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, Senior Happy Hour, and the Topher Bill Auction, 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 2021/Spring 2022 Psych Reps


Mariana Haugh

Hi all! My name is Mariana and I am a junior from Harpers Ferry, WV! I enjoy going to the gym, reading, and playing with my kitten, Renesmee (yes, from the Twilight saga; don’t worry we call her Wren for short). On a typical day you’ll probably find me at Agora with an iced latte studying or in the cycle studio teaching spin classes. My two favorite shows are Survivor and You, and I love Disney movies. Another fun fact about me is that I am adopted from Ukraine, and no I don’t speak Ukrainian but I WISH I could. Besides being a psych rep I am a member of Psi Chi, Class Council, Alpha Mu Sigma, Washington Guides, and I am a peer mentor! After my time at UMW I hope to get a PhD and eventually come back as a professor! That said, I absolutely love the psychology department and I am so excited to be a psych rep!! You can also email me at I cannot wait for the rest of this year 🙂


Elsa Baumgartner

Hey everyone! My name is Elsa Baumgartner, and I’m a senior here at UMW. I like painting, going thrift shopping, watching movies, and if it’s a crazy Friday night you can usually find me watching New Girl for the fiftieth time and eating stir fry. I love going on hikes (especially at sunrise and sunset) and I’m a member of the One Note Stand, an a capella group on campus. I have a deep love for the Psychology department here at UMW, and psychology in general, so I’m incredibly excited to be a Psych Rep this year!I If you have any questions or concerns about the Psych department (or any questions or concerns at all!) please don’t hesitate to reach out to me, or any of the Psych Reps! You can also email me at We’re here to help and make your lives easier.


Elizabeth Jones

Hi everyone! My name is Lizzie Jones and I am a senior. I am so excited to be one of your Psych Reps for the year! I am from Sterling, Virginia, and some of my favorite hobbies are going to the gym, spending time with friends and shopping. I’m currently a member of Psi Chi, on Dr. Wilson’s research team, and I also work in the Center for Career and Professional Development on campus, so if you ever need a resume looked at or any help in that field, don’t hesitate to ask! You can also email me at I look forward to having a great year with you all!


Armon Barnes

Hi everyone! My name is Armon Barnes and I am a junior 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 Diversity Peer Educator and Peer Mentor. 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!