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Community Psychology Graduate Students

 ​Community Student Bios

Wendy de los Reyes
B.S.Ed. in Human and Social Development, Psychology, University of Miami
M.S.Ed. in Community and Social Change, University of Miami
Research Interests: Acculturation and adaptation of immigrants and refugees, Latinx populations, ​mentoring and social support.
Faculty Advisors: Bernadette Sánchez, PhD, Anne Saw, PhD 

Kayleigh Zinter
BS in Psychology with a minor in History, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Research Interests: College homelessness, resilience and coping in individuals facing adversity and/or who have experienced trauma, social justice.
Faculty Advisor: Susan D. McMahon, PhD

Yesenia Garcia Murillo
BA in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice, Saint Xavier University
Research Interests: Attainment of higher education in Latinx immigrant minorities and school-based interventions aimed at systematic barriers for minority youth.
Faculty Advisors: Bernadette Sá​nchez, PhD & Susan McMahon, PhD

Ted Bobak
BA in Psychology, Governors State University  
Research Interests: Substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery.
Faculty Advisor: Leonard A. Jason, PhD

Rebecca McGarity-Palmer
BA in Psychology, Houghton College
Research Interests: Gender and race equity particularly in health and education, intersectional feminism, program evaluation, and systems change.
Faculty Advisor: Joseph R. Ferrari, PhD

Lidia Monjaras Gaytan
BA in Psychology at San Diego State University 
Research Interests: Mentoring, educational experiences of ethnic minority and first-generation students, educational attainment, higher education, college adjustment, resilience, college transition, and critical consciousness.
Faculty Advisor: Bernadette Sánchez, PhD 

Annie Wegrzyn
BA in Psychology, North Central College 
Research Interests: Community-based responses to violence against women, vicarious trauma, housing interventions and homelessness prevention, trauma-informed care.
Faculty Advisor: Megan Greeson, PhD​

Amy Anderson
BA in Psychology at Oklahoma State University 
MA in Community Psychology at DePaul University
Research Interests: Educational equity, positive youth development, social justice, and supportive adult-youth relationships.  
Faculty Advisor: Bernadette Sánchez, PhD

Kendall Crum
B.S. in Psychology with Community Concentration, Georgia State University
M.S. in Professional Counseling, Georgia State University
M.A. in Community Psychology, DePaul University
Research Interests: Evaluation, community-based participatory research, homelessness.
Faculty Advisor: Joe Ferrari, PhD 

Mayra Guerrero
BA in Psychology, City College of New York 
Research Interests: Long-term recovery from substance addiction, reintegration issues among veterans, social networks and recovery, drug policy.
Faculty Advisor: Leonard Jason, PhD

Jeremy Jagers
BA in Interdisciplinary Studies in Health and Society at Michigan State University 
Research Interests: Institutional trust, cultural mistrust, suicide prevention, peer victimization and bullying, racial discrimination in education.
Faculty Advisor: LaVome Robinson, PhD 

Shaun Bhatia
MS in Epidemiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BS in Statistics/Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests: Environmental criminology/psychology, disparities in education, statistics and data science, geospatial reasoning.   
Faculty Advisor: Leonard A. Jason, PhD

Helena Swanson
BA in Psychological Science with a minor in Gerontology, Central Connecticut State University 
Research Interests: Aging, ageism, community services for older adults, life-span development, and food & housing insecurity. 
Faculty Advisor: Joseph Mikels, PhD & Joseph Ferrari, PhD ​