Dylan Reeves is a junior at the University of South Florida majoring in Psychology. Originally, he was born in Chicago, IL, but has spent the majority of his life in Pompano Beach, Florida. Dylan joined the armed forces after graduating high school in 2011. At the end of his four year active duty obligation he became engaged within the I/O community by becoming a research assistant for Dr. Tammy Allen’s lab and later Dr. Michael Brannick’s lab. He is projected to complete his undergraduate degree by the end of spring 2017 and plans to seek acceptance into a Ph.D. program. After successfully obtaining his Ph.D., his goal is to make a positive change in soldiers’ lives by developing an efficient work-family system, one that reduces the daily stresses of work, and will cater to a diverse culture. Dylan’s research interests include work-family conflict, selection, team effectiveness, training, stress, mentoring, and mindfulness. Overall, the amount of knowledge that is understood about organizations is still in its developing stages and there is plenty room for expansion and growth. Dylan wishes to be a part of that growth.
McKenzie Preston is a senior at Georgia Gwinnett College majoring in International Business. He has been involved in various research projects focused on change initiatives, education and workplace diversity. He is currently working on a research project that focuses on the various business function profiles. McKenzie is hoping to pursue a master’s degree in I/O psychology as well as a PhD. in Human Resources/Organizational Behavior on his way to becoming a college professor.
Rose Brown is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is double majoring in Business Management with a focus on Organizational Management and Psychology. She is an intern for the University Professional Internship Program and works as a Director of the Volunteer Outreach Leadership Panel. She currently coordinates and oversees hundreds of volunteer opportunities and service projects. She has most recently created the platform “Feeding America-America’s Move to Stop Poverty and Food Insecurity.” Within this initiative she leads college tours for those that are homeless, suffering food insecurity, or currently living in poverty. Those who attend these college tours receive free business cards, attend workshops on professionalism and goal setting, and receive a certificate at the end of their tour for their completion of this portion of the program. Not only do the participants get a taste of college life and learn about their resources, they are reminded ultimately they can do anything they put their mind to. In addition, within this initiative she coordinates beauty pageants at local women’s shelters. These beauty pageants remind the women they are extraordinary, capable of doing anything they put their mind to, and that their circumstance does not define who they are as a person. Furthermore, within this initiative she coordinates and leads birthday parties at local group homes, orphanages, and foster homes. These parties serve as a platform to remind the kids they are special and loved. Currently Rose holds three presidential positions on campus and is a member of five honor societies. She looks forward to pursuing graduate school and earning a PhD in Organizational Behavior. She aspires to become a professor and continue her efforts as a humanitarian and philanthropist.
My name is Monica Robledo Cornejo I am in my Junior year at Sonoma State University in California. I am working towards finishing my Bachelor Degree in Psychology with a minor in Queer Studies. As a McNair Scholar, I am conducting research on the distinct communication styles among the undocumented population. Currently, I am working for a community college as a Program Specialist for the Student Success Team where I am working to help students succeed in an academic and personal level.
My academic goal is to earn a PhD in the Communication Studies Discipline with an Interpersonal and Cultural emphasis. Graduation rates among underrepresented students are not high; with this degree I plan to become a Professor and mentor underrepresented students to help further their education.