Psych Reps

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, and Senior Happy Hour, among others.

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.


Fall 2022/Spring 2023 Psych Reps

Mariana Haugh

Hi all! My name is Mariana, and I am a senior from Harpers Ferry, WV! Besides being a psych rep, I am a member of Psi Chi, Class Council, Washington Guides, and I teach cycling classes at Campus Rec. After my time at UMW I hope to get a PhD in Neuroscience or Experimental Psychology and research psychoactive substances 🙂 That said, I absolutely love the psychology department and I am so excited to be a returning psych rep this year!!

Armon Barnes

Hi everyone! My name is Armon Barnes and I am a senior at Mary Wash. I am very excited to be a Psych Rep! I hope that when I graduate from Mary Wash I will be able to go to graduate school and pursue a masters degree and then a PhD. I really enjoy playing sports on campus like basketball and volleyball, and I am also involved with the James Farmer Multicultural Center as a student worker and Student Coordinator for the Farmer Fellows Diversity Peer Educator Program. I will also be a student lab aide this year for the psychology department so if you ever have any questions about the department, feel free to ask me! You can also email me at I wish you all a great and successful year and I hope to meet and get to know some of you as well!

Jordan Lyons

Hi everyone! I am Jordan Lyons. I’m from Fairfax, VA and am a junior. As well as being a psych major, I am also on the volleyball team here at Mary Wash and on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee! I have always been very excited to study psychology and would like to focus on criminal or forensic psychology in the future. I’m super excited to be one of your psychology reps this year! One fun fact about me is that my cousin, Xavier Herring, is also a psychology major here! If you have any questions please don’t be afraid to reach out! My email is!

Rob Oehler

My name is Rob Oehler, I use He/Him pronouns, and I am a Junior Psych Major and Contemplative Studies Minor. I am aiming for a Ph.D. in Clinical psychology with a focus on mindfulness interventions and 3rd wave behavioral therapies. I became a Psych Rep to represent my peers and get more opportunities to interact with our faculty. I am looking forward to more opportunities for everyone in the major to be engaged and support each other with department events. I’ve been engaged on campus in the Presidential Emerging Leaders Program (PELP) and the UMW Buddhist Student Sangha (BSS), starting this Spring I will be a Lab Aide as well. Some fun facts include I took a gap year of service in 2020 with AmeriCorps NCCC, I have two pets, love folk and punk music, and enjoy meditating outside. I am proud to be one of your reps, please reach out to me at if you’d like to talk about anything relating to the department!