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Current Students

Kim Adams

Kim Adams

Hometown: N/A I don't have a hometown. If you want place of birth: Biloxi, Mississippi. If you want where I've lived the longest: New York City.

Education and Career Background: I completed my bachelor's degree in 2011 from New York University, where I majored in Art History and minored in Psychology. I completed my masters degree in 2013; receiving a MA in Creative Arts Therapy from Hofstra University. I then worked for 4 years at Housing Works in NYC providing art therapy and other mental health services to adults who were HIV + with mental health and substance use diagnoses.

Year Started the Program: 2017

Advisor: Dr. Elin Ovrebo

Research Interests: International psychology, needs of refugees, trauma, and health disparities among minority populations

Current Research Team Membership: G.R.O.W.T.H and International Team

Graduate Assistantship: Study Abroad Advisor at Rhodes College

Why you chose UofM: The faculty had interests in line with my own and the program as a whole felt supportive.

Interests Outside of Academics: Art, traveling, food, theater, music, dance, hiking, reading.


 

Asia Amos

Asia Amos

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Education and Career Background: M.Ed. Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Peabody College (2017). B.A. in Psychology & Medicine, Education, and Society, Vanderbilt University (2013)

Year Started the Program: 2017

Advisor: Sara K. Bridges

Research Interests: Intersectionality, Decolonization, Women & Gender Studies, Mental Health

Current Research Team Membership: G.R.O.W.T.H. Lab, Sex Constructivism Lab

Why you chose U of M: Non-traditional research topics and the food of course 😊

Interests Outside of Academics: Reading, Writing, Running my pupster, Anime, Indie films, & Dark chocolate.


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Morgan Bullard

Hometown: Salem, Arkansas

Education and Career Background: B.S. in Psychology from Harding University (2016), M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Central Arkansas (2018). 

Year Started the Program: 2018

Advisor: Dr. Sara Bridges

Research Interests: The impact of policy change on minority groups and minority mental health, LGBTQ+ life satisfaction, and dehumanization.

Current Research Team Membership: GSM Lab and Constructivist Sexuality Lab

Graduate Assistantship: Disability Resources for Students

Why you chose UofM: The Counseling Psychology program here offers a variety of specific multicultural courses that allow you to dig deeper into materials and working with individual populations versus just a general multicultural course. There is also a great emphasis placed on social justice research and issues by the students and faculty.

Interests Outside of Academics: When not in school, I enjoy taking road trips with my fiancée and our dog, spending time outside, trying new local restaurants in Memphis, and socializing with friends.


Laura Condon

Hometown: I don't really have a hometown. I was born in Heilbronn, Germany; but I've lived longest in San Antonio, TX.

Education and Career Background: I completed my bachelor's degree in 2012 from Sam Houston State University, where I majored in Psychology and minored in Criminal Justice. I completed my Master's in 2014 with a M.A. in Clinical psychology. I then worked for 3 years at Jewish Family Services, a community counseling center in San Antonio, TX with low income clients and those who have survived crime/trauma. Concurrently, I worked at San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital for adolescents and adults struggling with mental health and substance use.

Year Started the Program: 2018

Advisor: Drs. Suzanne Lease/Elin Ovrebo

Research Interests: Intersectionality, LGBT issues (specifically bisexual issues), relationship satisfaction, and sexuality.

Current Research Team Membership: LGBTQ and Constructivist Sexuality teams

Graduate Assistantship: RA for Dr. Li in the CEPR department.

Why you chose UofM: The faculty felt very supportive and accepting in addition to having related interests. The program also is set up to help you succeed in a collaborative rather than competitive environment.

Interests Outside of Academics: Musicals, reading, baking, traveling, dance, board games, D&D.


Richard DeBordRichard Scott DeBord

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Education and Career Background: After my injury, I returned to school in 2007 at The University of Memphis to earn a psychology degree. In 2011, I entered the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Master's program. Through that program, I did a practicum and internship at The HART Center which provides therapy for individual who are court mandated for drug/alcohol treatment. In 2014, I entered the CPSY program and I am currently on research teams and in a practicum placement at the university's Counseling Center.

Year Started the Program: 2014

Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Lease

Research Interests: trauma, disability, psychological aspects of spinal cord injury, international issues

Current Research Team Membership: 

Graduate Assistantship: Not currently on assistantship

Why you chose UofM: This is my hometown university, my first choice for every degree, and, while heartbreak often comes into our sports, it's Tigers or nothing.

Interests Outside of Academics: Throughout high school, I worked at a plant nursery/landscape center and coordinated self-directed landscaping projects, experiences that fuel current passions. Besides landscaping, I enjoy movies, sports, friends/family, and, especially, my dog Yogi.


Greg Edgin

Hometown: Benton, AR

Education and Career Background: B.S., Psychology, B.A., Spanish, University of Central Arkansas; M.S., Mental Health Counseling, University of Central Arkansas

Year Started the Program: 2018

Advisor: Dr. Lightsey

Research Interests: Positive psych-related stuff, and lately I've been focused specifically on meaning in life and resiliency

Current Research Team Membership: Dr. Lightsey's and Dr. Lease's labs

Graduate Assistantship: University of Memphis Institute on Disability (UMID)

Why you chose UofM: I chose the UofM because of similar research interests with faculty members.

Interests Outside of Academics: I enjoy spending time with my wife and our crazy dog, Yoda. We spend a lot of time outdoors, hiking and such. I also enjoy running. And food. 


 

Picture of EmilyEmily El-Oqlah

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Education and Career Background: I attended the University of Tennessee-Knoxville for my undergraduate in degree in Psychology and minored in Sociology. I obtained my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. After graduating, I moved to New Orleans and worked in a private practice as a couples and sex therapist, as well as a play and art therapist for elementary school children in charter schools.

Year Started the Program: Fall 2017

Advisor: Dr. Sara Bridges

Research Interests: Intersectionality of marginalized identities; Ethnic, Religious, and Sexual minorities; Muslim and Arab populations, international psychology

Current Research Team Membership: GROWTH Lab, Sex Lab, and International Lab

Graduate Assistantship: Office of Inclusion and Involvement at Rhodes College

Why you chose U of M: I chose U of M for the diversity of student and faculty backgrounds and interests, as well as because of the social justice and advocacy approach of the program.

Interests Outside of Academics: All things New Orleans and cats!


Lauren

Lauren Hayes

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

Education and Career Background: B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Transylvania University (yes, really!); M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from University of Louisville

Year Started the Program: 2018

Advisor: Drs. Suzanne Lease/Elin Ovrebo

Research Interests: Physical and mental health disparities of marginalized populations (including people of color, sex trafficking survivors, and women diagnosed with HIV)

Current Research Team Membership:  International Team, Gender and Health

Graduate Assistantship: Research assistant for Dr. Patrick Murphy (CEPR)

Why you chose UofM: I was drawn to UofM because of the strong social justice emphasis and the unique research and consultation opportunities.

Interests Outside of Academics: Traveling, trying new restaurants, exploring Memphis, and listening to great live music!


 AliAli Fuss

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Education and Career Background: I began my education by earning an A.A.S from UW-Waukesha with an emphasis in Psychology. I then finished my time as an undergraduate by earning a B.S. from UW-La Crosse in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Following my bachelors, I took a year off and helped run a small haberdashery in Waukesha Wi. I received my masters from Marquette University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. During my practicum and internship, I worked at a non-profit grief resource center.

Year Started the Program: 2016

Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Lease

Research Interests: Invisible illness/disability, the impact they have on children/young adults, grief as it relates to medical loss, integrated healthcare-how we can best work with medical providers, how to help patients with a chronic illness/disability move from surviving to thriving in their new normal, mental health and law.

Current Research Team Membership: I currently am a member of Dr. Lightsey, Dr. Bridges and Dr. Lease's teams. I cannot emphasize enough how amazing the research teams are! It is a true learning and team approach atmosphere that is giving me great experience as a novice researcher.

Graduate Assistantship: On internship this year.

Why you chose UofM: What really stood out to me about UofM was the atmosphere. The students and faculty have created a family like environment that is full of kindness and support. The program here is very student focused, both academically and personally. I never felt that I had to stretch myself to fit into someone else's interest box, and I saw that the current students weren't being put into those boxes either. When I spoke to the faculty about my diagnosis I was never met with hesitation or pity, instead I was met with support and positivity which was very powerful for me. Also, the faculty had many interests that aligned well with what I want to do, and my advisor has been an outstanding source of support and encouragement. If you asked me about my choice now I would tell you that there is no better fit out there for me, and I could not have made a better decision.

Interests Outside of Academics: I spend a lot of time with my dog Tyrion, my boyfriend Adam and my friends whenever I can. At the beginning of this year I began training for a 10k and have quickly become a fan of early morning running. I love to go hiking, and travel when I can on road trips. I am also a big time Harry Potter nerd and I can talk about Game of Thrones for days!


 Mae-Lynn GermanyMae-Lynn Germany

Hometown: While my childhood home was in Pearl River, Louisiana—I wouldn't consider it a hometown for me. Louisiana, Mississippi, or Tennessee—my home has never been further than 20 miles from the Mississippi river. Memphis is slowly creeping up as my hometown but my heart will forever be with the New Orleans area. Future hometown? Asheville.

Education and Career Background: Primarily, I've been a research assistant for the past 7 years in various cognitive, clinical, and political science labs. Both of my degrees are from the University of Memphis: M.S. Counseling, Clinical Mental Health and B.S. in Psychology, minor in Anthropology. My practicum sites at the Master's level in Memphis were Healing Arts Research and Training center working with court mandated clients and University of Memphis' Counseling Center.

Year Started the Program: 2015

Advisor: Incredibly grateful to be under Dr. Sara K. Bridges' mentorship and advisement. Her style as an advisor, researcher, and teacher is constructivist in nature and congruent with a large part of my professional identity.

Research Interests: My current interest vary across a broad range of topics including: personal meaning and constructions of sexuality, ambiguous loss and disenfranchised grief, grief and bereavement in death and uncommon losses, and assessment construction, norming, validation, reliability. My particular populations of interest, both empirically and clinically, are college students (specifically first generation) as well as LGBTQIA individuals.

Current Research Team Membership: Sexuality team (Bridges), Assessment team (Strohmer), LGBTQIA (Ovrebo), Moral Injury (student run). The diversity in research opportunities at the U of M allows me to develop both my quantitative and qualitative skills. The department is full of prolific researchers and offers students with many opportunities for publications and presentations. The mentorship and training in each lab allows many students to be as involved as they like. It's an excellent place whether you are a seasoned researcher or just starting out.

Graduate Assistantship: On Internship

Why you chose UofM: The diversity of training experiences the city of Memphis offers, supportive faculty, and social justice focus of the program appeared congruent with my doctoral needs. I felt that the experiences in this program would prepare me to work in a multitude of settings (academia, community, college counseling centers) which affords me future career flexibility. I also sought a continuation in development of my professional identity as a constructivist clinician with additional training in coherence therapy.

Interests Outside of Academics: I've found great enjoyment in exploring the personal and cultural significance of meaningful dishes with those around me. I'm amazed at the ways food reflects a part of our history and identity. Spending time learning someone's favorite dish, collaboratively cooking, or figuring out a way to recreate a meal is a quick way to my heart. When I'm not cooking, I enjoy kicking back with video games, gardening, or the occasional pottery venture.


Dorothy'eDorothy'e Gott

Hometown: Lakeland, TN

Education and Career Background: University of Memphis: BA in Psychology 2014, MS in Clinical Mental Health 2016

Year Started the Program: 2017

Advisor: Dr. Sara Bridges

Research Interests: Mental Health and Family Systems, Self-Esteem and Feelings of Empowerment among African Americans, Mental Health and African American population

Current Research Team Membership: G.R.O.W.T.H. Lab, Constructivist Lab

Graduate Assistantship: Multicutlural Affairs

Why you chose U of M: Felt like home to me...literally! No, I had a great support system throughout my college and master's experience, and I knew that I wanted a program that I felt would not only support me but challenge me to continue to grow as a future clinician and researcher.

Interests Outside of Academics: Exploring "new" parts of Memphis, spending time with friends and family, exercise, and thinking about taking up tennis again, emphasis on the thinking part.


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Re'Sean Johnson

Hometown: Columbus, OH.

Education and Career Background: I completed my bachelor's degree in 2015 from Capital University, where I majored in Psychology and double- minored in Social Work and Theatre. I completed my master's degree in 2018; receiving an M.S.E. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Dayton. While pursuing my master's degree, I worked for 3 years at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus providing behavioral therapy and other mental health services to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Year Started the Program: 2018

Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Lease

Research Interests: Hip-Hop as a tool for identity development, first-generation college students, trauma, inner-city families, self-esteem, and toxic masculinity.

Current Research Team Membership: Health and Masculinity Lab

Graduate Assistantship: I am a research assistant/graduate assistant in the Department.

Why you chose UofM: The department as a whole felt supportive and I felt right at home from the initial interview.

Interests Outside of Academics: MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC (especially Hip-Hop), creative expression, art, traveling, binge-watching Disney+ (YES, that is a THING now!), and any other self-care activity that helps me avoid doing real work.


Clarie Koehn

Hometown: Cottonwood Falls, Kansas

Education and Career Background: B.A. in Psychology from Bethel College (2014), M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Emporia State University (2017).

Year Started the Program: 2018

Advisor: Dr. Sara Bridges

Research Interests: Spirituality, transpersonal psychology, LGBTQ+ issues, and sexuality.

Current Research Team Membership: GSM Lab, Constructivist Sexuality Lab, and Gender, Health, and Loss Lab.

Graduate Assistantship: Research assistant for Program Co-Director Dr. Suzanne Lease

Why you chose UofM: The multicultural and social justice curriculum and research opportunities, as well as the warmth and genuine caring I received from the faculty.

Interests Outside of Academics: Spending time with my fiancée and our two dogs, three cats, and red-tail boa, listening to/playing music and attending live shows, vegan and gluten-free cooking and baking, yoga, and weightlifting.


Daniel Lattimore

Daniel Cruz Lattimore

Hometown: Murphy, TX and Tampa, FL

Education and Career Background: I have a bachelor's in arts in psychology, a bachelor's in science in biomedical sciences, and a master's in science in clinical mental health counseling. Also, I have been involved with TRIO Programs for seven years. I also spent some time working as a museum curator at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Year Started the Program: Fall 2017

Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Lease

Research Interests: Positive Psychology, Resilience in racial minority groups, humor in therapy, microaggressions and their effects on facets of health

Current Research Team Membership: I am currently involved with the G.R.O.W.T.H. Lab, International Lab, and The Resilience Lab Graduate Assistantship: I currently have a departmental graduate assistantship.

Why you chose U of M: I chose U of M because of the dedication that the staff illustrated in helping their students as well as their passion for social justice. Additionally, this program had more fit than other programs I applied to.

Interests Outside of Academics: When I am not partaking in academics, I enjoy exercising, dancing, going to the movies, listening to live music, hitting up some of the local Memphis events, and taking in some of the fine cuisine Memphis has to offer.


Picture of RobbieRobbie Luten

Hometown: Milan, TN

Education and Career Background: B.A. – University of Tennessee-Martin (Psychology) M.S. – University of Kentucky (Counseling Psychology)

Year Started the Program: 2018

Advisor: Dr. Sara Bridges

Research Interests: My research interests include sexual and gender minority issues, race, ethnicity and microaggressions, and drag culture.

Current Research Team Membership: Constructivist Sexuality Lab (Bridges), LGBT+ Lab (Ovrebo)

Graduate Assistantship: I am a research assistant/graduate assistant in the Department.

Why you chose U of M: I was interested in many of the research interests of the faculty and also appreciated the flexibility and support for the research interests of the students. I also liked the emphasis on diversity and the various multicultural counseling courses.

Interests Outside of Academics: I like reading, playing drums and keyboard, and practicing tai chi. I also love playing video games, reading comics, watching tv and movies, and keeping up with the latest pop culture trends. 


 

Erica Magsam

Erica Magsam

Hometown: Nevada, MO

Education and Career Background: B.S. – University of Central Missouri (Psychology & Criminal Justice) M.S. – Oklahoma State University (Mental Health Counseling)

Year Started the Program: 2017

Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Lease

Research Interests: My research interests are within health psychology, sexuality, and low income populations.

Current Research Team Membership: Health and Masculinity Lab (Lease) and Constructivist Sexuality Lab (Bridges)

Graduate Assistantship: Academic Coaching

Why you chose U of M: This institution automatically felt like the perfect fit after leaving interviews. Initially, I was pulled in by the emphasis on social justice and the amount of events and volunteer opportunities the program participated in. The faculty are interested in you as a student and as an individual. They have genuine interest in your development and recognize that students come in with different skill sets. I was looking for an institution with a cohort model that seemed supportive and inviting, and this program was exactly that. There are so many opportunities for practicum and research that I felt I would be able to immerse myself in any area I desired. Overall, this program was the perfect fit for me.

Interests Outside of Academics: I enjoy anything that allows me to be by the water. Being able to be active is important to me, so it is not uncommon to find me at the gym or doing something outdoors. Whenever I have the time, I like to do craft projects and love all things having to do with weddings! Anyone close to me knows that I love watching the bachelor franchise, and I will pull anyone in that is willing to watch with me. Most important in my life is being able to spend time with my family, friends, and my dog Mazzie Belle.


Kanesha MooreKanesha L. Moore

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Education and Career Background: I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology on a pre medical track from Spelman College in 2012 and my Master of Science in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Memphis in 2016.

Year Started the Program: Fall of 2017

Advisor: My advisor is Dr. Rosie Davis.

Research Interests: My research interests include resilience in racial minority, adolescent girls; sexual satisfaction amongst married, religious couples, and the impacts of racial microaggressions on the mental health of African American college students.

Current Research Team Membership: Currently, I am a member of the Constructivist Sexuality Research Lab.

Graduate Assistantship: My assistantship is in the department where I teach and work with faculty.

Why you chose U of M: I chose the University of Memphis because of their diverse research opportunities and strong emphasis on a cohort model of learning. Not only am I able to learn from my peers, professors, and the previous cohorts; but I am also able to continue working as a mentor to girls in the inner city while completing my education.

Interests Outside of Academics: My interest outside of academia are full of the arts! I love to dance. I am the founder and instructor of Kardio Blast Dance Fitness where I teach dance aerobics and stiletto fitness classes. I am also the coach and choreographer for me and my mother's cheer and dance team, the BJ Danz Starz. I perform in many community theater productions as a dancer and actress, and I teach praise dance at my church, Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ. Additionally, I have a love for youth and helping them to become the best possible versions of themselves. This idea helped me to found Girls Epitomizing the Means for Success, Incorporated (G.E.M.S., Inc. ) where I lead and work with a group of young women who mentor racial minority girls from the inner city. Lastly, I am an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated where I help to provide service to all mankind!


 ChristyChristy New

Hometown: Aiea, Hawaii/Baltimore, Maryland

Education and Career Background:
B.S. – University of Maryland (Family Studies/Psychology)
M.A./C.A.S. – Towson University (Psychology/School Psychology)

I am a nationally certified school psychologist and have spent the past six years working in school districts in Maryland, Virginia and Tennessee.

Year Started the Program: 2016

Advisor: Dr. Sara Bridges

Research Interests: My primary research interests are related to human sexuality. I also have a secondary research interest in cognitive and physical disabilities.

Current Research Team Membership: Constructivist Sexuality Research Team led by Dr. Sara Bridges

Graduate Assistantship: On Internship

Why you chose UofM: After interviewing, I felt confident that the program would allow me to shape my own development, as well as would also provide me with excellent mentoring relationships. The program's emphasis on social justice was also a critical factor. Those three combined made the program a no-brainer for me in terms of being a great fit!

Additionally, Memphis is a diverse city that offers a myriad of training options that no doubt will help me develop into a well-rounded psychologist.

Interests Outside of Academics: When not in school, I'm typically road-tripping or camping with my rescue pitbull Gemma!


Picture of DanielleDanielle Sample

Hometown: Erie, PA

Education and Career Background: B.S. in Psychology, minor in Political Science from John Carroll University, M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Gannon University. Full-time jobs in relation to this field: intake specialist at an outpatient facility (2014), therapeutic aide at a crisis residential facility (2015-2016), mental health technician at an inpatient hospital (2016-2017), drug and alcohol counselor at a residential facility (2017-2018).

Year Started Program: 2018

Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Lease

Research interests: SGM, sexuality, body image

Current Research Team Membership: Sexuality

GA: International Education Advisor at Rhodes College

Why UofM: The research interests of the faculty along with the available extracurricular courses that are available align with my own research and practice interests. The focus on social justice and advocacy was also a huge draw for me.

Outside interests: drinking craft beers, playing beach volleyball, coaching indoor volleyball, traveling to different countries and southern cities I've never been to, and hiking. 


Ally

Ally Schimmel-Bristow

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Education and Career Background: B.A. – Seattle University (Psychology) M.S. – Loyola University Maryland (Clinical Psychology, Thesis Track) Following undergraduate, I worked at an inpatient psychiatric hospital and after completing my masters I worked as a research coordinator at Johns Hopkins.

Year Started the Program: 2017

Advisor: Drs. Suzanne Lease/Elin Ovrebo

Research Interests: My research interests include human sexuality and LGBT+ issues with adolescents and young adults. Primarily, I am interested in gender identity development, how mental health providers can better support individuals in the LGBT+ community, gender role expectations effect on gender variant individuals, and healthy sexual development and expression.

Current Research Team Membership: Constructivist Sexuality Lab (Bridges), LGBT+ Lab (Ovrebo), and International Lab (Ovrebo).

Graduate Assistantship: Center for Research on Educational Policy (CREP)

Why you chose U of M: The research interests of the faculty closely aligned with mine and after interviewing it was clear that I would have many opportunities to further explore and expand on what I was already passionate about as well as develop new interests. The openness and warmth that I felt from the current students and faculty, before, during and after interviewing, enlightened me to the amount of support and care I would receive throughout my training.

Interests Outside of Academics: I love being outside and going hiking, seeing live music and shows, eating delicious food, and going on adventures (but also love getting to relax and just watch TV or movies).


 Madeline StenersonMadeline Stenersen

Hometown: Marion, Iowa

Education and Career Background: I graduated with my B.A. in psychology from the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA) in 2013 then went on to get my master's at Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI) in 2015.

Year Started the Program: 2015

Advisor: Dr. Elin Ovrebo

Research Interests: Women in the sex trade industry, human trafficking, international psychology and cross-cultural help-seeking behaviors

Current Research Team Membership: International Team (specifically the human trafficking sector) and the LGBT team (specifically the trauma sector)

Graduate Assistantship: On internship

Why I chose UofM: I chose UofM primarily for its student-focused atmosphere. When I came for an interview I found that the faculty were very interested in what I had to contribute and also welcoming me to do my own research and pursue my own interests with their help. I also found that Dr. Ovrebo's research was very near my area of interests, and having chosen U of M I am able to continue and expand those interests.

Interests Outside of Academics: In my spare time I like to socialize with friends, spend time outdoors, hang around with my cat Barron, and crochet just about anything. 


 JenJennifer Yeoward

Hometown: Rock Falls, IL

Education and Career Background: Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Gender and Women's Studies from Illinois College; Masters of Science in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from Illinois State University. I worked for two years as a Crisis Clinician and a Behavioral Health Clinician at Sinnissippi Centers, Inc. in Dixon, IL.

Year Started the Program: 2016

Advisor: Drs. Suzanne Lease/Laura Marks

Research Interests: I am deeply interested in anything related to gender issues and grief and loss. I also enjoy research related to vocational counseling and the older adult population.

Current Research Team Membership: Dr. Bridges' Constructivist Sexuality Research Lab and Dr. Lease's Masculinity Research Team

Graduate Assistantship: On Internship

Why you chose UofM: I chose UofM because of the similar interests I share with many of the faculty members. Additionally, I really loved the research teams that the university offered as well as the program's mission regarding diversity. The faculty in this program are extremely supportive of our research interests and our personal well-being.

Interests Outside of Academics: I love reading (anything not related to academics)! I am a huge movie buff and love quoting them. I am a Hufflepuff (at times a Gryffindor), a Whovian, and a huge Disney fan (we don't have a clever name). I love spending time with my dog niece (Lexi), getting tattoos, going to concerts, spending time with family and friends, and trying to fulfill my wanderlust!