Presentation Title

The Importance of "Bad Stats"

Presenter Information

Madelynne DrescherFollow

Major

Psychology

Anticipated Graduation Year

2021

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

After a year serving as a Center for Experiential Learning Social Justice Intern (SJI) in the Department of Government Relations of Catholic Charities, I outline the SJI program and the mission of the Department of Government Relations. I explore the progress I have made on the learning objectives that I set for myself within this program earlier in the year. Finally, I reflect, on personal projects that I completed within my role and on my time in an internship that often felt unnatural to what I knew advocacy to be. I particularly focused on the counter intuitive nature of "Bad Stats" and their importance in our department.

Community Partners

Government Relations, Catholic Charities

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Andrew Miller, Community Partnerships Coordinator, Loyola's Center for Experiential Learning

Supported By

Stephanie Johnson, Director of the Office of Government Relations, Catholic Charities; Anne Grelecki Anderson, Director of Government Grants and Advocacy, Catholic Charities

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The Importance of "Bad Stats"

After a year serving as a Center for Experiential Learning Social Justice Intern (SJI) in the Department of Government Relations of Catholic Charities, I outline the SJI program and the mission of the Department of Government Relations. I explore the progress I have made on the learning objectives that I set for myself within this program earlier in the year. Finally, I reflect, on personal projects that I completed within my role and on my time in an internship that often felt unnatural to what I knew advocacy to be. I particularly focused on the counter intuitive nature of "Bad Stats" and their importance in our department.