Co-president: Christine Wehner

Hi everyone! My name is Christine Wehner and I’m a Co-President of Psi Chi! I’m a senior majoring in psychology and Women and Gender studies and minoring in English. After getting my undergrad degree, I want to go on to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology and one day focus on studying and treating the effects of trauma in children and LGBTQ+ youth. In addition to psychology, I’m involved in a myriad of activities, including Chi Alpha campus ministry and an internship at Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center. Additionally, I’m fascinated by studying the intricacies of the Bible and biblical history. I also love Tae Kwon Do, which I have a black belt in, and skiing. I am loving being part of Psi Chi leadership because I’ve had such an overwhelmingly positive experience with the psychology department here at UMW, and the chance to get more involved and give back some has been such a blessing! Feel free to reach out and say hi if you have any thoughts, questions, or just want to connect!


Co-president: Vivian Hyatt

Hello! I’m Vivian Hyatt, and I am one of the Psi Chi Co-Presidents for the 2021-2022 school year. I am a senior majoring in psychology and sociology with the hopes of becoming a correctional psychologist in a women’s prison. I am in the honors program and am also a member of Alpha Mu Sigma and Co-President of Mary Massacre, the women’s ultimate frisbee team. Additionally, I love plants, cats, and naps. If you see me around, please say hi 🙂


Secretary: Amira Akam

Hello! I’m Amira Akam, and I am the Psi Chi Secretary for the 2021-2022 school year. I am a senior majoring in psychology, and I am also in the 5-year elementary education program. When I’m not in Mercer, I work as an RA on campus and serve as the Outreach officer for UMW’s Performing Arts Company (PAC)! In my free time I love to read and hike:) I am super excited to be working with our other officers to make this a great year!


Treasurer: Mariana Haugh

Hi everyone! My name is Mariana and I am the Treasurer for Psi Chi!! I am thrilled and honored to hold this position, and I am the treasurer for a few other on-campus organizations so this is my forte! When I am not in Mercer (which is rare, I basically live here) you’ll find me at the gym teaching cycling classes or running around campus with the other organizations I am a part of, I’m really involved around here because I love UMW so much 🙂 a fun fact about me is that I am an honorary cast member at Walt Disney World!


Social Media Chair: Nicole Altenberg

Hi everyone! I’m Nicole Altenberg and I am the Psi Chi Social Media Chair this year. I am a junior Psychology and Women and Gender Studies major from Mount Laurel, NJ! On-campus, I am also the Vice President of the Performing Arts Company and a Student Alumni Ambassador. After UMW, I hope to attend graduate school to pursue a degree in clinical psychology and I am super interested in dance therapy!


Fundraising Chair: Hannah Hoffman

Hello! My name is Hannah Hoffman. I am a senior psychology major and I have a double minor in linguistics and German. My role as a Psi Chi officer this year is to promote local organizations that help people from a psychological standpoint. In my free time, I enjoy playing video games, singing, and taking pictures of mushrooms and flowers.

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