The student representatives (a.k.a. psych reps) are a group of psychology students that organize and run various events related to the Department of Psychological Science. These events include the Grad in Residence program, the Fall Picnic, Senior Happy Hour, and the Topher Bill Auction, among others. They also co-organize the Psi Chi symposium alongside the Psi Chi officers.
Additionally, the psych reps hold major meetings, attend faculty meetings to keep the professors informed about what’s going on with the students, and get information from professors to answer student questions. They organize student lunches to meet with people who are being interviewed at the school to become possible professors. Plus, they give valuable input from the student body to the psychology staff on topics such as who to hire for an upcoming year and what classes to offer.
Students have to run to be elected as psych reps by posting their information on the rep board towards the end of the spring semester. There are always four reps, and they are elected by the Psych majors.
Meet the Psych Reps!
I am a junior psychology major, neuroscience and french minor interested in clinical psychology. I am currently the treasurer for Red Cross Club, vice president of our brand new Psychology club, and a member of Best Buddies and the Performing Arts Club. I enjoy using some of my other free time tutoring French, volunteering at Mary Washington Hospital, as well as going out for morning runs and hanging with friends. I am so blessed to have all these responsibilities and opportunities throughout my community and I am excited to be one of your psych reps this year!
I am a senior psychology major. I transferred here to UMW from Germanna in Fall 2015. Currently, I am an orientation leader/peer mentor, a RISE mentor, and one of the senior computer lab aides here in Mercer. I am also proud to be on Dr. Hampton’s very last research team before he retires. I love being involved on campus as much as I can, and I am super excited to be one of your psychology representatives this year! Following graduation, I hope to attend graduate school and work with at risk youth. Some of my favorite things are pugs, donuts, and the color pink!
I am a junior psychology major from North Garden, Va. After graduation I plan on going to grad school to get my masters in Education. Fun fact about me, I absolutely love cows!
I’m a junior Psychology major concentrating in Spanish. My family currently lives in MA, and I have a younger sister, a dog named Addie, and two cats. My favorite color is purple, and I hope to go to grad school after I graduate.