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M.A., Sociology, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, 2019
B.A., Sociology, Rice University, 2015
Osaki earned his Bachelor of the Arts degree from William Marsh Rice University, graduating with a degree in sociology in 2015. He then spent nearly two years as a mental health case manager in his home town, learning the ins and outs of the mental health care system. He eventually his experiences as a foundation for his studies at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, culminating in a graduate thesis focused on compassion fatigue among mental health care workers. Osaki graduated in 2019 with a Master of the Arts degree in sociology.
As a first year graduate student, Osaki hopes to continue doing research in the area of compassion fatigue in mental health care. He is also interested in the intersections of race, gender, class, and immigration status with health care, hoping to expand his compassion fatigue research into those areas as well.
Osaki was drawn to Baylor by the promise of a robust sociology program with a dedicated health and society concentration. Additionally, Baylor sociology boasts a supportive environment, linking students, faculty, and the University in ways that are mutually beneficial. Baylor sociology also encourages community engagement, not forgetting the people behind the numbers. For all these, reason Osaki is excited to continue his studies at Baylor University.
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