Fairness for all, regardless of their gender or circumstances in life, has long been important to CS9 alum Krystina Millar. Recently, Millar was named as one of just seven students from Coastal Carolina University (CCU) to receive a 2019 Dyer Fellowship. A Sociology and Social Justice major from Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Millar will use the fellowship to conduct a comprehensive analysis of federal and state prison policies related to transgender-specific healthcare issues. The fellowship will allow Millar to attend workshops, conduct research, and then travel to Washington, D.C. to explore opportunities for policy formation and implementation of the findings.
Issued through the Edgar Dyer Institute for Leadership and Public Policy, the fellowship, according to a press release on the award, “offers an experiential learning opportunity that puts academic theories and concepts into action by fostering civic-mindedness.” Dyer Fellowships come with a $2000 stipend and travel expenses related to the chosen area of research.
“I hope this research.” Millar says, “will improve public awareness of the transgender population and how policies affect vulnerable populations in the criminal justice system.”
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