Christine Caruso is a second year GK-12 graduate teaching fellow and a doctoral candidate in the Environmental Psychology program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her dissertation research is on food access and practices in a low-income community, with an examination of intra-personal and socio-structural factors. Christine completed a BA in psychology at Fordham University, and became interested in the intersections of health, race and class in the urban environment while completing a Master of Public Health at Boston University. She expects to complete her Ph.D. in the spring of 2013.
Christine will be working at the High School for Environmental Studies in a Global Environments class, with teacher Marissa Bellino. Students will integrate social science research methods and environmental psychology concepts to explore issues related to food and the environment. She hopes that students will integrate these research methods and concepts to undertake their own critical examinations of their everyday environments from school-, to neighborhood-, to city-scales.