1) When are you graduating? I plan to graduate in December 2019.
2) What are your career plans? I hope to work as a team leader of some sort or to work with children in some way. I want to take a semester off and work and possibly look into grad school.
3) Why did you major in psychology?I love learning about the brain and why people act the way they do.
4)What do you do for fun? I like to hang out with my friends and family. I also like to go hiking and explore new places I haven’t been.
5) What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? I am proud of being a research assistant studying cross cultural development among children with Sawa Senzaki. I have learned a ton of skills that I will be able to use throughout my life.
6) What is your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology? My favorite movie relating to psychology is the sixth sense and the Brain on Fire. I enjoyed the show Atypical and some other Netflix shows that involve psychology.
7) What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating? I hope to get an internship before I graduate.
8) What else do you want people to know about you? I am from Illinois and I live on an island. I love meeting new people!
1) When are you graduating? I am graduating in December 2019.
2) What are your career plans? I plan on going to graduate school for occupational therapy and working with people with disabilities. I am particularly interested in helping patients who have suffered from brain injury.
3) Why did you major in psychology? I have always had a passion for helping people with disabilities and have consistently worked and volunteered in the caregiving field since I was 12 years old. My dad has suffered two traumatic brain injuries, one before I was born and one a couple years ago, and watching his experience has sparked my drive to help others in similar situations. Occupational therapy is a field where I could really help people live their best possible lives and having a background in psychology will ensure my ability to help with the mental aspect of improving physical capabilities.
4) What do you do for fun? I love distance running, hiking and volunteering at the CP Center.
5) What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? Making at least semester honors every semester and being a research assistant for Ryan Martin this semester.
6) What is your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology? My favorite movie is A Long Way Down, book The Alchemist and TV show BoJack Horseman.
7) What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating? I hope that before I graduate I will have fully utilized all the opportunities and resources given to me by my professors and the school, from internship and volunteer connections to general advice.
8) What else do you want people to know about you? I love 80s rock and metal and am so happy I got to see the classic (almost) Guns n Roses play twice. The first time I flew to Texas since I missed all the closer shows!
- When are you graduating? Graduation is dependent on what I will be doing the summer of 2019. If I take summer courses, I will be graduating in December of 2019. If I enter a research program, I will be graduating in May of 2020.
- What are your career plans? I am working towards playing an active role in researching varying therapies that yield long-lasting results. I have carried a fascination with conscious expansion ever since I learned how to be a student of all and any experiences. Entering a graduate program centralized around consciousness is a key component as to why I pursued an undergraduate degree initially. Attaining a position in clinical therapy where I would have the opportunity to teach others how to problem solve and empower themselves would be a wholesome career and use of my life.
- Why did you major in psychology? I majored in psychology to get a better understanding of myself through learning about the underlying processes throughout my development that has shaped who I am today. As my education has progressed in the field, I became aware of the marriage between psychology and biology reflecting of one another. I strive to continually approach the world through a pragmatic paradigm. Learning about behavior has taught me how to align my actions with my ambitions.
- What do you do for fun? Without obligation, I enjoy creating compositions of sounds to share as stories. Writing songs is my favorite creative practice because it strengthens my writing skills by elucidating lessons that I have learned or have yet to learn. I find it fun to fill space with sounds that create an atmosphere through live music. I also enjoy recording myself and other artists to help them in their musical endeavors.
- What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? I am just happy that I have learned to care about thoroughly educating myself. Becoming a member of the Psi Chi Honor Society was a great reflection of my efforts, which was fun to celebrate with my family.
- What is your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology? My favorite book related to psychology is The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. This book implores the reader to take reign of their own attention by consciously placing it in their present environment. As a gradual practice of being in the moment, I realized how often I was thinking about the past or wondering about the future. Letting go of ruminating thoughts is such a peaceful experience and a great way to choose your own mindset.
- What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating? Next semester I will be starting an independent study. I think it would be incredibly cool to have a piece of work published as an undergraduate.
- What else do you want people to know about you? I travel as often as I can. This past summer I went on a road trip heading to the pacific northwest while camping along the way with my cat, Liška. This is one of my favorite experiences so far in my life.
2) What are your career plans? I plan to earn a PhD in cognitive neuroscience and intend to work as a professor and researcher. I am particularly interested in the cognitive and neurological processes of decision making in the contexts of morality and political ideology.
3) Why did you major in psychology? I have always been interested in understanding why people do the things that they do. While I was in the Air Force I saw how impactful an individual’s decisions can be, whether good or bad. I think those experiences really motivated me to think and learn more about how we determine the “right” course of action in the face of uncertainty and time limitations.
4) What do you do for fun? I enjoy spending time outdoors; camping, fishing and mountain biking with my wife and son.
5) What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? The work I’ve done as a research assistant to Dr. Cowell has been the most rewarding part of my experience at UWGB. I have had the opportunity to present research at a number of conferences and to work closely with a number of really outstanding people.
6) What is your favorite movie, book, and TV show related to psychology? Two books really come to mind, “The Illusion of Conscious Will” by Daniel Wegner and “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Khaneman. Taken together I think these two books really illustrate the complexity and nuance of factors contributing to our decision making.
7) What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating? I set a goal, when I got to UWGB, of having my first publication before I completed my undergrad. Beyond that I would like to contribute to the research community at UWGB by growing our reputation as an institution producing high quality research and providing excellent opportunities for undergraduate research.
8) What else do you want people to know about you? Outside of school I founded and work as Advocacy Director at a non-profit organization, Intellegere Project, which seeks to advance progressive policy and citizen engagement in Wisconsin through public and civil discourse.