Alumni

 

Samira Amirazizi graduated with a psychology major and a minor in sociology. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical, counseling, and school psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her goal is to become a clinical psychologist focusing on the health and well-being of children who have experienced trauma. In her free time, Samira enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking and spending time with her friends and family.

 

 

 

Kelsey Banning majored in biology major with a minor in economics. She hopes to attend medical school and is interested in studying health as a holistic discipline. Kelsey was involved in Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Chapman Ambassadors, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, and Pua’ikeana Hawaii Club. She enjoys traveling, snorkeling, and hula dancing.

 

Marie Bedel is pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Edinburgh to become a psychologist. Her hobbies include cooking, spending time with friends and family, playing with her cats and dogs, and exercising.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marina Carr graduated as a psychology major and a double minor in Spanish and law, justice and social control. After graduating from Chapman University, she plans to go to graduate school to study either child psychology or forensic psychology. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta and the National Society of Leadership and Success on campus. Marina enjoys playing softball, spending time with her friends and family and traveling. 

 

 

 

 

Gigi Cliatt graduated with a psychology major and minors in political science and sociology. She plans to attend graduate school for psychology, where she hopes to further her interests in health and social psychology. She was an Executive Board member of Chapman’s National Society of Leadership and Success, and was involved in University Program Board on campus. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts and eating with friends and watching too much Netflix.

 

 

 

Ashleigh Dimpflmaier majored in psychology with a minor in law, justice, and social control. She hopes to pursue a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy or continue to pursue research. In her free time, Ashleigh enjoys spending time with friends, doing yoga, and going to the beach.

 

 

 

 

Aylin GannAylin Gann graduated in 2017 as a psychology major and English minor. She earned her master’s degree at the California State University, Fullerton and is now attending an EdS program in school psychology. Her hobbies include cooking, yoga, Disneyland, and playing with her pet bunny Penelope.

 

 

 

Moriah

Moriah Geller double majored in psychology and integrated educational studies. She is pursuing a master’s degree in education so that her future career incorporates her interest in psychology and her passion for working with children. She held a leadership position at Chapman University’s Hillel and worked in the Chapman University Advancement Office’s fundraising department.

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Glasser was a biochemistry major with a minor in psychology. She plans to attend medical school with the goal of becoming a pediatric surgeon. She was a member of Tri Delta as well as the National Society of Leadership and Success. In her free time she loves to go to Disneyland, hang out at the beach, and facetime her family (and dogs!). 

 

 

 

 

Samantha Goulding

Samantha Goulding graduated from Chapman University in 2017 as a health science major with minors in nutrition and chemistry. She is finishing her MPH at Columbia University and hopes to attend medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon. She is passionate about health, especially pertaining to exercise and nutrition. She was involved with the Beta Beta Beta Biological honors society and participated in the Global Medical Brigade to Nicaragua. In her free time, Samantha enjoys dancing, playing with her dog, and going to hockey games.

 

 

 

Alexandra MaciasAlexandra Macias graduated from Chapman University in 2015 with a double major in psychology and health sciences. She served as a Trauma Intervention Program volunteer, where she responded to traumatic incidents throughout Southern California to provide emotional support to those in need. Alexandra also worked as a counseling intern, and is pursuing her MSW.

 

 

 

 

Natalie Moorhead was a kinesiology major with a minor in psychology. She plans to pursue a graduate degree that incorporates her interests in physical therapy, emergency medicine, and athletic training. She volunteers at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center as well as SCAR Physical Therapy. She was the Vice President of the Rotaract Club and a member of Psi Chi Honor Society. When she is not working at Mother’s Market, she enjoys working out and adventuring with friends.

 

Michelle Nguyen majored in kinesiology with minors in psychology and dance. She attends Chapman University’s doctoral program in physical therapy and hopes to specialize with child populations. She volunteers at United Cerebral Palsy as well as the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. She was a member of Chapman’s Floor 13 hip hop dance team and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Her interests include baking, eating, and going to Disneyland.

 

 

RoxanaRoxana Nouri graduated from Chapman University in 2016 as a biology major, with a minor in integrated education studies. She earned her master’s degree in bioethics at the University of Pittsburgh and will attend medical school to become an OB/GYN. She was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and multiple honor societies and worked for the City of Irvine Parks and Recreation Department where she taught afterschool programs for children of all ages.

 

 

 

 

Karynna Okabe-Miyamoto graduated from Chapman University in 2015 with a major in psychology and a minor in law, justice, and social control. After earning a master’s degree at San Francisco State University, she is now pursuing a doctorate in psychology at University of California, Riverside. Her interests outside of the academic community include cooking, reading, eating, golfing, and Disneyland.

 

 

Abby Paine is a psychology major. After graduating she plans to attend graduate school and pursue a career as a psychologist. She enjoys playing softball and volleyball, spending time in the outdoors, and hanging out with family and friends. Her passions also include traveling and creative writing. She participates in the Newman Catholic Fellowship and Greek life at Chapman University.

 

 

 

Nick Parino graduated as a biology major with a minor in Spanish. He plans to attend medical school in order to become a general surgeon. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi and Chapman’s Surf Club, as well as a former member of the Chapman water polo team. He enjoys all outdoor activities and spending time with friends and family.

 

 

 

 

Prachi Patel is a senior biological sciences major with a minor in psychology. She is an international student and a member of the Schmid Student Leadership Council and Women in Science and Technology. After graduating from Chapman, she plans to pursue a graduate degree in neuroscience, molecular biology or clinical psychology. She likes to sing, play the keyboard, learn new languages, and spend time with friends and family.

 

 

 

Patrick Quinn is a senior economics major with a minor in psychology. After he graduates from Chapman University, he wants to go to business school. He is a member of the Chapman University men’s soccer team. He loves hiking and playing sports, as well as talking about philosophy, hanging out with friends and family, or playing with his family’s dog Harley.

 

 

 

 

Olivia Silke graduated from Chapman University in 2015. After graduation she worked at the University of Southern California, assessing health and pain outcomes for orthopedic patients following a Mindfulness-Based Intervention. Olivia completed a master’s degree at California State University Long Beach, where she studied prenatal stress and mindful disposition in low-income women. She is pursuing a doctorate at the University of California, Irvine, and hopes her research will expand current knowledge of mind-body interventions in ways that promote health and well-being.

 

Bailey Waln is from Mission Viejo, California. She graduated from Chapman University as a psychology major with a Spanish minor. She loves going to the beach, reading, baking, and spending time with her friends and family. She has been a gymnast and cheerleader her entire life and is now working as a gymnastics coach at a gym called Cal Elite.

 

 

Jin WenJin Wen is from from San Francisco, California. He graduated from Chapman University in 2015 as a psychology major. Jin is now pursuing a doctorate at the University of British Columbia. Academics aside, Jin was an active member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, and enjoys playing the piano and spending time with his friends and family.

 

 

 

 

Danielle Zahn majored in psychology with a minor in law, justice, and social control. After graduating from Chapman University, she plans to pursue a graduate degree in school psychology. She was a member of the Chapman University women’s lacrosse team and involved with the Gamma Beta Phi honor and service society. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, coaching youth lacrosse, and playing with her golden retriever.