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I'm from Connecticut originally, and attended the University of Connecticut. I graduated in 2014 with a BA in Psychology, honors track. During my time at UConn, I was involved in a neuroscience research lab, with emphasis placed on dopamine related disorders. I wrote my Honors Thesis on the Individual Differences between Sprague-Dawley Rats on a Progressive Ratio Operant Task.  I joined the School Psychology program here at Penn State in fall of 2014.  My Master's thesis research paper  examined differences in high-school students' achievement emotions regarding different high-stakes testing situations (i.e., standardized exam, final exam).  My current research interests involve parent-training programs, and their influence on child behavior, with an emphasis on child mental health and well-being. 

I grew up in Valley stream, NY and attended Towson University and CUNY Queens College before receiving my B.A. in Psychology. I am currently working on student and teacher perspectives of a class environment. Due to my strong interest in motivation, I hope to look at the role of student motivation and its role as a protective factor for at-risk students.  I am also interested in researching the applications of mindfulness practices of psychology in schools. 

I graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2008 and completed my M.Ed. in School Psychology through Penn State University in 2011.  I completed my pre-doctoral internship with the Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia and currently work as a school psychologist for the Bald Eagle Area School District in Wingate, Pennsylvania.  My current research interests include the development and assessment of executive functioning among children and adolescents and corresponding interventions, student and teacher self-efficacy, MTSS implementation, and psychological and educational assessment."  

I grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania and graduated from Juniata College in 2015 with a B.S. in Psychology. I am currently interested in the relationship between class size and student perceptions of the classroom environment. However, in the future I hope to explore research regarding parent academic involvement among low-income families. 

Although I've lived in Pennsylvania, Germany, and Tennessee, home for me is in Hudson, OH. I graduated from Westminster College (PA) in 2016 with a BA in Psychology studying parenting behaviors, explanatory styles, and coping strategies. My current research interests include anxiety, mindfulness, and self-efficacy.

I grew up in York, Pennsylvania. I am the 5th generation of my family to attend Penn State. I graduated from here in 2015 with a B.S. in Psychology.  Currently, I am a graduate assistant for the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness. My research interest focus on student-teacher relationships, anxiety, attention, and impulse control.

I was born and raised in south Florida, where I graduated from Florida Atlantic University with my B.A. in Psychology in 2012. Afterwards, I started my M.A. in Experimental Psychology and am currently finishing my thesis on verb memory and reading comprehension. My current research interests have changed to include social-emotional learning and interventions in classrooms settings.

I am a Long Island native who graduated from Manhattan College with a B.A. in Psychology, English, and Spanish in 2015. My current research focuses on factors that may influence students' motivation to pursue a postsecondary degree. I look forward to seeing where my experiences at Penn State take my future research interests! 

I grew up in the small college town of Indiana, Pennsylvania and graduated from The University of Pittsburgh in 2012 with a B.S. in Psychology.  After graduating, I joined the 2012 Teach for America Northeast Ohio Charter Corps and taught 2nd grade in Village Preparatory School:  Woodland Hills for two years.  Currently, I am interested in researching effective prevention programs for youth at-risk for developing mental health disorders and the applications of positive psychology in schools.

I was born and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and graduated in 2013 from Moravian College; a small liberal arts college in Bethlehem. After receiving a B.A. in political science and philosophy I worked in a school district as a paraprofessional for a year while attending classes at Lehigh University in order to break into the field of school psychology. My current research interests revolve around understanding protective factors like parental involvement for at-risk populations.

I was born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine and moved to the United States in 2010. I graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then worked as a Child Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counselor at a non-profit organization. I was responsible for designing and delivering group counseling interventions to children with mental health disorders. My current research interests are in the areas of classroom environment, instructional delivery, and student engagement.

After graduating from Westminster College with a B.A. in psychology in 2013, I worked in Pittsburgh, PA as a research associate on a randomized controlled trial studying the statewide implementation of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, an evidence-based treatment for children with disruptive behavior disorders and their caregivers. My current research interests are in the areas of classroom environment, instructional delivery, and student engagement.

I was born in New York City, but quickly moved to Connecticut just hours after my birth and grew up in Connecticut, capping off my experience in the state with attending the University of Connecticut. I graduated in 2014 with a BA in Psychology, Honors track. During my time at UConn, I was involved in a neuroscience research lab, with emphasis placed on dopamine related disorders (depression, Parkinson’s, primarily). I wrote my Honors Thesis on the Individual Differences between Sprague-Dawley Rats on a Progressive Ratio Operant Task. Currently, my research interests have switched from rats to School Psychology, and include motivation and its relation to test anxiety, assessment efficacy, depression, and autism.

I graduated in 2012 from the University of Maryland (go Terps!) with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Human Development. My current research interests include prevention and early intervention programming in the school system, especially related to the development of self-regulation and coping skills.

I have a B.A. in policy studies from Syracuse University and a M.S. in teaching from Pace University. Prior to graduate school, I taught middle school special education in Brooklyn, NY for 8 years. Broadly, my research relates to issues of social/racial justice and educational equity. I am interested in school discipline, social/emotional/behavioral prevention and intervention, educator mindsets, and research-practice-policy gaps.

I am originally from Wilkes-Barre, PA, although I spent my high school years in Reston, VA.  I graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Psychology and Visual Art.  My research interests include racial awareness and attitudes of biracial children, interventions to improve the social and emotional well-being of children and adolescents, and the impact of physical activity on academic outcomes.

I am originally from Germany but have been living in New York and Connecticut since 2001. I graduated from CUNY Hunter College with a Bachelors in Psychology and from Fairfield University with a Masters in Applied Psychology. Prior to coming to Penn State in 2012, I worked for three years as a clinical research assistant at the Rhode Island Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurology. My current research interests are self-efficacy as well as stress and anxiety in children.

I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. I attended Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA where I graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Education in 2012. My current research interests include bullying prevention, measurement and crisis intervention.
I grew up in Pennsylvania and in 2010 graduated from Bloomsburg University of PA with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Gender and Women's Studies. I'm currently interested in protective factors such as peer and parental support.
I grew up in a small town called Lititz, which is in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I graduated from Cornell University in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in Anthropology. That same year I joined the 2006 Teach For America corps in Philadelphia, where I taught 7th and 8th grade science for two years. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 with a master's in education. For the past three years I taught 5th and 6th grade science at Excellence Boys Charter School, an all male, K-8 school in Brooklyn NY. Right now I am interested in researching social-emotional learning and social skill development.
I am originally from Rochester, NY, but I have lived in Philadelphia for the past 7 years. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 with a B.A. in Psychology and French Studies and then worked as a research assistant studying community mental health. My current research interests include early intervention, at-risk populations and bullying.
I graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessalonki, Greece in 2011 with a diploma in Psychology and concentration field in Developmental and School Psychology. My current research interests include language minority students, assessment practices, program evaluation, and implementation science.
I grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania and attended college in New York at Vassar College. After graduation I lived in Philadelphia for a few years where I worked with the School District of Philadelphia. My current research interests are behavior disorders and parenting styles.
I am originally from Washington State. I graduated from Whitman College with a B. A. in Psychology. My current research interests involve multicultural issues and diversity, especially in relation to foreign born and international students. My other interests are shopping, reading , exercising and enjoying the company of good friends.

I am originally from New York City where I graduated from CUNY Hunter College in 2012 with a BA in Psychology. My current research interests include self-regulated learning and school, family, and community partnerships.

I am a 2012 graduate of Penn State with a B. S. in Psychology and a Minor in Human Development and Family Studies. My current research interests include the school psychologists role in the lives of children with chronic illnesses. My other interests include shopping, cooking, Orioles baseball, and of course PENN STATE FOOTBALL (We are!),

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