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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 Sanchez, 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

Mark Zinn
MA in Community Psychology, DePaul University 
Research Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Health Psychology, Electrophysiology, Empowerment 
Faculty Advisor: Leonard Jason, 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

Jordan Reed
BA in Psychology/Sociology; Community Psychology Certificate, Wichita State University
MA in Community Psychology, DePaul University 
Research interests: First-Generation, Historically Underrepresented, and Low-Income Students; Online Communities; Adult Learners; Public Policy; Poverty and Inequality 
Faculty Advisor: Ida Salusky, PhD

Alescia Hollowell
MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan 
Research Interests: 1) Social, cultural, and environmental determinants of health, 2) Health behaviors and outcomes of African American women and families, 3) Community Based Participatory Research 
Faculty Advisors: Jocelyn Carter, PhD & Howard Rosing, PhD