Kayla Louteiro C’23 is entering John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology program
May 2023 – The members of the Drew University College of Liberal Arts Class of 2023 are set to graduate and start their careers and continue their education in an array of disciplines, fields, and subjects.
We’ve talked with many C’23 students to see where they’re headed.
Kayla Louteiro C’23 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology program
Majors: Psychology, Sociology
Minor: Law, Justice, and Society
What will you miss about Drew?
I will miss Drew’s tight-knit community that includes not only students but the professors and campus employees as well. Having 10-15 students in a classroom allowed me to form relationships with so many individuals from all over the world. I’ve met lifelong worthy friends here, and I’m so grateful to have come here. Drew and its community and environment has made me into a better person overall—I love who I became here, and I cannot wait to see how much more I grow.
How did Drew help your graduate application stand out?
I believe Drew helped my graduate application stand out from others because I was able to participate in undergraduate research through the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI), where I researched a subject I only became interested in at Drew. It was a great experience, and truly enhanced my educational skills. Additionally, I was able to form professional relationships with many professors who graciously wrote my letter of recommendations for graduate school. They have always motivated me to do my best and have said the most positive things in regards to my coursework. I know for sure they could have only done the same for my applications. A huge thank you to Professor Jonathan Reader [Baker Professor of Sociology], Professor Alex de Voogt [associate professor of business], and Professor Mehmet Balkanlioglu [adjunct professor of sociology]!