Kittiya Reeves: Outstanding Student in Human Development

Kittiya Reeves Outstanding Student in Human DevelopmentKittiya Reeves of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand, is the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Student in Human Development award from the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development Master of Science program in Human Development.

Kittiya is a full-time mother who works part-time jobs in education with international students while moving around with her family. She was formerly an English teacher in Thailand, and a substitute teacher and a library teacher in Guangzhou, China. She is a member of Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society and is currently working with international students at a high school in Bangor, Maine. Kittiya is passionate about understanding parent-child relationships. She has been working in the Parenting Relationships Research Lab at UMaine since its opening two years ago. She is finishing her research study, “Parent-Adolescent Relationships of International Boarding High-School Students.” Kittiya hopes to use her degree to continue working with international students and expand her research.

This wonderful experience at UMaine has been life-changing for Kittiya, as she is a mother herself, and she has been applying her knowledge gained in her own family relationships.