Katlyn is currently in her senior year at Millersville University and plans to graduate in December 2019 with a major in Social Work and a minor in General English. Next semester, Katlyn will be completing an internship with a social work organization. Upon graduation, she plans to go into the social work field with a macro focus and an emphasis on the United States prison system. Katlyn has worked closely with Dr. Granruth of the Social Work department to complete her departmental honors thesis. This project has required extensive research and data analysis with the hope of uncovering how mental health services in prison effect state recidivism rates. Katlyn’s goal is to complete a Master’s degree in Social Work and eventually work in influencing legislation and policy regarding both the prison system and the health care system.