Korinn Carter graduated from George Mason University with a BA in psychology in spring of 2013. While at Mason, she kept her studies extremely focused, completing her degree in three years. Moreover, she sought out work experience that complemented her field, serving as a Mason Sexual Assault Services Peer Advocate, a Howard University Cancer Center research assistant, and a tutor/teacher’s assistant in the Richmond, Virginia, public schools.
While still a student, Korinn also founded Chase Dreams, Not Boys (CDNB), a student organization committed to empowering young women. It provides a support network of positive influences in a loving environment to encourage young women to reach for their dreams. CDNB emphasizes the importance of higher education and employment strategies, along with women’s health, relationship issues, and positive self-esteem.
At the time of Korinn’s graduation, the George Mason chapter of CDNB was going strong, and another chapter, at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, was coming online for fall 2013. Korinn hopes to see chapters in every university in the United States (and eventually, internationally).
In the fall of 2013, Korinn will begin working towards her master of science degree in couple and family therapy at the University of Maryland, College Park.