Doctoral Student, Applied Psychology
Undergraduate Institution and Degree:
Penn State University, the Erie campus- B.S. in Psychology, Minor in Sociology, and graduated from the Schreyer’s Honors College
Current Program/Degree Pursued:
Applied Psychology Program/Ph.D
Year of Matriculation:
- Outstanding Scholarly Achievement in Psychology Award (2016-2017) (Penn State Erie)
- Psi Chi Treasurer, Penn State Erie chapter (2015-2016)
- As an undergraduate, I was on the Dean’s List for all 8 of my semesters there.
- Honor Society (2011)
Currently interested in studying the components and applications of persuasion, especially as it relates to psychology and law.
- Penn State Schreyer’s Honors College Thesis: Vicarious Embarrassment and Reluctant Student Participation in Classroom (2017)
- “The Impact of Therapy Dogs on Autistic Children in a Structured Educational Setting: Dissemination and Replication” and other related presentations (poster and oral) from 2013-2017
- Poster: Public Perception of Effect Size (Spring 2016)
Currently a Psych 102 TA (2017-2018)
Future Career Plans:
Currently interested in applying persuasive and researched methods to a consulting job, either through a company or independently.
What Attracted Me to SIU:
The ARC program was a big draw-in, as was a good connection with Dr. Peter-Hagene and her research, and an opportunity to take a variety of courses in my study.
Anything else you would like to add:
I got to present research at the 31st International Congress of Psychology in Yokohama, Japan in July 2016 on the effectiveness of a dog therapy program.