Peer Advising Team Fall 2018

Dr. Sadler

Director

Dr. Melody Sadler smiling in front of a tree.

Dr. Sadler is an Associate Professor at SDSU. She completed her PhD in Social Psychology from CU Boulder and her Undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Her research interests include category differentiation and inter-group evaluative bias, the formation of stereotyping and prejudice in groups and the implications for information processing.

 

Dr. Turner

Associate Director

Close-up of Dr. Turner smiling.

Dr. Katherine Turner is the Associate Director of Psychology Undergraduate Advising and Programs at SDSU. Dr. Turner completed her Masters and PhD at Stanford University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at SDSU in the Brain Imaging Laboratory. Dr. Turner has written papers on functional connectivity and visual processing in Autism. Her current research interests include the role of attention in student engagement and forensic developmental psychology.

Graduate Advisers

Marissa

Marissa is a second year MS student in the I-O Psychology track at SDSU. She hopes to go straight into the workforce upon graduation to pursue a career as a Human Resources Manager, and aspires to become a Organizational Development Specialist or CEO. She enjoys yoga, spending time with friends and family, competing in pageants, and mentoring high school students throughout San Diego County.

Ally

Ally is a second year MA student in Psychology and is conducting research on language development. She is applying for PhD programs in Developmental Psychology in which she intends to research how play influences learning in children ages 2-6. In her spare time, Ally enjoys running, reading, and volunteering with the Pathways to Hope program.

 

Teaching Assistants

Rebekah

Rebekah is a third year senior at San Diego State University. She has been working in the Psychology Undergraduate Advising office for three years and is also involved in a Social Psychology lab with Dr. David Armor. Rebekah hopes to work in either a university setting in student affairs or enter a corporate job after graduating in May. During her free time, Rebekah loves exploring San Diego with her boyfriend and friends.

Boyu

Boyu is an international undergraduate student at SDSU. She is a senior majoring in psychology. She is a research assistant in Body Image, Sexuality and Health Lab. She hopes to pursue a PhD degree in clinical health psychology. Her research interests are risk factors, prevention and treatment for eating disorders. She loves spicy food and spending time with her cat.  

Returning Advisers

Amanda

Amanda is a senior at SDSU majoring in Psychology and minoring in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies as well as Business Management. Amanda has been working in the psychology undergraduate advising office for 3 consecutive semesters and just recently started advising for the College of Sciences Student Success Center. She is very passionate about helping her fellow students achieve their academic and professional goals, which is why she intends to pursue a masters degree in Educational Leadership.

Carla

Carla is a senior at SDSU pursuing a double major in Psychology and Spanish. She has been in the past a Peer Health Educator with the Health Promotion office on campus. She plans to pursue a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and some day be a LMFT. When she is not in the office advising or on campus she enjoys traveling, meeting new people and hearing their stories.

Lauren

Lauren is a Psychology major and a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies (Honors). This is Lauren’s third semester in advising and she loves having the opportunity to work with students everyday. On campus, Lauren has been a Teaching Assistant (TA) and currently works in the Motivational and Social Identity Lab as a Research Assistant. After finishing her undergraduate education she plans on attending graduate school to one day become a consultant.

Nate

Nate Tauzer grew up on a sixth generation working farm. His foundation for a career as a Environmental Psychologist began with an appreciation of the challenges and trials of producing food. He was accepted into University of Surrey in England for a Pre-Masters in health and Medicine, then a Masters in Environmental Psychology.

Valentina

Valentina Valenzuela is a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Counseling in Social Change. She is the President of Lambda Sigma Gamma Multicultural Sorority, Inc. and has been an active member for 3 years. In addition, she is a member of the Psychology club and is planning on joining Psi Chi. Outside of school she works for College Avenue Compact as a College Advisor at Wilson Middle School. After graduation she plans to pursue a Master Degree in Multicultural Counseling or Higher Education.

Adoril

Adoril is a fifth-year, undergraduate student studying business administration: information systems, psychology: industrial and organizational psychology, and Spanish (minor). He is a research assistant at the Culture, Work Values, and Organizational Behavior Lab and at the Body Image, Sexuality, & Health Lab. Furthermore, he is also peer leadership consultant at the Student Life & Leadership Office on campus. Upon graduation, he aspires to enter a Ph.D. program in the field of industrial and organizational psychology, where he will study the role of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Meghan

Meghan is a senior at SDSU pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies, as well as Counseling and Social Change. She has served as a peer advisor for the Psychology Advising office for 3 years, and serves as a Research Assistant in the Center for Healthy Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease. She is also the president of Kappa Alpha Theta. After graduation, Meghan hopes to pursue wedding/event planning.

Nicole

Nicole is a senior at SDSU majoring in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, and a minor in Communication. She has been involved in various organizations on campus, including Psi Chi, Dance Marathon at SDSU, Psychology Club, and serves as the president for Delta Gamma. Nicole is interested in pursuing a career in Human Resources and plans to receive her an MA in Industrial Organizational Psychology. When Nicole is not on campus, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the beach, and trying new restaurants!

Working Advisers

Josh

Josh Bringuel is in his third year striving towards a BA in Psychology with a minor in Counseling and Social Change.  After Josh finishes his athletic and academic career at SDSU, he plans on joining the workforce as a teacher/coach. Josh enjoys using his platform, as a Division 1 football player, to give back to the community and he is currently serving as Vice-President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee for the 2018-2019 school year. He is also in Dr. Thoman’s Motivation and Social Identity research lab.

Ollyvia

Ollyvia is a junior at SDSU majoring in Psychology and minoring in Marketing. In addition to working as an academic peer advisor, she is also a research assistant in Dr. Devos’ Intergroup Relations research lab and a teaching assistant for Dr. Villodas. On the side, Ollyvia runs a photography business and enjoys creating art and design through photography. After her undergraduate studies, she plans to attend graduate school in the hopes of working in consumer research and advertising.

Jamie

Jamie is a senior at SDSU pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Counseling and Social Change. She serves as a peer advisor for the Counseling and Social Change minor and as the president of the Counseling and Social Change Club. She is passionate about education and plans to obtain an MA in Counseling. In her free time, Jamie enjoys going to the beach and watching movies.

Fabiola

Fabiola is a senior at SDSU who is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Counseling and Social Change. Her future goals are to obtain a master’s degree to pursue a career as an academic advisor/counselor at a community college. Faby is a Psychology Undergraduate Peer Advisor, a training College of Sciences Peer Advisor, and the Campus Representative for the PsyMORE Program. She enjoys spending her free time by being with her family and friends, watching Netflix, going to the beach, and traveling.

Kylie

Kylie Carpenter is a junior at SDSU working towards her BA in Psychology with a minor in Interdisciplinary studies. Kylie hopes to take all that she has learned from SDSU to a graduate school program in Clinical Psychology upon graduation. You can find her around campus in the Psychology Advising office, at Dr. Weersing’s ChAAMP lab, or at work in the Westfield Mission Valley mall.

Gianna

Gianna is a third year Psychology major and minor in Biology. In addition to being a Psychology Peer Advisor, she is also a research assistant in Dr. Terry Cronan’s Health Outcomes Studies Lab. After she graduates, she plans on attending graduate school to study Neuropsychology or Health Psychology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, going to the beach, and attending every music festival she can possibly go to.

Angeles

Angeles Lopez Meza is a fourth year striving for her BA in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Development. After Angeles finishes her academic career at SDSU, she plans to get her Masters degree and become a certified Child Life Specialist. She is a first generation college student. In her spare time Angeles enjoys reading, and bothering Dr. Sadler and Dr. Turner.

Tina

Tina (Tareen) is a senior at SDSU majoring in Psychology with a minor in Counseling and Social Change. After Tina graduates this upcoming spring, she hopes to begin a graduate program in either Marriage and Family Therapy or Clinical Psychology so that she is able to provide counseling and therapy services to individuals and families from all diverse backgrounds. Tina is the Chief of Records for the SDSU psychology club PsyMORE, and the secretary for the Counseling and Social Change Club. She also serves as a research assistant in Dr. Thoman’s Motivation and Social Identity research lab. In her free time, Tina enjoys going to the gym, eating sushi, and watching Netflix!

Shukri

Shukri Mohamed is a fourth year pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Counseling and Social Change. After Shukri completes her undergraduate studies, she plans on going to graduate school. She is passionate about counseling and hopes to obtain a Masters degree in marriage and family therapy. In her free time, Shukri likes reading sci-fi novels and spending time with her friends and family.  

Maile

Maile Orian is a 4th Year Psychology Major with a Minor in International Studies and Chinese Language. Maile plans to pursue a graduate program in I/O Psychology. She is passionate about helping other people and wants to work for a large business in Hong Kong or Shanghai. Maile currently serves as the Director of Recruitment for Kappa Alpha Theta, Psychology Club Member, and is working on her undergraduate cross-cultural research project with Dr. Zhong.

Mercedes

Mercedes is a third year Psychology major. In addition to being a Undergraduate Peer Advisor, she is a research assistant at the Brain Development Imaging Labs here on campus. After completing her  undergraduate work at SDSU, Mercedes hopes to go on to join a Ph. D. program in clinical neuropsychology with an emphasis in development. In the future she intends to work as a pediatric neuropsychologist.

Andrea

Andrea Revilla is currently in her senior year striving towards a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. After graduation she plans on continuing her education in order to become a School Psychologist. Andrea is currently a TA for PSY 260 and an RA in Dr.Price’s  Developmental Psychopathology Lab.

Sarah

Sarah is a senior at SDSU and is receiving her BA in Psychology in the Spring of 2019. She is hoping to pursue a career in law and become a District Attorney for misdemeanor cases. She is also the panhellenic delegate for her sorority, Delta Gamma. In her free time, Sarah enjoys ice cream trips and the beach.

Makenna

Originally from the San Francisco area, Makenna is a junior and currently is pursuing a Psychology major with a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. She plans to attend graduate school and obtain a masters in the field of developmental psychology. She eventually would like to work with children experiencing trauma and mental health disorders. In her free time, Makenna enjoys going to the beach, hiking, exploring San Diego, and being an executive member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Amy

Amy is a Senior, majoring in Psychology, with a minor in Counseling and Social Change. She aspires to obtain a Masters in School Counseling along with a LPCC and become a School Counselor. She is currently the Treasurer of the Counseling and Social Change Club and has applied for the Psi Chi Honors Society and the Psychology Club. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

Training Advisers

 

Julia: Senior

Julia Tarantino plans to attend graduate school and work as a High School Counselor.

Chrisi: Senior

Christe’ An is studying Psychology with a minor in Counseling and Social Change in the hopes of pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology.

Cassandra: Sophomore

Cassandra Moan is studying Psychology and potentially a minor in Geriatrics in hopes of working with the elderly after graduate school.  

Jason: Junior

Jason K. Zuehlke is studying Industrial Organizational Psychology in the hopes of pursuing a master’s degree and working as an overpaid government consultant.

Bella: Sophomore

Bella Palacios is studying Psychology in the hopes of pursuing a master’s degree and working as a rehabilitation counselor for individuals recovering from substance abuse.  

Brian: Senior

Brian Burgess is studying Psychology in the hopes of pursuing a PhD and working in research.

Teresa: Senior

Teresa Contreras is studying Psychology and Counseling and Social Change in hopes of pursuing a master’s degree and working as an academic counselor.

Ally: Senior

Ally Campbell is studying psychology in the hopes of pursuing a master’s degree and working as a school counselor.

Sarah: Junior

Sarah Emeterio is studying Clinical Psychology in the hopes of pursuing a doctorate degree and working in a hospital or school setting.

Saloni: Sophomore

Saloni Patil is studying Psychology and Child and Family Development in the hopes of receiving her master’s degree and eventually becoming a clinical child psychologist.

Danny: Sophomore

Danny Matekel plans to attend graduate school and earn a degree as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Brenda: Junior

Brenda is studying Psychology in the hopes of pursuing a master’s degree and working with high school students as a School Counselor.