Sydney Kasprak

OUR Office Assistant

I chose to attend the University of Iowa for its undergraduate writing program, but my interest in criminal justice policy has shaped my studies. Currently, I'm double-majoring in English and Creative Writing alongside Ethics and Public Policy. Besides writing short stories for class, I've enjoyed criminal justice classes and keeping up to date with current criminology research.

I'm passionate about research because it shapes our policies and laws. Research helps us understand how the world operates and informs how we interact with others. I'm thrilled to work for the Office of Undergraduate Research and help others explore what makes them passionate. 

Previously, I conducted a semester-long project investigating the prevalence of prison gerrymandering. Now, I look forward to learning more about the criminal justice system through my classes and research. Some of my future goals include working for the publishing industry and using research to lobby for causes I care about.

Outside of the classroom, I enjoy writing plays, blasting early 2000s hits, and starting TV shows I'll never finish. I'm finishing my Cinema minor, so feel free to send movie recommendations my way!