Featured Student: Haille Bocek

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1)When are you graduating? Spring 2020

2)  What are your career plans? Goal is to eventually become a Forensic Psychologist

3)  Why did you major in psychology? Originally psychology was not my first major, however, after some struggles and deep thought psychology was the best option to include all of the things I am passionate about; criminal justice and mental health.

4)  What do you do for fun? Anything outside or including sports: nature walks, swimming, volleyball, fishing, etc.

5)  What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? One of the best academic accomplishments I am most proud of is becoming the Psychology Lab Coordinator at UWGB. It has opened my eyes to research and how much we rely on the community to reach our research goals!

6)  What is your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology? One of my favorite books related to psychology is Saving Normal by Allen Frances.

7)  What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating? One thing I would like to accomplish before graduating that is not related to academics is walking all the trails in the arboretum.

8)  What else do you want people to know about you? One thing that I believe in is advocating for yourself when seeking help for your mental health, many clinicians use medication as the first option for treatment after diagnoses (mixed with other options) but you know yourself the best. If medication is not something you want there are so many different treatment options out there that may help.

Featured Student: Addison Hunter

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1) When are you graduating? I am graduating in the Spring of 2020
2) What are your career plans? I want to go into some form of counseling whether it be in a school with kids or working elsewhere with adults.
3) Why did you major in psychology? I majored in psychology because I have always known that I wanted to help people become their best selves and be there for support when needed. I love learning about different disorders and how to help people that need it most.
4) What do you do for fun? I love spending time with my family and friends whether its relaxing or going to the mall or doing something outside. I really enjoy reading and finding new things to experience with the people that I love.
5) What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? I am very proud of the Independent Study that I am going to have the chance to do next year which will improve my understanding in psychology overall and I am also proud of branching out on campus when it comes to volunteering and being part of clubs.
6) What is your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology? My favorite book related to Psychology is The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. It focuses a lot on mental illness and gives an insight into the mind of somebody who is very much struggling with the people around her but also struggling with her mental illness.
7) What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating? One thing that I want to accomplish before graduation is trying to become more involved in the clubs on campus because I think that it will really improve my college career as I look back on these years in the future. I want as much experience working with people as possible.
8) What else do you want people to know about you? I really love getting to know others and being a part of the Psychology department and branching out has allowed me to meet so many new people who have the same passions as I do. I am very thankful for all of the experiences that I have had so far at UWGB!

Featured Student: Meghan Hoffman

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1) When are you graduating? I am graduating May of 2020

2) What are your career plans? My career plan is to be a BCBA for a school district or a center that works with those with autism.

3) Why did you major in psychology? I majored in psychology because I enjoy working with those with special needs and knew I wanted my career path to involve working with people with special needs.

4) What do you do for fun? For fun I enjoy being outside, especially during the summer out on the boat. I also enjoy horse back riding and playing guitar.

5) What is your favorite movie related to psychology? I really enjoyed the movie Split.

Featured Student: Macy Brown

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1)   When are you graduating? Spring, 2019

2)   What are your career plans? To pursue becoming a Child Life Specialist and continue working closely with the elementary schools in the area of Green Bay, however, we will see where Child Life brings me!

3)   Why did you major in psychology? I majored in Psychology because I really enjoy people and what they think. It is also really fun to learn about how people work, and the factors that make people how they are.

4)   What do you do for fun? I enjoy watching movies, playing ultimate frisbee, going to music festivals, and doing all that with friends! I really enjoy staying busy and putting my best efforts into my job opportunities.

5)   What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? Taking the chance of studying abroad, it was by far the best experience I have ever had. I was able to travel and study at an amazing school in Scotland!

6)   What is your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology? Shutter Island, Fight Club, and The Shining for movies. For books, many Sherlock Holmes and The Girl on the Train. For a TV show related to psychology, I would say my favorite is Criminal Minds and My Mad Fat Diary (British TV series).

7)   What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating? I have already accomplished my goals I set out for myself. At this point I am ready to move forward and thankful for the support I had here.

8)   What else do you want people to know about you? Whenever facing a challenge I always keep moving forward and use my core group of people.

Featured Student: Isabella Daniels

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1. When are you graduating? I am graduating in December of 2019.
2. What are your career plans? I plan on being grief counselor for children and teens in a clinical setting.
3. Why did you major in psychology? I majored in psychology because I believe mental health is very important and many people don’t take it seriously enough. Through counseling I want to reduce the stigma and help children through their mental health struggles.
4. What do you do for fun? For fun, I play on the UWGB Women’s Club Volleyball team. I’m very competitive and I love the sport!
5. What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of my contribution to UWGB’s Camp Lloyd children’s grief camp as a Buddy.
6. What is your favorite movie, book, TV show related to psychology? My favorite book related to psychology is Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris. It is about a girl who develops a Dissociative Identity Disorder after her sister dies and her relationship with her boyfriend fails.
7. What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating? Before graduating I hope to finish with highest honors in the major and be a TA for Intro to Psych.
8. What else do you want people to know about you? I went with Dr. Cupit and Dr. Wilson-Doenges to South Africa during the 2018 winter break. I love to travel so this was an amazing experience!

Featured Student: Mackenzi LaMarre

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1) When are you graduating? Spring of 2019 (May)

2)  What are your career plans? I will attend the University of Lakeland for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. After I receive my Master’s degree, I want to obtain a job working in a private practice setting, counseling clients who are in need of either family counseling or individual mental health counseling.

3)  Why did you major in psychology? I chose to major in psychology, because I was very interested in learning more about the nature of mental health disorders in correlation with how the brain works and develops within mental health patients. Psychology courses for me, were some of the only classes I took that I actually felt like this is a field I could work in for the rest of my life and be very good at.

4)  What do you do for fun? For fun I like to hang out with my friends and family, go swimming in the summer, go camping, and read books!

5)  What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? I would say being on the track to graduate from UWGB with a 3.9 GPA.

6)  What is your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology? I really enjoyed watching the TV show 13 Reasons Why. I loved the story it told and the awareness it brought to the topic of suicide.

7)  What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating?  I hope to finish my final semester with all A’s before I graduate.

8)  What else do you want people to know about you?  I am an easy going, fun person to be around! I am always there to listen if anybody needs it, and psychology rocks in my opinion

Featured Student: Allison Degner

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1)  When are you graduating? I will graduate May 2020.

2)  What are your career plans? My plan is to work as an Industrial Organizational Psychologist or Clinical Counseling.

3)  Why did you major in psychology? I majored in Psych because I like learning about and helping others with mental health issues, doing research, and learning about the human brain and mind.

4)  What do you do for fun? I love to dance on the Hip-Hop team, go to campus events, and binge watch Netflix!

5)  What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? I was awarded the Psych Rising Star Award!

6)  What is your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology? My favorite movie is Split, book is YOU, and TV show is Sense 8.

7)  What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating? To get into Graduate School.

8)  What else do you want people to know about you? I’m an Event Coordinator for GTP! Stop by the OSL to chat about upcoming events!