Katrina "Kitty" Groeller

Katrina "Kitty" Groeller
  • Graduate Student
  • Department of Sociology
  • B.A Sociology, Michigan State University, 2017


Kitty graduated from Michigan State University in 2017 with a B.A in Sociology. Her passion for the discipline earned her the Outstanding Senior Award. After graduation, she completed two years of service as a college adviser with the MSU College Advising Corps. She earned the Exemplary Service Award for her dedication to her students at Orchard View High School in Muskegon, MI. Kitty returned to the MSU Department of Sociology in the fall of 2019 to pursue her doctorate. Her research interests lie in higher education: including college access, teaching and learning, and the well-being of graduate students. Kitty is also earning her Certificate in College Teaching.

She is currently working on both her upcoming M.A thesis on student learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and Invisible Obstacles, Hidden Curriculums (IO/HC). With Angélica Ruvalcaba M.A., Jenny Olivarez, and Jennifer Lai Ph.D., the IO/HC team investigates the institutional structures, processes, and practices that contribute to lengthened times to degree completion and higher rates of attrition experienced by students of color in sociology degree programs.

You can find Kitty on Twitter: @katrinagroeller and check out her website: katrinagroeller.com.

Curriculum Vitae

Katrina "Kitty" Groeller