Vanessa Urquizo is a rising Senior at University of Kentucky and is a double major in Management and Marketing. She is currently a Teacher Assistant for upper-level Management classes and a Marketing Associate of the Genau Group of Realty. She is Vice-President of Community Service in the Omicron Zeta chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma. She also contributes in the Latinx community as she mentors high school students and has served is various leadership roles in the Latino Student Union. She also served for a year and a half as a full-time missionary in the Dominican Republic.She plans to pursue a PhD in Business Administration and become an educator, but her ultimate goal is to become an inspiration to other Latinx students pursuing Higher-Education.
Alumni by Cohort
Horatio Traylor is a rising senior at Louisiana State University from Monroe, Louisiana. He is majoring in Psychology and is currently a member of the Diversity and Employee Well-Being Lab at LSU under the direction of Dr. Rachel Williamson-Smith, researching employee well-being, diversity, personality and individual differences. He is a Discover Undergraduate Research Grant Recipient and is currently conducting an individual research project on women of an ethnic/racial minority. Horatio hopes to attain a doctoral degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology with broad interests in I/O including diversity, wellbeing, personality, assessment, motivation, morale and decision making.
Sophie Stypelkoski is a rising senior at the University of Florida. She is majoring in psychology with minors in anthropology and business administration. Sophie currently serves as director of internal programming for UF Psychology Club & Psi Chi. She is also a member of the UF Social and Behavioral Sciences PhD Preparatory Program where she mentors other undergraduates on their path to graduate school and attends research conferences. Sophie currently works as a research assistant in the Rudeness Lab within the UF Department of Management, advised by Dr. Erez and Dr. Cooper, where she studies the impact of rudeness on teams/groups and the degree to which individuals can be protected from subsequent exposure to rudeness. She also works as a research assistant in the Health Communication and Information Behavior Lab within the UF Department of Mass Communication, advised by Dr. Strekalova, where she studies expert communication as well as students’ sense of community and social support networks. After graduating, Sophie plans on pursuing a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and her primary areas of interest are motivation, workplace culture, well-being, stress and burnout.
Magali Scotto is a senior at the University of Central Florida. She is majoring in Psychology with a declared track in Industrial Organizational Psychology. She is a member of Student Professionals for Industrial Organizational Psychology and the Psychological Society. Magali is currently a research assistant for the Stressful Events and Experiences (SEE) Research Group. The focus of the research group is to better understand how employees react to and process stressful events at work. Magali plans to pursue a master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology and apply her knowledge of psychological principles to solve problems in the workplace and improve employees’ quality of life.