Meet Krissy Bemister, a Research Project Manager part of GEEC’s Model Schools for Inner Cities Research Team. Krissy studied Psychology at Ryerson University and graduated in 2018. She chose to study psychology because of her fascination with human behaviour. Her undergraduate thesis, along with her more recent Research Assistant experiences in two projects based out of OISE investigating reading interventions and full day kindergarten, solidified her passion for research methods and applications.
Krissy has experience working with children ages 3 to 18 at Kumon Math and Reading Centre as well as through her research experiences. Krissy utilizes her research skills on the GEEC team and expands her knowledge about both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
In the GEEC Team, Krissy is currently working on analyzing data from the MSIC: Reducing inequities in children’s educational success and family well-being in marginalized communities through innovation in public education project. What she finds most compelling about this study is hearing about people’s lived experiences, especially their experiences with public education.
Krissy is enthused by the potential to contribute to real change at the ground level for children in marginalized communities.