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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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