Julia Boehm is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Chapman University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Boehm’s research examines whether positive psychological characteristics such as optimism are associated with improved cardiovascular health. She is also interested in the behavioral and biological processes that are relevant for cardiovascular health. Dr. Boehm has received grants from the National Institute on Aging and the American Heart Association to investigate these topics. Her work has been featured in many news outlets including the New York Times and Washington Post.
Bijou Allard is currently a sophomore majoring in Psychology and a Neuroscience minor. Following graduation from Chapman University, Bijou plans on getting a doctoral degree in psychology to become a cognitive behavioral therapist. When she is not studying at a coffee shop you can find her hiking, cooking, or reading a good book.
Paige Austin is a junior Psychology major with Law Liberal Arts and Sociology minors. After undergrad, she plans to attend either Law school to be a Lawyer or grad school to get a Ph.D. in Psychology. She is passionate about advocating mental health and human rights and is always willing to lend a helping hand. Outside school, she loves working out, exploring local coffee shops, and reading classic books.
Chloe den Hartog is a sophomore Psychology and Global Communication and World Languages (Italian Emphasis) double major with a Sociology minor. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she plans to get a Ph.D. in Psychology. As a curious and passionate person, she hopes to travel the world while exploring and learning new things. Outside of school, she enjoys swimming, reading, cooking, baking, and spending time with friends and family.
Alexis Francis is a sophomore Psychology major with a minor in Nutrition. She plans to pursue a career as a Registered Dietician following her undergraduate and master’s degrees. Further, she wishes to achieve a Ph.D. to complete her educational studies. When she is not in school, she enjoys furthering her passions in cooking for friends and family as well as going to the gym.
Jess Furman is currently a senior at Chapman University. She is majoring in Health Sciences and minoring in Psychology. Post undergraduate she hopes to pursue a career in the medical field. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, yoga and cooking.
Darby Lyons is a first year student from Chicago, majoring in Psychology with a minor in honors and Spanish. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she plans on pursuing clinical work in the field of child developmental psychology. Outside of school, she enjoys playing volleyball, reading, and caring for her pet fish.
Hey! My name is Mark Meltzer, and I am a Junior undergraduate student studying Health Sciences and Psychology at Chapman! I’m originally from Seattle, Washington, and have grown up loving sports, the outdoors, volunteering in my community, and learning about my area’s natural sciences. During my time at Chapman, I’ve been involved on campus through Greek Life, Snow Club, CARES, and I will be TAing research methods in the Spring! I currently work as a rehabilitation aide at the Winways TBI Clinic in East Orange and hope to pursue a career as a PA.
Madison Nesbit is a junior Psychology major with a double minor in Health Sciences and Women’s and Gender Studies. Madison is passionate about studying topics related to adolescent’s mental health, life span, human behavior, and health and well-being. Madison’s postgraduate plan is to obtain her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. When she is not in school, she enjoys hiking with her family and cycling.
Erin Wilbanks is currently a junior majoring in psychology with a double minor in neuroscience and health science. After completing her undergraduate degree, she plans to pursue her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, where she’ll be adding research to the neuropsychological field. You can find her in the gym, doing yoga, reading, or cooking when she’s not studying.
My name is Danny Whitson. I am a junior psychology major with minors in IES (Integrated Educational Studies) and Disability Studies. After I finish my undergraduate studies, I plan to earn a graduate degree and work in the schools as a school psychologist. I have lived in Orange County my whole life and plan on staying here. I am passionate about helping others and hope to use my future career to advocate for necessary accommodations to foster the success of students with disabilities. When I’m not studying, I enjoy spending time with family (including a nearly 2-year-old puppy), watching movies, and learning random trivia.
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