Current Doctoral Students
Nicholas Gensmer, B.S. (Began program 2017): Nick earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Florida, and he is happy to be back at UF for graduate school. His research interests include education and career outcomes of marginalized populations, and how economic barriers influence access to education, finding a career, and having a calling.
Haram Julia Kim, M.A. (Began program 2018): Haram graduated with a BA in Psychology and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Yonsei University, Korea. Her research interests include examining how contextual factors influence individuals’ career particularly among the underrepresented population, how people develop calling over their life course, and how work experiences influence individuals’ well-being.
Carla Prieto, M.Ed., M.S. (Began program in 2018): Carla received her B.A. in journalism from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, where she later received an M.Ed. in Counseling and Human Services. Her research interests include examining how critical consciousness influences the mental health of Black people and POC as well as how critical consciousness affects the relationships among the attainment of decent work and health-related outcomes.
Gianella Perez, M.H.S. (Began Program in 2020): Gianella received her BS in Psychology and BA in Spanish from the University of Florida and an MHS in Mental Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research interests include the role of resilience in the development of meaning and calling in life during adolescence and young adulthood, particularly in the Latinx community.
Former Doctoral Students
- Alex Jadidian, PhD (Graduated, 2014): Currently a psychologist at Salisbury, NC, VA
- Carrie Torrey, PhD (Graduated, 2014): Currently a psychologist at Asheville, NC, VA
- Liza Bott, PhD (Graduated, 2015): Currently a psychologist at Lake City, FL, VA
- Blake Allan, PhD (Graduated, 2015): Currently an associate professor at University of Houston
- Kelsey Autin, PhD (Graduated, 2018): Currently an assistant professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Richard Douglass, PhD (Graduated 2019): Currently an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota.
- Jessica England, PhD (Graduates 2020): Currently an assistant professor at Wagner College