Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Why did you choose graduate school at IUPUI?
I chose to attend graduate school at IUPUI because I admired my mentor that I now work with, Dr. Melissa Cyders. Her research aligns closely with my interests and her support has been great! I also liked the vast amount of practicum opportunities that many other programs did not offer.
What has been your favorite academic accomplishment since you’ve been here?
My favorite academic accomplishment has been receiving the *NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship Program award.
What do you enjoy most about life in Indianapolis?
I enjoy trying out all the restaurants Indy has to offer!
Please provide some details about your work/research as a graduate student and/or any activities you are involved in.
I have begun to develop a novel addition to urgency theory (the tendency to respond impulsively in the face of strong emotions) by considering whether emotion-based decision making plays a role in adaptive forms of risk-taking.
*The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.”