In the story, "App State alumna Carter Blue ’20 — a champion for survivors of violence" published September 13, 2021 in AppalachianToday, Jan Todd writes how this Department of Sociology Honors student's thesis project led to her to employment with OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter) — a nonprofit organization serving Watauga and Avery counties. Blue's Honors thesis project on intimate partner violence directly relates to her current position as a client services advocate for domestic violence survivors. For her Honors thesis, Blue worked with Dr. Ellen Lamont, associate professor in App State’s Department of Sociology, as her director.
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Top photo: As a client services advocate at OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter) in Boone, Appalachian State University alumna Carter Blue ’20 said she enjoys the variety in her job, which includes engaging in crisis support services with clients, serving at the OASIS housing shelter, acting as a medical advocate for sexual assault victims and connecting people to other agencies and resources. Photo submitted