Caitlin O’Brien

OBrien CaitlinCaitlin is from Glenville, New York. She graduated from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY in May of 2017, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Biology. During her time there she held internships with Family Planning and the Violence Intervention Program, working to educate the community about services that were available to them. In the spring of 2017, she presented her research on white and blue color stereotypes and the Pollyanna Effect at the Eastern Psychological Association conference in Boston.

Why she chose Rutgers:
I chose Rutgers because of the innumerable opportunities for research, clinical, and industry experience that New Jersey offers. I am excited to be joining the inaugural class because it gives us, as students, the ability to help mold the program. I am thrilled to be working with such an experienced and well-rounded faculty and I know that when I graduate I will be prepared to leave my mark on the genetic counseling profession.