Katherine Chi

Katherine Chi is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at the Mary Christie Institute. She graduated from Bowdoin College, majoring in English with a Creative Writing concentration, Sociology and Pre-Medicine studies.

Mental and Behavioral Health

If Everyday Conversations Were Music

Twenty-one-year-old Dennis Cogan’s Zoom background is an array of strikingly-colored band posters from his parents’ generation that cover his dorm room wall. “I wish everyday conversations were like music, where people would be honest about their emotions,” he remarked, pointing to a treasured blow up of Led Zeppelin. He smiled…

MCQ. Issue 23
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mental and Behavioral Health

Global Connections

Asian international students are questioning their choice to study in the U.S.  What can colleges do differently? In March 2020, thousands of international students scrambled to make a plan that would affect the next year of their lives, if not their foreseeable futures. The majority of them were from Asian…

MCQ. Issue 22
Sexual Assault and Title IX

Campus Concern: Sexual Assault Post-Pandemic

Returning to college this fall may require heightened efforts towards sexual assault prevention Across the nation, colleges and their students are preparing to return to campus for a fall semester like no other. This year, half of all students at many four-year universities will be experiencing college life for the…

MCQ. Issue 22
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Q&A: UMass Amherst’s First Trans Mental Health Clinicians Discuss Supporting Trans Students

Data show that trans students in college and university report higher rates of anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation than their cisgender peers.  And while the pandemic pushed distress numbers higher for all students, trans students’ mental health appeared to be particularly impacted.  As UMass Amherst’s first hired trans mental health…

MCQ. Issue 22