Kylie Pethoud, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Kylie Pethoud, a junior at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has already chosen a life of public service as a Social Work major. Kylie already works part time in her chosen field at the New Beginnings Domestic Crisis Center in Alva. She plans to pursue a Masters in Social Work and would like to find a career in public policy. Kylie has been selected as the Department of Social Sciences legislative intern for 2014. She will spend two weeks at the Oklahoma State Capitol working with Senator Bryce Marlatt during the final two weeks of the legislative session. Kylie understands the importance of combining a “grassroots” understanding of social issues with formal policy development in order to effect social change. She maintains a good GPA and is a member of the National Association of Student Social Workers and the Social Workers of Tomorrow local chapter.