Forensic psychology graduate student looking for research opportunities
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Location: Irvine, CA, USA
School: University of California, Irvine
Major: Legal & Forensic Psychology

Forensic psychology graduate student looking for research opportunities

M.A.
Legal and Forensic Psychology
University of California, Irvine June 2021

B.S.
Texas Christian University May 2019
Psychology
Cum Laude

B.S.
Texas Christian University May 2019
Criminal Justice
Cum Laude

HONORS & AWARDS

TCU Dean’s Honor Roll, Spring 2018, Fall 2018
TCU Scholar, Fall 2018
TCU College of Science & Engineering (SERC) Undergraduate Research Grant, Fall 2017

ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society
Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology
Sigma Kappa Sorority

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate Research Project Coordinator, 04/2017 to 05/2018
Department of Psychology, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

Description: Conducted an independent research project after being awarded a SERC Undergraduate Research Grant through the College of Science and Engineering. Research looked at the order of stimulus presentation in receptive learning trials and its influence on children’s acquisition. Participants were kindergarten age children who were taught the stimuli in three separate conditions: sample first presentation, simultaneous presentation, and repeated presentation. Previous research in our lab has found that sample first presentation produces faster acquisition. This particular study looked at whether there was an advantage to repeating the verbal label. Results of study were inconclusive which is comparable to other studies conducted on this topic. Research was presented at the Student Research Symposium in Spring 2018.

Research Assistant, 08/2016 to 05/2018
Department of Psychology, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

Description: Undergraduate research assistant that collaborated with graduate students and lab supervisor to collect data from participants at off site locations, create stimuli for multiple research studies being conducted by the lab, and enter data into lab database on language acquisition in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Attended weekly meetings for research study and results updates.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Intake Intern, 01/2019 to Present
One Safe Place

Description: Part time internship with Tarrant County’s Family Justice Center. Conduct client screenings and intakes and assist with safety-planning and resource referrals. Input client information into online software system (ETO). Answer phone calls from clients and general public regarding services. Participate in multi-disciplinary meetings such as high-risk case review with Tarrant County Council on Family Violence. Maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion due to the sensitive subject area.

Evaluations Assistant, 05/2018 to Present
Central Coast Clinical and Forensic Psychology Services

Description: Part time paid position assisting with annual psychological evaluations. Inscribe sections of annual evaluations based on confidential patient records provided by inpatient facilities for civil commitment reevaluations. Review 12-18 months of civil commitment documents for each individual convicted sexual offender and compile pertinent information relevant to offender’s rehabilitative progress. Maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion due to the sensitive subject area.

Athletic Academic Services Office Tutor, 9/2017 to 12/2018
Texas Christian University Athletic Department

Description: Work as an undergraduate tutor for student athletes in a variety of topics. Subjects include but are not limited to: social work, psychology of counseling, social psychology, abnormal psychology, behavioral research, research methods, elementary statistics, criminal law, courts and judicial processes, criminology, crime scene investigation. Maintain confidentiality and discretion in compliance with NCAA policies.

Communications Intern, 11/2016 to 05/2017
Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office

Description: Unpaid internship position that researched current and past court case information and wrote press releases and quarterly newsletters. Updated social media and website content for entire District Attorney’s office. Attended, actively engaged and summarized trials for public distribution purposes. Developed methods to engage the community and other target audiences with personnel of the criminal justice system.

Volunteer Intern, 06/2016 to 08/2016, 05/2017 to 07/2017
Atascadero Police Department

Description: Investigated current cases with detectives and assisted with solving cases when opportunity was presented. Answered non-emergency calls in dispatch and filled out the necessary call logs and records paperwork. Shadowed officers during day and night patrol shifts and responded to a variety of calls alongside officers of various rank. Volunteered countless hours for the betterment of the department.

Administrative Assistant, 05/2016 to 08/2016, 06/2017 to 08/2017
Orthopedic Specialty Associates

Description: Diligently organized various administrative office documents and filed them in the appropriate places. Scanned and uploaded confidential patient documents to their designated medical folders and maintained confidentiality in compliance with HIPPA. Updated prison inmate patient medical folders when necessary. Improved organization and time management skills through the fast pace work environment of the orthopedic surgeons’ office.

LEADERSHIP & VOLUNTEER WORK

Executive Vice President, 01/2017 to 12/2017
Sigma Kappa Sorority, Kappa Eta Chapter

Served as the Kappa Eta chapter’s Executive Vice President for the 2017 term. Duties included enforcing the chapter’s code of conduct, national policies, and TCU fraternity and sorority life protocols, risk management, and leading the judicial branch of a sorority of over 240 women as Standard’s Council leader. Educated the chapter members on Title XI, hazing prevention, and underage alcohol consumption ramifications.

Alzheimer’s Association Volunteer, 10/2015 to 10/2018
Fort Worth, TX

Fundraised money and participated in Fort Worth’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s three years as the number one fundraising team raising over $50,000. Helped organize Sigma Kappa Carnival, a philanthropy event in which proceeds are donated to the North Central Texas chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Frog Camp Facilitator, 08/2017
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

Facilitated various welcome activities for incoming students during Frog Camp as a leader of the most competitive on-campus student organization. Spent four days at an off-campus location informing students on what college life is like. Topics discussed with students included but are not limited to light hearted conversations about the dining hall, library, class sizes etc. and more serious topics such as Title IX, underage alcohol consumption, and depression/anxiety.

Frogs First Leader, 08/2017
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

Led first year TCU students to various mandatory campus organized events during their first weekend on campus. Facilitated group discussions on biggest fears/goals of college, equal treatment and TCU’s diversity policy, and how to live by TCU’s mission statement. Created meaningful bonds with the students as their mentor and still assist students in small group with various aspects of life today.

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