Kaitlin Busse '18 has received a Fulbright award to conduct research and study in Denmark at the Copenhagen Business School. She is the twelfth Fulbright student recipient at Roanoke College. The New Jersey native is a senior with a psychology major, sociology minor and a concentration in human resource management.
Busse is a member of the College's Honors Program and is a Maroon Ambassador for the Admissions office. She is the current president of the psychology honor society (Psi Chi) and is the former vice president of the Roanoke College chapter of the Chi Omega Fraternity. She is also a member of six academic honor societies. She also conducts research in psychology and human resource management.
"Kaitlin is academically intelligent, ambitious, and professional," Dr. Johanna Sweet, assistant professor of business administration, said. "It is clear that she has found her interest in culture and employee engagement. Kaitlin is the picture of resilience and living with purpose."
"With an interest in organizational psychology, I will take master's level courses concerning Danish culture in organizations, employee identities and diversity, and organizational change and leadership," Busse said. "I will be assisting Dr. Sara Louise Muhr with a project on improving organizational cultures for women in academia within the European Union."
“Kaitlin is academically intelligent, ambitious, and professional. It is clear that she has found her interest in culture and employee engagement. Kaitlin is the picture of resilience and living with purpose.”
Dr. Johanna Sweet, assistant professor of business administration
"Kaitlin is driven by an intrinsic motivation to succeed and to make the most of the educational opportunities available," Dr. Darcey Powell, assistant professor of psychology, said. "She has worked to diversify her research experiences, which has led to her presenting projects at several disciplinary conferences. She also studied abroad at an institution well known for their Industrial-Organizational Psychology faculty and courses, and she acquired competitive summer internships to further expand her social capital and see the concepts she's learned in action."
After her Fulbright year in Denmark, Busse plans to earn a masters or doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology in hopes to work as an organizational consultant. This role would allow her to improve work environments, bettering employee engagement, satisfaction and productivity.