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STEM Ambassadors

The STEM Ambassador Program began in 2016 as a training program for a small cohort of University of Utah scientists. Since then, we have grown to work with over 170 graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and undergraduate students. Scroll down to learn about the scientists who have participated. Contact us if you would like to reach out to a STEM Ambassador.

Note that many Ambassador bios were uploaded when the Ambassador joined the program and may not be current.

Kathryn Petrozzo

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Kathryn Petrozzo is a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at the University of Utah under the direction of Dr. Natalia Washington. Her research lies at the intersection of the philosophy of psychiatry, neuroscience, law, and clinical ethics. She is primarily interested in how the act of diagnosing psychiatric disorders creates particularly negative characterizations of individuals with mental illnesses, which has detrimental effects both within and outside of the clinician’s office. Kathryn is a strong proponent of interdisciplinary work and public engagement with the sciences and is looking forward to strengthening her scientific communication skills. When not working on her research, she enjoys spending as much time in nature, be it hiking up mountains, skiing down them, or biking through them.