RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

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2022 COMMENCEMENT

February 2, 2022

After four years filled with a concerning amount of coffee and an even more alarming lack of sleep, I am thrilled to be graduating from Webster University on May 14, 2022! I will be the first performance student in the Sargent Conservatory to have successfully completed a double major (B.S. in Psychology and BFA in Acting) in over 50 years. Additionally, I will be graduating Summa Cum Laude and with departmental honors for both degrees. Thank you to all of my family and friends who helped me reach this "next finish line"- I look forward to celebrating with all of you before determining what my next "marathon" will be!

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PSYCHOLOGY THESIS

December 10, 2021

I had the incredible opportunity to defend my Senior Thesis research at the Research Across Disciplines Conference held at Webster University. Here, I discussed the findings of my study on the effects of unsupportive social interactions on the subjective well-being of college students, specifically comparing these effects for bereaved students with those who experienced other major stressors. The presentation was attended by professionals across a variety of scholarship from various countries, including psychology, sociology, theology and law. After receiving full marks on my defense and final manuscript, I am excited to expand this important research as an Independent Psychology Lab this spring (2022).

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NEW PUBLICATION!

October 6, 2021

I am thrilled to report that I am officially a published psychology author! My first-authored article, "Advocacy in LGBTQ+ Cancer Care: Historical Resilience as a Model for Further Efforts in Psycho-Oncology" was published in the peer-reviewed journal Psychology from the Margins this fall. It was very important to me that my first publication was contributing to literature highlighting groups of people who have been excluded or exploited in psychology and the medical field. This article acknowledges and explores the medical discrimination and harm inflicted on the Queer community over the decade, but centers communal joy, stories of success, and how the resilience that already thrives in LGBTQ+ communities can be uplifted to address disparities in cancer diagnoses, treatment, and survivorship. Check out the article for free online and let's talk about it! 

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