tulane University
Master of Arts Behavioral Science-Sociology, University of Houston-Clear Lake
Bachelor of Science Secondary Education-Biology, Louisiana State University
Karrie is a social worker and doctoral student in the City, Culture, and Community program at Tulane University. A Louisiana native and a graduate of LSU, Karrie began her professional career as a high school teacher where she taught Biology and Integrated Physics and Chemistry. Wishing to affect change in the larger educational system led Karrie to pursue a graduate degree in both Behavioral Science- Sociology and Social Work where she developed greater interest in the impact of social institutions and their function in promoting or prohibiting structural inequality. Volunteering for many years in faith-based food pantries, and participating in disaster relief efforts in these organizations as well, led Karrie to seek to understand faith-based organizational contributions to social welfare and to discover how to better measure the efficacy and improve the efficiency of these goodwill efforts.
The interdisciplinary nature of the CCC program provides Karrie with the opportunity to blend her academic and volunteer experience to better understand how the effectiveness of social programs can be measured so that equality and empowerment remain the goal.
Structural Inequality, Social Welfare and Policy, Faith-based Organizations, Charity, Program Evaluation