I recently completed my undergraduate degree in psychology from Missouri State University this past fall. I am a member of Psi Chi and I have been involved with an array of different organizations while on campus. I was a research assistant in the Psychology Department, a Resident Assistant in University Housing and an active member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority as an appointed official. I plan to attend the University of Miami this upcoming fall. I will be working towards an M.S.Ed with a concentration in Research, Measurement, and Evaluation. After the completion of my master’s, I hope to be accepted into a Ph.D. in I/O Psychology program in order to continue working in academia. My research interests are related to psychometrics and the validation of test and assessments that are used to identify individual traits and characteristics.
A research topic I am interested in pursuing during the Institute would be the development and/or validation of tests and assessments that are used in the workplace. I would like to have the opportunity to learn more about how personal or cognitive traits have an effect on job outcome and performance.