C.V.
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Location: Pomona, CA, USA
School: California Polytechnic University, Pomona
Major: Psychology

C.V.

Catherine Smith
26788 Bruce Street - Highland, CA 92346
Phone: ------------
Email: catherinemsmith85@gmail
Education

2016 A.A. Psychology
San Bernardino Valley College – California
701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA
GPA: 3.69

2016 A.A. Business Accounting,
San Bernardino Valley College – California
701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino, CA
GPA: 3.69

2019 B.A. Psychology
California Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA
GPA: 3.73



Honors and Awards

2010-2016 Dean’s List, San Bernardino Valley College.
2016-2019 Dean’s List, College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at California Polytechnic University, Pomona.
2019 Western Psychological Association Student Scholarship Award.


Research Experience
Undergraduate Research Assistant for Dr. Michael Giang, Associate professor
Department of Psychology
California Polytechnic University, Pomona.
September 1, 2018 - Present
• Proposed and created research concerning therapy as a moderator between sexual assault and externalizing behaviors.
• Catherine Smith, Mimi Tran, Ireland Cullinan, Alejandrina Ramirez, Genesis Zamora, and Michael T. Giang (2019); Does Therapy Effect the Relationship Between Sexual Assault and Drug Use Across cultures.

 Applied Longitudinal data from the longitudinal study of adolescent to adult health to test the effectiveness of therapy. Data ran through Andrew Hayes moderation analysis.
 Directed research that involved creating organized meetings, assigning tasks, and signifying needs and appreciation with teammates.
 Presented honors thesis at Western Psychological Association Conference in Pasadena, 2019.

• Planned and initiated research regarding therapy, the number of close friends, and parental warmth as a predictor for externalizing/Internalizing behaviors.
• Catherine Smith, Alejandrina Ramirez, Krista Benton, Jasmine Leigh, Genesis Zamora, and Michael T. Giang (2020); Preventing Problematic Behaviors Among Survivors of Sexual Assault

 Used data from the longitudinal study of adolescent to adult health to test the effectiveness of therapy, family warmth, and peer relationship. Data computed wi regression model.
 Led research that entailed creating systematic meetings, delegating tasks, and communicating needs and gratitude with teammates.
 Will be presenting honors thesis at Western Psychological Association Conference in San Francisco, 2020.

Undergraduate Research Assistant for Dr. Brianne Davila, Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
California Polytechnic University, Pomona.
June 4, 2018 – August 31, 2018
• Supported and collaborated in research regarding student parent’s perceptions and accommodations.
 Transcribed data collected by professor on the thoughts and feelings of mothers who are working and attending college.
 Collected data on the types of resources and accommodations given to student parents at various universities.

Undergraduate Research Assistant for Dr. Sarah Langford Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
California Polytechnic University, Pomona.
January 1, 2018 - June 1, 2018
• Assisted and collaborated in research regarding gender equality in the workforce, with concentration on the gender proportion within the editorial boards members of ten journal articles.
 Researched board members for data collection
 Input data into Qualtrics for analysis.

• Aided in the development of a new textbook regarding technology in the k-12 classroom.
 Created Annotated Bibliographies
 Group discussions on the relevancy of peer reviewed articles to the textbook being created.

Campus Involvement
Voluntary Undergraduate Teacher’s Assistant
Department of Psychology
California Polytechnic University, Pomona.
September 1, 2019- Present
• Collaborated with advisor in designing and implementing class lectures.
• Graded and scored students assignments.
• Emailed reminders and replied to questions regarding grading criteria, class assignments, and clarification.
Voluntary Undergraduate Project
Department of Psychology
California Polytechnic University, Pomona.
September 1, 2018- Present
• Assisted Advisor in creating the first Annual Brain Awareness Event at California Polytechnic University.
• Created and designed activities to be incorporated into the Brain Awareness Event
 Laffy Taffy Brain
• Constructed brain like structure out of Laffy taffy in Four different colors to demonstrate the four lobe and the ripples within the brain structure.
 Stroop Effect challenge
• Designed two boards with attachable Stroop Effect words and had children challenge each other in how fast the completed the words correctly without saying the wrong color.
 Face Painting/ Tattoo Brain concepts
• The idea of having a center were children could either get their face painted or a temporary tattoo of brain structures, like the action potentials and the chemical messengers.
 Neuron Construction
• Constructed a replica of the neuron in order to show how one neuron communicate to another neuron through chemical messengers, using pipe cleaners and beads.
 Scavenger Hunt with Riddles
• Developed a compilation of riddles that require logical reasoning in order to solve. Riddles ranged from easy to hard and was spread throughout the brain awareness event. Riddles can sharpen our memory and also improve the functionality of our brain.
Voluntary E-Board Member/ Treasure
Psi Chi Honor Society
California State University, Pomona
2018- Present
• Operated and facilitated Psi Chi’s yearly budget through collecting and distributing club funs within Psi Chi functions and meetings.
• Created a midyear and yearly budget report for additional funding to Western Psychological Association conference. Additional funding covered 10 hotels, registration, faculty dinner exchange, and parking for all 43 members who attending the WPA conference.
• Attended meetings and social functions in support of Psi Chi and California Polytechnic University, Pomona in a professional and courteous manner.

Professional Experience
Richman Elementary
700 S Richman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833
Instructional Aid Special Educational
• Encouraged fine and gross motor movement thru instructional play and educational centers.
• Facilitated development in children’s social interactions by pretend play and imitation.
• Assisted in the children’s cognitive and emotional development through structural learning.
• Noted behavioral, cognitive, and social changes to incorporate into children’s individualized educational program.
September 2016 to Present

Butterfly Effects
500 Fairway Drive, Suite 102
Deerfield Beach FL, 33441
Destini Kulik, supervisor
• Attended ABA and RBT training.
• Utilized ABA techniques developed through training on children with special needs.
• Charted behavioral, cognitive, and social changes outlined in the child’s individualized educational program.
August 2015 to September 2016

Boys and Girls Club
1180 W 9th St San Bernardino, CA 92411
Substitute Youth Coordinator
• Encouraged children to be understanding and patient with others.
• Monitored children’s disruptive behavior and recommended other measures to correct behavior to both other staff members and parents.
• Identified early signs of emotional and developmental problems in children and brought them to teachers' attention.
August 2015 to June 2016

Professional Affiliation
2018 Student member of the Western Psychological Association.
2018 Psi Chi International Honors Society

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