•Emerging Adulthood
    •Social Entrepreneurship
    •Children of LGBTQ       Parent(s)
    •Media & Gender


Dr. Kristin Joos is on Faculty in the Department of Sociology. In 2005 she brought Social Entrepreneurship to UF and created the Innovative Social Impact Initiative in the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, where she also serves as Director for the Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability: High School Summer Program at UF. Kristin is a UF graduate, earning her bachelors degree in Psychology with minors in Sociology, Religion, and Women's & Gender Studies. In 2003 she graduated with a Ph.D. in Sociology & a graduate certificate from the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research. Her research interests center around youth, social entrepreneurship, civic engagement, community service and creating positive social change.She is particularly interested in the future goals of young people, their notions of a "sense of purpose," and how they define "success." She also studies contemporary families, focusing on the experiences of Children of LGBTQ Parent(s). Kristin is passionate about teaching students to use the skills & strategies of business to create innovative and sustainable solutions to social, environmental, and/or economic problems locally and around the world. From Dec 2003- August 2006 she served as the Coordinator of Admissions & Student Activities for the Honors Program at UF; she is now a Lecturer, teaching courses in Sociology and Social Entrepreneurship. For more information, see: http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/krisj/

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