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!

Featured Student: Brynne Wolfe

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  1. When are you graduating? I plan to graduate May 2019.
  2. What are your career plans? I plan to become a Licensed Professional Counselor and work with adolescents and adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD etc.
  3. Why did you major in psychology? I majored in psychology because it gave me the opportunity to find a career in which I can help people improve their mental health.
  4. What do you do for fun? In my free time I like to bake, exercise, paint, watch movies and spend time with my friends and my dog.
  5. What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of completing my Bachelor’s degree two years after graduating from high school with two majors in Psychology and Human Development.
  6. What is your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology? My favorite movie is Gone Girl and TV show is either Dateline or 20/20
  7. What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating? I hope to finish this semester with a 4.0 GPA.
  8. What else do you want people to know about you? I love helping people in any way possible. It is very important to me that my family and friends know I am here for them if they are struggling or simply need someone to talk to.

Featured Student: Maddie Rundell

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  1. When are you graduating? I plan to graduate May 2020.
  1. What are you career plans? After graduating from UWGB I plan to get a PhD in clinical psychology with a specialization in neuropsychology, studying with faculty whose research area is in the effects of TBI on self-regulation in veterans. After I earn my doctorate I hope to work in a VA hospital as a practicing Clinical Neuropsychologist, helping those that fight for our country and protect us on a daily basis.
  1. Why did you major in psychology? After sustaining a concussion in high school and losing most of my two years of Spanish, I became fascinated with the brain. Then after AP Psychology, learning about people’s behavior mainly, I wanted to know more and explore the various paths in which Psychology could take me. I developed a passion for learning how changes in the brain can affect how people behave and how their personality can change, and UWGB has been the perfect place for me to pursue that passion.
  1. What do you do for fun? When I’m not studying, researching, or attending classes, my favorite thing to do is sing. I am very active in various worship bands singing and sometimes playing the piano. Music is a big passion of mine and I love that I can do it anywhere I go.
  1. What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? I am very proud to say that I am earning my Bachelor’s in Psychology after only 3 years in college. It has taken a lot of hard work and dedication, but it is so worth it.
  1. What is your favorite movie, book, or TV show related to psychology? One TV show I immediately thought of is The Mentalist. In this crime TV show the main character analyzes people’s body language, speech patterns, and behavioral patterns to deduce who most likely committed the crime. I find it very interesting and while I know it is just people acting out a script, it is very captivating and sometimes feels as if it could be real.
  1. What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating? I hope to do an independent study involving the veteran population on campus so I can get experience in that area of research before applying to graduate school. I am very much looking forward to designing and conducting a research study on my own, with the help of the amazing UWGB faculty.
  1. What else do you want people to know about you? While I am an introvert at heart, I love getting to know new people and it brightens my day when someone new says hi!

Featured Student: Sophia Sielen

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1)  When are you graduating? I will be graduating Spring of 2020.

2)  What are your career plans? Over the last couple years my career plans have been changing quite a bit. As of right now I hope to work with survivors of sex trafficking, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Right now I am working with the program Ey Heart World and that has been one of the most amazing experiences I have had. Therefore, I hope to continue working programs like this one. One day I hope to get a masters in counseling or social work to hopefully be able to go further with helping people in those situations.

3)  Why did you major in psychology? I majored in psychology because I had the hopes of becoming a counselor for children and psychology really fascinates me. I still would like to work with children, but I have learned a lot more over the years of what I can do with my psychology degree someday.

4)  What do you do for fun? For fun I like to hang out with my friends and family. I am really close with both my friends and my family. I love going out on the trails around campus and just being out in nature. I also enjoy reading, drawing, and binge watching shows. I am always up for a movie marathon.

5)  What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of the internships I have had the opportunity to be a part of in the last two years at UWGB. My internships have been a number of different areas that I could incorporate psychology from working on the podcast, being a peer mentor for the GPS program, working in the Psychology Student Success Center, and working with the program Eye Heart World. All have been amazing experiences and I cannot wait to see what else I will be able to do in the next year and a half.

6)  What is your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology?
The first show that comes to mind is Lie to Me. I have only recently started watching it, but the way it depicts micro-expression is so fascinating to me.

7)  What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating?
I would love to hopefully do an independent study or an honors project before I graduate.

8)  What else do you want people to know about you?
I have had the opportunity to be one of the PSI Talk speakers this year and I will be speaking about my internship with Eye Heart World. I am so honored, excited, and nervous to be one of the speakers. I am looking forward to sharing this amazing internship with the audience at the event.

Featured Student: Evan Meyer

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1) When are you graduating? I am graduating the spring of 2019.

2) What are your career plans? My career plans are to go into counseling with a concentration in children and adolescents.

3) Why did you major in psychology? I am majoring in psychology because I want to have a positive impact in the lives of children.

4) What do you do for fun? For fun I will usually just hang out with my friends there is nothing else I would rather do.

5) What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? The biggest thing I am proud of I would say is my internship for Camp Lloyd.

6) What is your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology? My favorite movie that relates to psychology is Inside Out. It is a great representation of how our emotions and interest can change as we grow older.

7) What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating? One thing I wish to accomplish at UWGB before graduating is making friends and memories that are going to last me a lifetime.

8) What else do you want people to know about you? The one thing I want people to know about me is that I am super friendly and if you see me in the hallway don’t be afraid to say hi.

Featured Student: Alison Klein

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  1. When are you graduating? I plan to graduate May 2020.
  2. What are your career plans? I would love to go into something regarding Neuroscience.
  3. Why did you major in psychology? The brain is fascinating and there’s still so much more to learn about!
  4. What do you do for fun? I like to read and just being outside camping and hiking.
  5. What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? Being a part of Dr. Cowell’s neuroscience lab this semester :) and being able to partake in an independent study last spring
  6. What is your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology? My favorite movie is Silence of the Lambs or Split. Favorite book is The One Who Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. Favorite TV shows are Rizzoli and Isles or Dexter.
  7. What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating? Be accepted into medical school, grad school, or both :)
  8. What else do you want people to know about you? I love the UWGB psych staff, they are definitely awesome!

Featured Alumni: Allee Meerdink (Schramm)

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1. When did you graduate?
I graduated in May of 2017. 
 
2. What do you do now?
Right now, I am working for a staffing company in the compliance department. The company staffs traveling nurses, and once a nurse takes an assignment, I work with them to make them compliant to the hospital checklist. A lot of the work is related to HR, which is something I am interested in going to graduate school for in the future.
 
3. Why did you major in psychology?
I majored in Psychology because it was always something I was interested in! I love learning about research and the how behind the brain’s mechanisms. 
 
4. What do you do for fun?
Right now, just exploring the new city my husband and I just moved to! We’re both originally from the Sheboygan area, and we moved to Appleton this summer. Close enough to UWGB to visit sometime :)
 
5. What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of?
I think I am most proud of all of the roles I head through my academic career (Psi Chi President, Research and Teaching Assistant, Internship with Ryan Martin, Peer Mentor, any many others). I am also really proud to have been honored with the Chancellor’s Leadership Medallion my senior year.
 
6. What’s your favorite movie, book, and TV show, related to psychology?
My favorite book and movie (new version) related to Psychology is The Great Gatsby! I love watching the character development in both and how each character has such depth. I literally love the Great Gatsby so much that I used the theme for decor at my wedding!
 
7. What’s an important goal or accomplishment you are currently working on?
An important goal in my life is to first find what career would make me the most happy. I’m enjoying being newly married right now, but I really want to pursue graduate school. At this point, I’m in-between a few possible programs. Hopefully I’ll figure it out soon and start working towards a masters degree!