Student Spotlight: Mallory Wietrzykowski

Mallory Wietrzykowski is a master’s student in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Sociology with a specialty in bioethics.

Her work this year has spanned the areas of COVID-19 policy, health education, pig-to-human organ transplants, and the inclusion of trans-gendered athletes in high school sports. Here at Kent State University, Mallory is the inaugural graduate student representative on the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Some of Mallory’s accomplishment include writing a paper on bioethics and vaccine hesitancy which she will be presenting at the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. Additionally, Mallory has served as an invited round-table speaker on a panel about health disinformation. Mallory in her work demonstrates the way in which a rigorous philosophy education can have a real world-impact. Her work has been described as “clear, impressive, persuasive and enormously timely."

After completing the masters program at KSU, Mallory hopes to become a professional bioethicist, in academia or a healthcare setting.


POSTED: Monday, May 2, 2022 - 12:27pm
UPDATED: Monday, May 2, 2022 - 12:27pm