Peer Advisors Spring 2020

Peer Advising Team Spring 2020

Dr. Sadler

Director

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Dr. Sadler is an Associate Professor at SDSU. She completed her PhD in Social Psychology from CU Boulder and her Undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Her research interests include category differentiation and inter-group evaluative bias, the formation of stereotyping and prejudice in groups and the implications for information processing.

Dr. Turner

Associate Director

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Dr. Katherine Turner is the Associate Director of Psychology Undergraduate Advising and Programs at SDSU. Dr. Turner completed her Masters and PhD at Stanford University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at SDSU in the Brain Imaging Laboratory. Dr. Turner has written papers on functional connectivity and visual processing in Autism. Her current research interests include the role of attention in student engagement and forensic developmental psychology.

Graduate Advisers

Angela

Angela is a second year MA student in Psychology, conducting research on the relationship between contextual ethnic diversity and various implicit biases. Upon graduation, she plans on working at a post-secondary educational institution in student affairs. During her spare time, Angela enjoys to garden.

Kat

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Kat is a first year MS student in Applied Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Upon graduation, she hopes to go straight into the workforce and pursue a career as a Consultant or Talent Management Specialist. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to Disneyland, and spoiling her Beagle named Bobby.

Teaching Assistants

Boyu

Boyu

Boyu is an international undergraduate student at SDSU. She is a senior majoring in psychology. She is a research assistant in Body Image, Sexuality and Health Lab. She hopes to pursue a PhD degree in clinical health psychology. Her research interests are risk factors, prevention and treatment for eating disorders. She loves spicy food and spending time with her cat.  

Brenda

Brenda

Brenda is a senior pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Counseling and Social Change. She plans to attend graduate school to become a high school academic counselor. On the side, Brenda works in a middle school tutoring students and holds a crew lead position with AMC Theaters. Her hobbies include reading, listening to music and watching Netflix series. In her spare time, you can find her in Disneyland and hanging out with friends.

Josh

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Josh is in his fourth year striving towards a BA in Psychology with a minor in Counseling and Social Change.  After Josh finishes his athletic and academic career at SDSU, he plans on joining the workforce as a teacher/coach. Josh enjoys using his platform as a Division 1 football player, to give back to the community and he is currently serving as President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee for the 2019-2020 school year. He is also in Dr. Thoman’s Motivation and Social Identity research lab.

Returning Advisers

Bella

Bella is currently a junior pursuing her BA in Psychology with a minor in Social Work. After graduation, she plans on going to graduate school for either Social Work or Counseling. She wants to eventually work with individuals who are struggling with substance abuse in a rehabilitation setting. Outside of school, Bella enjoys spending time with friends and family, drinking too much coffee, and going to the beach.

Brianna

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Brianna is a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Counseling and Social Change. After graduating with her BA, she plans to attend graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and wants to specialize in pediatric neuropsychology in the hopes of helping children. In addition to being an academic peer advisor in the psychology office, she is a research assistant in Dr. Wiggins’ TEND Lab. Outside of school, Brianna loves reading, running, and spending time with her friends and family.

Cassie

Cassie is a third year pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Gerontology. She is focusing on developmental psychology and plans to work with the elderly in the health field. This is her second year as a Psychology Undergraduate Advisor and is excited to meet students and help them plan their future at SDSU and beyond. Outside of psychology, Cassie is involved in Greek Life as a member of Gamma Phi Beta and enjoys being active outside.

Cindy L.

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Cindy is a junior pursuing a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in I/O Psychology. She serves as the vice president for the Psychology Club on campus and is an active member of Psi Chi. She is also a research assistant in Dr. Armor’s lab. Cindy is planning to go to graduate school to obtain a Master’s in I/O Psychology. In her free time, she enjoys working out, hanging out with friends, and looking for new local food spots.

Danny

Danny is a junior pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. He is not sure of his future career plans yet but he does wish to attend graduate school. In his free time, Danny likes to hike, draw, go to the gym, and cook.

Hayden

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Hayden is a senior pursuing a BA in Psychology. After he graduates, he is considering pursuing a MS in I/O Psychology. In his free time Hayden enjoys snowboarding, going to the beach, and going to concerts.

Jade

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Jade is a senior majoring in Psychology. She is a peer advisor with the Psychology Undergraduate advising office and hopes to earn an MSW to work with and advocate for LGBTQ+ youth. Jade loves animals and traveling! 

Jason

Jason is a fourth year student veteran pursuing major in I/O Psychology and a minor in Chicano Studies. He serves as a Peer Mentor and Director of Outreach of PsyMORE. He aspires to obtain a Masters in the I/O track and ultimately have a career as an overpaid government consultant. In his free time, Jason enjoys spending time with his daughter.

Jeffrey

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Jeffrey is a junior pursuing a major in Psychology. He hopes to attend graduate school and study Counseling Psychology, ultimately wanting to help others with their problems so they could get by in life. His hobbies include interacting with anyone and everyone as well as singing and listening to music. Outside of the advising office, Jeffrey is the Academic Coordinator in the Asian Pacific Student Alliance (APSA) coordinating most academic events taking place throughout the school year.

Korynn

Korynn

Korynn is a junior pursuing a BA in Psychology. After completing her undergraduate studies, she plans to attend a graduate program in the field of Sports Psychology and also hopes to enter a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. Along with being a peer advisor, Korynn is currently Co-Director of Community Outreach for the Dance Marathon Leadership Team and a volunteer for the Associated Students Food Pantry. In her free time, Korynn enjoys shopping, working out, and listening to new music.

Maile

Maile

Maile is a fourth year Industrial-Organizational Psychology major with minors in International Studies and Chinese. Maile plans to pursue a graduate program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. She is passionate about helping other people and wants to work for a large international business. She is an active member of organizations, such as the Psychology Club, Psi Chi, Asian Pacific Student Alliance, the National Japanese American Citizen League, and the Hawai’i’s Daughters Guild of California. Maile served as the Director of Recruitment for Kappa Alpha Theta.

Makenna

Originally from the San Francisco area, Makenna is a senior and currently is pursuing a Psychology major with a minor in Counseling and Social Change. She plans to attend graduate school and obtain a masters in School Psychology. She eventually would like to work with children in the special education population. Outside of advising, Makenna is very involved in campus by being the CEO of Kappa Alpha Theta and an active member of SISSTER (Sororities Invested in Survivor Support, Training and Ending Rape Culture). In her free time, Makenna enjoys enjoys going to the beach, hiking, exploring San Diego, and trying new foods. 

Meghan

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Meghan is a junior pursuing a major in Psychology with a minor in Islamic and Arabic Studies. She is the current President of the SDSU chapter of Psi Chi and a current member and previous officer for the Psychology Club. After graduation she plans to obtain her PhD in Social Psychology. Her ultimate career goals include becoming a professor and conducting research on intergroup and intra-minority bias.

Nathaniel

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Nathaniel is a senior majoring in Psychology with an I/O emphasis and a minor in Counseling and Social Change. He aspires to pursue a graduate degree in Sports Psychology and create a career in the expanding esports industry. During his free time, he enjoys going to the gym, playing video games, and going out with friends.

Olivia

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Olivia is a senior pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Business. In addition to working in the advising office, she is a part of Psi Chi and Psychology Club. She plans to work in the Industrial/Organizational field of Psychology. In her free time, Olivia enjoys working out, reading, and going to the beach.

Saloni

Saloni is a third year student pursuing a BA in Psychology and a double minor in Child and Family Development and Public Health. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in Clinical Psychology. Saloni is currently working as a Research Assistant in Dr. Weersing’s Child and Adolescent Anxiety and Mood Program. Saloni is also a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. In her free time, Saloni likes to workout, explore San Diego, and spend time with her friends and family.

Sammy

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Sammy is a junior with a major in Psychology and double minor in Counseling and Social Change and Biology. She is currently working for a YMCA program called Teens in Motion, which is an after-school program for special needs high school students. Her dream is to become an occupational therapist for children diagnosed with autism. She is currently the Secretary of SDSU’s Women’s water polo club team and loves to swim in her spare time.

Sarah

Sarah

Sarah is a senior pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Counseling and Social Change. She is passionate about family dynamics and plans to obtain an MFT license with an emphasis in Domestic Violence and Crisis Intervention. In her free time, Sarah loves to read books and play with her dog.

Tiare

Tiare

Tiare is a fourth year student pursuing a BA in Psychology with a minor in Counseling & Social Change. She is a first-generation college student, as well as a transfer student. Along with being a peer advisor, Tiare is also a tutor in the SDSU Writing Center and is involved in Psi Chi. She hopes to become an academic advisor in the future and help students navigate through college. In her free time, Tiare loves to spend time with her family, friends, and girlfriend.

Working Advisers

Alejandra

Alejandra

Alejandra is a second year pursuing a degree in Psychology. She aspires to gain a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a potential emphasis in Forensic Psychology. She hopes to one day work in a private practice and court setting. In her free time, Alejandra enjoys reading, painting, and discovering new places.

Angella

Angella

Angella is a fourth year student pursuing a BA in Psychology and a minor in Counseling and Social Change. She hopes to attend graduate school and become a licensed mental health professional in order to attain a career as a counselor for teens and young adults. In her free time she enjoys learning to play new instruments, spending time with friends and family, and exploring new places in San Diego.

Brittany

Brittany

Brittany is pursuing a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Child Development. She is hoping to obtain a PhD in Pediatric Neuropsychology right after graduating with a BA. She hopes to treat kids in different countries with neurological diseases and developmental delays. She enjoys dancing on the Diamonds dance team and hanging out with friends. 

Cindy K.

Cindy

Cindy is a third year pursuing a degree in Psychology with a minor in Counseling and Social Change. She hopes to attend graduate school to attain her Master’s in Social Work, and wants to work with vulnerable, oppressed individuals across many demographics. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new restaurants, hiking, traveling, and enjoying quality time with friends and family.

Claire

Claire 

Claire is a third year pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She aspires to travel around the world helping improve people’s lives in a business setting. Outside of school she enjoys spontaneous adventures, camping, eating all the yummy food, and reading while hammocking.  

Jessica

Jessica

Jessica is a senior pursuing a degree in Psychology with a minor in Counseling and Social Change. After graduation she plans on attending graduate school to complete a Master’s Degree in Education. Some of her hobbies include reading, hiking and searching for new coffee shops. She is also a mentor in the SOAR (Success, Opportunity, Academic, Relationships) Program on campus.  

Kaitlin C. 

Kaitlin

Kaitlin is a second year pursuing her BA in Psychology with a minor in Counseling and Social Change. She plans on attending graduate school for School Counseling in hopes of becoming a high school counselor. She is involved in Psi Chi, serves as the Council of Sciences Student Representative for Active Minds, and is a research assistant in Dr. Rachel Haine-Schlagel’s Parents and Caregivers in Services Lab. Outside of school, Kaitlin enjoys exploring coffee shops with her friends, going to concerts, reading, and traveling. 

Kaitlin R. 

Kaitlin

Kaitlin is a third year pursuing a degree in psychology with a minor in Counseling and Social Change. She aspires to gain a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology and open her own private practice one day. She wants to work with adolescents and young adults. In her free time, Kaitlin enjoys playing the guitar, drawing and painting, and working out. 

Katie 

Katie

Katie is a third year pursuing a degree in Psychology. She is hoping to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology, and wants to work with children in the future. When she is not working as a nanny, she enjoys running near the beach, traveling, or spending time with her friends and family.  

Lisi

Lisi

Lisi is a senior pursuing a degree in Psychology with minors in Spanish and Political Science. She is hoping to pursue a Master’s in General Psychology and then a PhD in Psychology in order to become a professor. She enjoys watching Netflix, learning, dancing, hiking, traveling and meeting new people. 

Maya

Maya

Maya is a third year pursuing a degree in Psychology with a minor in Counseling and Social Change. She is hoping to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology to work with youth under the age of 18 suffering from trauma. She enjoys traveling, writing, meditation and spending time with family and friends. 

Nick 

Nick

Nick is a third-year Psychology major and hopes to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology. He hopes to work with adolescents suffering from mental illness. He is a peer educator in Aztecs Reaching Aztecs (ARA) within Counseling and Psychological Services and is a lab manager for Dr. Margaret Friend’s Child and Infant Development lab. He enjoys spending time with friends, drawing, and studying ~Astrology~. 

Rachel

Rachel

Rachel is a third year pursuing a degree in Psychology and minors in Chemistry and Chinese. She is on the pre-medical track, and aspires to one day open her own private psychiatric practice or work as a primary care physician. In her free time, she likes to travel, try new food, listen to crime podcasts, and watch feel-good shows on Netflix.  

Tiffany

Tiffany

Tiffany is a senior pursuing a degree in Psychology. She aspires to receive her Master’s in Social Work with an emphasis in Trauma so that one day she can open a center for social, behavioral and spiritual healing. She enjoys traveling, nature, meditation and spending time with her loved ones. 

Training Advisers

Alexia: Sophomore

Alexia is studying Psychology and minoring in Marketing with plans of pursuing a Master’s degree in I/O. 

Briana: Junior

Briana is majoring in Psychology with plans of pursuing a Master’s degree and later a PhD in Engineering Psychology. 

Dafne: Junior

Dafne is studying Psychology with a Counseling & Social Change minor as well as an Honors minor in Interdisciplinary Studies with plans of pursuing a Master’s degree and working as a school counselor.  

Daniela: Junior

Daniela is studying Psychology with a minor in History and Anthropology and plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology.

Delsen: Junior

Delsen is studying Psychology and minoring in Counseling and Social Change with plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Counseling. 

Elijah: Junior

Elijah is studying Psychology with a minor in Counseling and Social Change and plans on pursuing a Master’s in Counseling.  

Elisa: Junior

Elisa is majoring in Psychology with plans of pursuing a Master’s degree in School Counseling.  

Gabi: Sophomore

Gabi is studying Psychology and minoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with plans of pursuing a Master’s degree and becoming a high school counselor. 

Gabriel: Junior

Gabriel is a third year undergraduate studying Psychology with an emphasis in pre-medical science with plans on pursuing a medical degree and working as a psychiatrist or neurologist.

Gabriela: Junior

Gabriela is studying Psychology and minoring in Spanish, with plans of pursuing a PhD in Neuropsychology.

Kenzie: Sophomore

Kenzie is studying Psychology and minoring in Sociology with plans of pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Psychology. 

Madison: Sophomore

Madison is pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Child and Family Development with plans of obtaining a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology.

Martin: Junior

Martin is studying Psychology and plans on going to graduate school with an undecided emphasis.

Paige: Sophomore

Paige is studying Psychology with a minor in Business and Counseling & Social Change with plans on pursuing a PsyD degree in Clinical Psychology.

Sydney: Sophomore

Sydney is studying Psychology and plans to add a Child and Family Development minor and she plans on obtaining either a Master’s degree or PhD in Clinical Psychology. 

Tonantzin: Sophomore

Tonantzin is studying Psychology and minoring in Counseling and Social Change. She plans on pursuing a Master’s degree and working as a child psychologist.