“Study abroad in Italy was an amazing experience that pushed me to be more independent than I had ever been before.”
Psychology major/art minor Kristen Boyle ’16 may have been born with a rare genetic condition that renders her legally blind, but she didn’t let that stop her from achieving a 3.9 GPA; conducting social psychology research; exploring all of the art in Florence, Italy during a semester abroad; paragliding in the Swiss Alps; or winning equestrian competitions.
“Kristen is a very special person,” says Phyllis Anastasio, Ph.D., professor of psychology and Kristen’s research mentor. “Her intellect, ambition and work ethic will make her successful in anything she does.” Kristen will pursue a master’s degree in psychology at SJU upon graduation. Read more about Kristen here.