Featured Student: Katie Sorebo

1. When will you graduate?
I plan to graduate in Spring 2020.

2. What are your career plans?
I hope to continue my education in Graduate School to eventually become a professor and researcher.

3. Why did you major in psychology?
The driving force behind my Psychology major is due to my curiosity on why people act, think, and react the way they do.

4. What do you do for fun?
I have a love for reading, writing, rowing, coaching, and rock climbing.

5. What’s your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology?
I have a moderate addiction to the show Criminal Minds, a love for the sports movie Miracle based on a historic hockey game in 1980, and every year I read the book George Washington’s Secrete Six around Thanksgiving.

6. What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating?
I hope to make a positive impact on this campus as well as gain experience within the different subsections of psychology and what this field has to offer.

7. What else do you want people to know about you?
I am a very friendly and adventurous person who loves hugs, essentially I am a care-bear.

Featured Student: Kaylor DeLaet

1. When will you graduate?
December 2018 (whoop whoop)

2. What are your career plans?
Once I graduate from UWGB, I am planning to further my education and attend graduate school for school psychology. My ultimate goal is to become a School Psychologist for children.

3. Why did you major in psychology?
I majored in psychology because I always knew I wanted to work with children, but I knew teaching wasn’t for me. I have always enjoyed taking psychology classes in high school and I wanted to combine my love for children and psychology, which I then came to find out I made the right choice because I love it!

4. What do you do for fun?
I am a member of Zeta Omega Tau on campus so I love spending time with all my sisters. I also love spending time with my family and going home on some weekends. I enjoy being outside whether that be rollerblading, biking, or even just taking a walk, I love the outdoors. Aside from that, I love spending my time volunteering and being surrounded with good company.

5. What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of?
One of my academic experiences I am most proud of is getting accepted into Psi Chi, the Psychology Honors Society. Too add to that, I am definitely most proud of being voted secretary for Psi Chi for the Fall 2018 semester, I am beyond blessed and honored!

6. What’s your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology?
Well, aside from school work, I do not have much free time, but the only show I watch is Grey’s Anatomy, and I feel like there are some episodes dealing with psychology (I love Grey’s Anatomy).

7. What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating?
I really hope I can make more connections with Psychology professors before I graduate. I feel like they have so much knowledge to give and my first few years here at UWGB, I was always intimidated to go and meet with them, so I really hope I can be able to get to know them more and expand my knowledge.

8. What else do you want people to know about you?
No matter what, I always try to see the best in things. College is a stressful rollercoaster for most students and if I stay positive, I feel like it helps. I just always try to stay happy!!

Featured Student: Stephanie Nielson

1. When will you graduate?
I will be graduating in May 2019

2. What are your career plans?
I am hoping to attend UW Whitewater to get my Education Specialist degree in School Psychology for my future career as a school psychologist.

3. Why did you major in psychology?
I decided to major in psychology because it truly is what I love. I took AP Psychology my sophomore year of high school, and after that class I never doubted for a second what I wanted to do in my future. I love helping people and I want to be able to be the advocate for kids in school struggling to focus or struggling at home and to be able to make a difference in their lives.

4. What do you do for fun?
For fun I love to read, dance, and play piano. Music is my favorite way to unwind after a long day and you can always find me jamming out in my car as I’m driving down the street.

5. What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of?
I am most proud of my being able to graduate early. I’ve been able to get all of my classes in while keeping good grades and putting me on track to graduate next year instead of in 2020 like I am technically supposed to.

6. What’s your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology?
One of my favorite, and a very underrated show, related to psych is Lie To Me. It brings in my love of crime shows and psychology all in one. Be sure to check it out! A Beautiful Mind is one of my most favorite movies of all time, and it’s conveniently psych related too!

7. What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating?
Before I graduate, I really hope to have an opportunity to study abroad and to learn more about myself so I can truly grow into the best person I can be.

8. What else do you want people to know about you?
Something kind of cool about me is that I have been in 9 musicals throughout my high school career. I was a part of all 4 of my high school productions and I was a part of 5 more through a local summer theater. This upcoming summer I’ll be moving up to be a co-director for the summer program and I’m super excited!

Featured Alumni: Robyn Furger

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1. When did you graduate?
May 2008

2. What do you do now?
I am a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator in the Brain Injury Research Program at The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee, WI. My job duties entail coordinating research protocols, recruiting and consenting study subjects, assuring compliance with the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and collecting, analyzing and publishing research data. My research focuses on traumatic brain injuries in civilian and sport populations.

3. Why did you major in psychology?
I took a psychology class in high school and “fell in love”. I ended up doing a self-guided AP Psychology class while in high school. I originally wanted to be a high school teacher and teach AP Psychology but I did not enjoy the Education program. So, I switched to Psychology and Human Development. I went on to get my Master’s in Clinical Psychology thinking that I would be working with children with autism, but I met my now boss in graduate school and decided to switch to research once I learned what she did for a living (which is now what I do).

4. What do you do for fun?
Read. I am in a book club. I have a 20 month old daughter that I enjoy spending time with and taking to music class. Going out dancing with my friends. Going to the gym.

5. What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of?
In 2015 I published my first research paper as first-author: “Frequency of factors that complicate the identification of mild traumatic brain injury in level I trauma center patients” in a journal called “Concussion”. I put a lot of work into collecting the data and writing the paper so I was very happy to be made first-author.

6. What’s your favorite movie, book, and TV show, related to psychology?
Too many to choose just one! “When Rabbit Howls” by Truddi Chase. “Awakenings” by Oliver Sacks (or anything by Oliver Sacks!). “An Unquiet Mind” by Kay Redfield Jamison. The movie “Split” (2016) is one of my new favorites.

7. What’s an important goal or accomplishment you are currently working on?
Right now, my current goals are to increase subject enrollment in my studies. I am also the President of the WI Chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). My goals within that organization are to increase chapter membership and provide quarterly educational events for our members.

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Featured Student: Rachael Smith

1. When will you graduate?
I will be graduating in Spring of 2019 with a Degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development.

2. What are your career plans?
I plan on applying for my PhD in clinical psychology. One day I would love to work in a research lab studying the brain and mental disorders. I especially love working with those who have autism and would love to study ASD more in the future. Also, I enjoy teaching and would like to work as a professor teaching psychology and human development topics.

3. Why did you major in psychology?
I have always found the study of behavior, the brain, and other psych related topics to be fascinating, so I followed that fascination right into college.

4. What do you do for fun?
For fun I enjoy reading, playing guitar, running, being outside, watching Netflix (The office is my favorite show), and spending time with my husband.

5. What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of?
I am proud to have a 4.0 GPA and be a part of Psi Chi, and Phi Kappa Phi.

6. What’s your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology?
I love reading psychological thrillers such as books by the authors B.A Paris, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, and more. So, if you need a good book suggestion, just ask!

7. What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating?
I would love to have some published research before I apply to graduate school.

8. What else do you want people to know about you?
My husband and I love to travel! So far we have been to the Bahamas and Mexico, and I have been to South Africa. One day Jake and I want to live in New York where he will pursue a graphic design/photographer career and I will continue my education.

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Featured Alumni: Sarah Busko

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1. When did you graduate?
I graduated in May 2016 with a major in psychology and minor in human development.

2. What do you do now?
I am currently a clinical/community mental health graduate student at Western Illinois University. I’m in my second year and next year will be going onto internship which is super exciting!

3. Why did you major in psychology?
I majored in psychology because I always thought human behavior was interesting. As I grew up I began to notice how addiction, mental illness, and suicide impacted the world and my family. I had experiences in my life that also pushed me to think about human behavior differently. When I was in high school I was able to take an Introduction to Psychology college class and I loved it! It instantly caught my eye and I wanted to learn more. I new I wanted to major in psychology before I even started my first year at college.

4. What do you do for fun?
For fun I work out, read, and play with my cat Jordy (yes, he is named after Jordy Nelson). I also binge watch Netflix when I can!

5. What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of?
I am most proud of my honors project that I complete during my senior year at UW-Green Bay. It looked at survivors of suicide and their life after a loved one had died by suicide. I found this project really rewarding and I met a lot of great people. Connected to that, I had the honor of presenting my honors project at the first Psi Talks. Speaking in front of that many people made me a bit nervous but I am so glad I had the opportunity to do it. I learned a lot and was able to teach people about a topic I am very passionate about.

6. What’s your favorite movie, book, and TV show, related to psychology?
My favorite movie related to psychology is Split. It was a great movie but of course not completely accurate in how they portrayed multiple personality disorder. My favorite TV show related to psychology is Mind Hunters which is on Netflix. I have always found forensic psychology fascinating and this show does a great job at explaining it. I would definitely recommend it! My favorite book related to psychology is Impulse by Ellen Hopkins. It’s a story about teenagers in a mental hospital for various reasons such as eating disorders, suicide attempts, and self-injury.

7. What an important goal or accomplishment you are currently working on?
Currently an important goal I am working in is finding an internship that meets the requirements for my program. It’s been a bigger task than I thought especially since I am trying to find one in the corrections department.

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Featured Student: Chelsea Neisius

1. When will you graduate?
I will be graduating in December 2018.

2. What are your career plans?  
My career plan is to hopefully become a child counselor in a couple years after grad school.

3. Why did you major in psychology?
To be honest coming to UW Green Bay I planned to major in Social Work and ended up taking a psychology class for one of my gen eds. I loved the class and realized it was something I am really interested in and wanted to do it for my future. I also love trying to figure out human behavior and what can affect it.

4. What do you do for fun?
For fun I love to read psychological thrillers, and hang out with my siblings and watch them play in their many sports.

5. What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of?
I am most proud of how well I am doing in school now considering how I started off my freshman year, which wasn’t very well. I am also proud of the person I’ve become because of how much I have learned and done throughout my college experience. I am also proud of the amount of volunteer work I have been doing by tutoring elementary aged students!

6. What’s your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology?  
I absolutely love the movies, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and Girl, Interrupted. I like the older themes as well.

7. What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating?
I hope to study abroad this summer before I graduate and get the chance to experience another culture and their perspective.

8. What else do you want people to know about you?
I am very shy but once you get to know me I can be very easy to talk to. I am an older sister to 5 sisters and 1 brother and if you ask them I’m not shy at all! J One of my favorite songs is Life Ain’t Always Beautiful by Gary Allan.