What was your favorite experience while concentrating in the UM Psychology Department?
I enjoyed working on my honors thesis with Dr. Eccles. The experience I gained while doing research was invaluable.
Favorite Psychology class & why
Psychopathology. Great topic and even better professor!
What was your first step after undergraduate graduation & how did it impact your career path?
I started with a job as a research assistant at the University of Chicago. I believe that job was the foundation of my career path.
What are you doing today?
University of Chicago Eating Disorders Program.
What inspired you to enter that field/job/profession?
I enjoy being in an academic setting where I can be a part of clinical research. This career combined many of my interests.
How do you use your psychology undergraduate experience in your work?
Every day I incorporate the basic theories that I learned at U of M into my job. More importantly though I believe the honors program at Michigan taught me how to think critically, evaluate issues, and develop solutions.
What excites you most about the future of your profession?
As the field of eating disorders research is relatively young, I am excited to continue learning more about the most effective methods for treating eating disorders.
What advice do you have for students getting a Degree in the UM Psychology Department or considering your profession?
Enjoy your coursework and dont hesitate to talk with professors and alum. My relationships with U of M alum and faculty have been invaluable in my career.