Mahoney plans to specialize in working with LGBTQ+ adolescents and persons with gender dysphoria following their Elon graduation and completion of doctoral degree.
Maddie Mahoney ’22, a psychology major with a double minor in women’s, gender and sexualities studies (WGSS) and criminal justice studies, was awarded the Outstanding Student in Criminal Justice Studies Award.
The Criminal Justice Studies Award recognizes a senior student minoring in criminal justice studies who has shown outstanding academic achievement within the minor and/or service to the field of criminal justice studies through internships, independent study, research or participation in criminal justice studies organizations.
Mahoney has a record of exceptional academic achievement inside and outside of the CJS program. Their criminal justice studies professors were unanimous that Mahoney is a model for other CJS students in both their contributions to heated discussions of criminal justice issues and their writing about crime data and policy issues.
Mahoney will begin working on their doctoral degree in psychology at Stevenson University in the fall, with the goal of becoming a clinical and forensic psychologist. They plan to specialize in working with LGBTQ+ adolescents and persons with gender dysphoria.