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Meet the 2019-2020 SPSP Student Committee!

Get to Know

By Lucy Zheng

Reading time: 5 minutes

The SPSP Student Committee is in charge of the student poster awards, peer advising program, and mentor lunches (as well as several other exciting events) at the annual SPSP conference, and distributes newsletter articles to the greater SPSP community. You receive our monthly SPSPotlight newsletter every month and may be a part of our organized events, but may not know the names and personalities behind the scenes.

Below is a little tidbit (future plans and favorite movies) about each of our committee members.

 

Heidi A. Vuletich – Chair

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6th year at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? My goals for the next five years, in no particular order, are to travel to a few more places I have never visited, have a job as a professor at a university, continue speaking Spanish at home so that my son can learn the language, go camping more often, and hopefully grow overall as a human being. 

Favorite movie: The Mummy

 

Fernanda Andrade – Vice Chair

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1st year at Duke University

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Hopefully this is more realistic than aspirational, but in five years I hope to be finishing my PhD in social psychology and continuing my research in self-regulation and health – hopefully in a post-doc and eventually in a faculty position.

Favorite Movie: The Sound of Music

 

Kitty Miao Qian – Past Chair

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Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard University

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? My goals for the next five years are to plan a dream-like wedding, travel to Europe, have a job as a professor at a university in North America and hopefully create my first music album.

Favorite movie: Titanic

 

Hasagani Tissera – Spotlight Co-Editor

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2nd year at McGill University

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I aspire to be a postdoctoral fellow who will continue to conduct research on close relationships.

Favorite movie: How to lose a guy in 10 days :)

 

Lucy Zheng – Spotlight Co-Editor

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3rd year at University of California-Davis

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I will be working in industry, government, or another field that works with or toward education policy. Hopefully by that time, I will be done writing my second book and have traveled to five out of seven continents.

Favorite movie: Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron

 

Steph Schwartz – Member-At-Large

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3rd year at University of Toronto

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Research position at a University, or job working for a company in marketing in Toronto.

Favorite movie: The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

 

Kori Krueger – Member-At-Large

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6th year at University of Pittsburgh

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? My career goals for the next five years are to complete a post-doc and get a job as a professor at a university. I also hope to travel, take an art class, learn to cook, and give my dog his best life.

Favorite movie: Moulin Rouge

 

Diego Guevara Beltran – Member-At-Large

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3rd year at Arizona State University.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I hope to have finished my PhD and find a post-doc position. Realistically, a post-doc in psychology would be great. Aspirationally, one in anthropology would be amazing.

Favorite movie:  Mulan

 

Jesus Saavedra – Member-At-Large – Undergraduate Affairs

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Senior (4th year undergraduate) at Weber State University

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I hope to be finishing up my doctoral dissertation at a yet-undecided university. Although that will take up most of my time, I also hope to find time to bake more often and become a bit better at playing the violin.

Favorite movie: Interstellar

 

Juan Ospina – Member-At-Large

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Prospective PhD student at The Ohio State University

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I will be in my last years of my PhD collaborating with amazing and inspiring people. Ideally, I would have visited most National Parks around the US and have a dedicated website of my drone’s photos and videos.

Favorite movie: American Psycho