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Kaitlyn Fales

Graduate Student
Kaitlyn Fales


Kaitlyn Fales is a first year doctoral student in the Department of Statistics at Penn State. Her research interests include social science applications and data privacy.


  • Honors Bachelor of Science, Bryant University


  • Kaitlyn Fales, Alicia T. Lamere, Richard Holtzman. "Instrumental vs. Expressive: A Study of Voter Behavior Models Through the Lens of Identity in the 2016 Presidential Election." Submitted for Publication.
  • Kaitlyn Fales and Son Nguyen. "Examining the Twitter Conversation Between CNN, Fox News, Reuters, Sean Hannity, and Keith Olbermann During the Height of the 2020 Election." Available via Github.

Awards and Recognition

Penn State University

  • 2021-2022 Herbert J. Bailey Graduate Fellowship Recipient

Bryant University

  • 2021 Pi Sigma Alpha Best Honors Thesis Award Runner-Up
  • 2021 SAS Institute Commencement Award
  • 2021 Provost Honors Scholar Award
  • 2021 Student of the Year at a Four-Year Institution

Honor Society Memberships

  • Mu Sigma Rho
  • Kappa Mu Epsilon
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Omicron Delta Kappa