Kelsey Autin, M.S. (Began program 2012): Kelsey was born and raised in South Florida and moved to Gainesville in 2008 to attend the University of Florida and earn her undergraduate degree in psychology. She is interested in researching the relationship between culture and career calling as well as work volition in marginalized populations. Outside of school Kelsey enjoys painting, yoga and being outside. Vita
Richard Douglass, M.S. (Began program 2014): Rich is back in Gainesville for his first year in the program after completing his undergraduate degree in psychology also at the University of Florida. He is interested in topics in both vocational and positive psychology, namely how people find and live out their callings, and also how individuals utilize their strengths to live happier lives. Aside from research, Rich enjoys spending time outdoors usually in the form of running, cycling, or exploring nature. Vita
Jessica England, M.S. (Began program 2015): Jessica is starting her first year at the University of Florida after completing her degrees and teaching in Maryland. She is interested in research on topics within the intersection of positive psychology and social psychology. Jessica also enjoys music, outdoor activities, and go-kart racing. Vita
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. Outside of research, Nick enjoys music, board games, and traveling the world.
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