Catherine Lee, M.A., was the Graduate Fellow for the Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University Chicago from 2010 until 2013. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Cornell University in 2008. Subsequently, she worked as a research assistant in the Department of Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic, where she assisted with projects focusing on children and adolescents suffering from psychosis. Currently, Catherine is a first-year doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology program here at Loyola.
Catherine has traveled to Beijing, China, on separate occasions, to study Mandarin Chinese and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her time abroad piqued her interest in healthcare access for children, both domestically and internationally. Catherine’s commitment to the issues of human rights stems from her desire to improve the quality of life of children and adolescents through research, clinical practice and implementation of social policy. She believes that a human rights perspective is crucial in better understanding psychology’s real-world implications and social applications.
While at the Center, Catherine worked on the Legal Needs Assessment for Trafficked Children in the U.S. (August 2013) and played an integral role in collecting and analyzing the research, as well as getting the assessment published.