Caitlin Byrne is a doctoral student and teaching assistant in the Educational Research program. Her research interests include social media, achievement, and student adjustment to college. Caitlin has presented her work at the Southeast Philosophy of Education Society Conference, the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, and UA’s ESPRMC Symposium. Caitlin has co-authored publications in Gifted Child Quarterly and the Journal for the Education of the Gifted. Caitlin’s work on the methodological implications of using YikYak as a data source has been accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of Qualitative Inquiry. Caitlin was recently offered a summer internship at the Center for Assessment in Dover, NH where she will work on a project regarding assessment quality and school district decision-making. Upon graduation, Caitlin plans to teach Educational Research.
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