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Alumni Achievements

LC Psychology majors go on to accomplish great things in a wide variety of areas.   The department will use this web page to highlight what some of your fellow LC psych majors have done.  Check back often—our alumni are always doing something interesting and important!  We will try to keep this page updated.  

By the way, if you are an alum and we have missed something about your achievements, please let us know; we will get your information posted as soon as possible.

Graduate Schools in Psychology

Dr. Jelena Obradovic (class of 2002) 
Jelena earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Minnesota and is currently an Assistant Professor of Education at Stanford University.

Dr. Julia Boehm (class of 2003)
Julia earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, Riverside, in Social and Personality Psychology.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Chapman University.

Christopher Murray (class of 2003)
Christopher earned his Masters in Social Work at Portland State University. He is a currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare.

Dr. Lisa Williams (class of 2004) 
Lisa earned a Ph.D. in Social Psychology at Northeastern University. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at University of New South Wales.

Dr. Anisa Goforth (class of 2004) 
Anisa earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology at Michigan State University. She is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at University of Montana. 

Casia Freitas Ravi (class of 2004) 
Casia earned a Masters in Education Administration and Policy Analysis at Stanford University. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University and works as a Management Analyst in the city of San Mateo.

Elena Welsh (class of 2005)
Elena is pursuing her doctorate in Human Services Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Dr. Thomas Armstrong (class of 2005) 
Tom earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Vanderbilt University. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Whitman College.

Dr. Miya Barnett (class of 2005) 
Miya earned her Ph.D. at Central Michigan University. She is currently an Assistant Professor at University of California Santa Barbara.

Dr. Abigail Hazlett (class of 2005)
Abigail earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at Northwestern University. She is currently working as a Data Analyst at Alteryx.

Brandon Nichter (class of 2009)
Brandon won a Fulbright Award (2009-2010) to conduct research in Santiago, Chile.

Lauren Haisley (class of 2009)
Lauren is a Doctoral Candidate for Clinical Psychology at the University of Connecticut. She is working as a Doctoral Intern for Johns Hopkins Medical School.

Theresa Hennings (class of 2010)
Theresa is completing her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of Washington.

Dr. Alison Sweeney (class of 2010)
Alison earned her Ph.D. in Social and Health Psychology at SUNY-Stony Brook. She is currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of South Carolina.

Elias M. Klemperer (class of 2011)
Elia is a Doctoral Candidate for Clinical Psychology at the University of Vermont.

Rachel L. Lenne (class of 2011)
Rachel is a Doctoral Student for Social Psychology at the University of Montana.

Kelsey Domann-Scholz (class of 2011)
Kelsey earned a MA for Counseling Psychology at Lewis & Clark Graduate School. She is working as an Licensed Therapist at New Leaf Behavioral Health.

Rachel Shelton (class of 2011)
Rachel earned a MS for Occupational Therapy at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is working as an Occupational Therapist at Jabbergym.

Emily Sanchez (class of 2011)
Emily is pursuing a MA in Speech-Language Pathology at San Diego State University.

Stephanie Schwartz (class of 2012)
Stephanie is a Doctoral Student for Social Psychology at the University of Toronto.

Claire Beatus (class of 2012)
Claire is pursuing a MSW at the University of Texas at Austin.

Kaitlyn True (class of 2014)
Kaitlyn is pursuing a MSW at Portland State University. She is working as a Skills Trainer for the Children’s Inpatient Program at Trillium Family Services.

Graduate School in Other Fields

Nolan Nichols (class of 2004) 
Nolan was accepted into the bioinformatics program at the University of Washington School of Medicine.  

Kim Sackmann (class of 2004) 
Kim graduated magna cum laude with a degree in law from Northern Illinois University. 

Jessica Johnson (class of 2006)
Jessica earned a Masters in Public Health at Oregon State University. She is working as a Health Promotion Educator at the Nellis Air Force Base.

Dr. Chelsea Heveran (Class of 2007)
Chelsea earned a Masters in Materials Science & Engineering at Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Melia Tichenor (class of 2007)
Melia is currently pursuing a Masters in Education at Portland State University.

Pat MacDonald (class of 2009)
Pat is attending Law school at the University of Washington

Julie Robertson (class of 2009)
Julia is working toward her MPH and MSW degrees at Portland State University. 

Kiel Moses (class of 2011)
Kiel was accepted into the Cultural Foundations Education Ph.D. program at Syracuse University.

Corinne Innes (class of 2012)
Corinne is a Doctoral Student for Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Ilana Livstrom (class of 2013)
Ilana is a Doctoral Student for STEM Education at the University of Minnesota. She works as a Middle School Science Teacher at Duplin County Schools.

Cristal Almonte (class of 2014)
Cristal is a Doctoral Student for Higher Education at Claremont Graduate University. She works as a Middle School Math Teacher at Gadsden Independent School District.

Work and Achievements in Other Areas

April Lapotre Hein (class of 2004) 
April is currently working as a Housing Case Manager at the Community Service Consortium.

Caitlin Standish (class of 2007)
Caitlin is a Regional Outreach Coordinator at the Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, and the Course Director & Instructor at Outward Bound California.

Melia Tichenor (class of 2007)
Melia is now a manager at Hands On Greater Portland (a non-profit organization).  

Jenny Bard (class of 2009)
Jenny was accepted into the Teach for America program, and is now teaching 7th graders with learning disabilities.

Michelle Fenesy (class of 2009)
Michelle is a research assistant at the ADHD research lab of the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU

Jessie Fox-Nystrom (class of 2009) 
Jessie is the youngest case manager and addiction counselor at Acadia NW.  

Sarah Alejandrino (class of 2010)
Sarah is working as a researcher in a laboratory at OHSU.

Jeanette Valleau (class 2010)
Jeanette is working as a research assistant at the OHSU Primate Research Center

Kelsey Chapple (class of 2010)
Kelsey is working as a Case Manager at the Anchorage Community Mental Health Center.

Daniel Fagre (class of 2010)
Daniel is a MA student for Wildlife Biology at the University of Montana.

Emily Umansky (class 2010)
Emily is working as a Project Manager at Project Implicit. She is a MPH student at Kansas University.

Jeanette Valleau (class 2010)
Jeanette is working as the Director of Talent at Canvas Ventures.

Mandy Hamilton (class 2010)
Mandy is working as a research assistant at the OHSU Primate Research Center.

Erin Bidiman (class of 2013)
Erin is working as a Behavioral Neuroscience Research Assistant at the Oregon Health & Science University.

Cate Vreede (class of 2014)
Cate is working as a Research Assistant at the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership.

Massarra Eiwaz (class of 2014)
Massarra is a Mental Health Professional at NW Spokane Lutheran Community Services.

Susan Heinselman (class of 2015)
Susan is a Behavior Technician at Juvo Autism and Behavioral Health.

Anya Ludwig (class of 2015)
Anya is a Program Coordinator at the Oregon Health and Science University.

Ashley Hufnagle (class of 2016)
Ashley is a Research Technician for the Resilience Project at Duke University.

Iris Kemp (class of 2009) 
Iris was a co-author with Dr. Janet Davidson on an article on contemporary models of intelligence that will be published in The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence.

Katie Schoeneman (class of 2000), Jelena Obradovic (class of 2002), and Liesl Beecher-Flad (class of 2005) 
These students co-authored a research article with Dr. Tom Schoeneman on images of the AIDS patient that appeared earlier this year in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Nik Gorman (class of 2004) 
Nick published a paper on banner blindness in online ads with Dr. Erik Nilsen and colleagues from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Oregon

Tom Armstrong (class of 2005), and Nicolia Eldred-Skemp (class of 2008) 
These students have published papers with Drs. Jerusha and Brian Detweiler-Bedell.

Hannah Louis (class of 2012)
Hannah has joined the Thai Teaching program and will be teaching English.

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