Catherine Sumida, MA

I am entering my fourth year at Washington State University’s clinical psychology doctoral program.

SDSU’s master’s program provided me numerous opportunities, which continue to support my long-term research career goals. For my thesis, Dr. Gilbert provided me the opportunity to co-develop and examine older adult performance on a novel episodic memory test, which was published in the Journal of Learning and Memory. Dr. Gilbert also gave me several opportunities to work on additional side research projects. One of these side projects examining medication management in individuals with Huntington’s disease has led to two published journal articles and my dissertation topic. Dr. Sadler’s statistical courses also provide student an opportunity to build a strong statistical research methodology foundation, which is a unique and significant highlight of the SDSU MA program. Finally, the research orientation course provides support and several skills in improving organization and time management, which I still use to structure my time at the beginning of semesters and new research projects. I still remember Dr. Kath telling us how she carries journal articles with her because you never know when you will have a spare 20 minutes.

 
 

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