B.S. Psychology, University of Notre Dame
• Family relationships, teacher-child relationships, peer relationships
• How home and school environments interact to impact youth development
• Strength-based approaches to supporting youth well-being
• Optimizing family and school systems to support youth development
Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) Conference Presentation: Evaluating Parent and Teacher Reports of Child Adjustment in the Home and School
University of Notre Dame Human Development Conference Presentation: Evaluating Parent and Teacher Reports of Child Adjustment in the Home and School
GRA in Dr. Mona El-Sheikh’s Child Sleep, Heath, and Development Lab
2021 The Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship, Auburn University
“If I do but one thing today, may I be human sunshine for someone.” - butterflies rising
In my free time, I love to head out on long runs, go hiking with my dog, or get lost in an interesting book.
What advice would you offer to someone thinking about graduate school?
An incredibly important part of graduate school are the people you end up with – inform your decision-making process by having conversations and making connections with not only the professor you hope to work with, but also current students in the program. I chose Auburn not just because of my research interests, but also for the kindness I felt from everyone I met, and now having begun my first year here, I am so glad I did!