Meet our Students: Kylie Delamore

What are you studying at Jefferson?

I am earning my Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a combined focus in Global Studies and Law and Society.

Why did you choose Jefferson?

Jefferson really stood out to me because it offers an Interdisciplinary Studies major. I was initially applying to universities as a sociology major, but Jefferson’s unique Interdisciplinary Studies program appeals to my belief that a broader understanding of the disciplines is paramount to approaching the complex problems in today’s world. Plus, the East Falls campus is beautiful, walkable, and I feel very safe.

Where are you from originally?

Texas. However, I transferred to Jefferson from San Francisco, CA.

What is the best part of your studies?

I really enjoy being taught to view complex issues from varying disciplinary perspectives.  For instance, when researching a population’s mental health challenges, it is important to also understand the political, historical, cultural, religious, and sociological aspect that contributes that specific study.  The Interdisciplinary Studies program at Jefferson facilitates a deeper understanding of such topics.  Our world is very interconnected, and I believe my ability to “connect the dots” so to speak, will be invaluable. My professors have also been knowledgeable, engaged, and supportive from day one.

What’s something people would be surprised to find out about you?

That I once worked as a portrait photographer, and that I am a mother. I returned to college later in life, and it is one of the best decisions I’ve made.

Tell us about a project you’re working on or award/honor you’ve recently received:

I’m currently investigating the communication breakdown between EPA and government policy and localized community outreach and education regarding sustainable practices in response to climate change.