Kasey Nye is working with Professor Laura Miller-Graff on her research in the fields of psychology and peace studies. Currently, Nye is assisting her with the Pregnant Moms Empowerment Program: a study that aims to evaluate the effectiveness of group therapy for pregnant women who have recently experienced conflict with a partner, including psychological, sexual, and physical forms of abuse. With Professor Miller-Graff and the BRAVE (Building Resilience After Violence Exposure) Lab, Nye is using software programs to analyze transcripts for specific trends and themes, expanding her understanding of the potential of coding to go beyond numerical data. Her responsibilities include data analysis, audio transcription, and coding.

Nye has also separately performed research with Professor Alan Huebner, the director of the ACMS department at Notre Dame. In collaboration with Notre Dame athletics as well as the ACMS department, Nye analyzed data for sports performance science studies and helped coaches across campus perform statistical analysis to improve the overall performance of ND athletics. Nye will also be performing research and creating actuarial models with Professor Shane Leib and the actuarial science department as they partner with Purdue University's actuarial dcience department and Pacific Life Insurance on a yearlong project. Nye is incredibly grateful to the Kellogg International Scholars Program for giving her the experience and skills needed to confidently pursue higher education and conduct more independent research in the years to come.

Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
Science, Technology and Values