2013 Cohort

Name: Aaron M. Ogletree
Program of Study: Adult Development and Aging
Degrees: Bachelor’s from Berry College in Rome, GA; Master’s from VT HD program
Other Background: Background is in Adult Day Health programs
Research Interests: Stress and coping, religion/spirituality, life events, HIV and aging, chronic illness and multimorbidity, family and friend social support, Adult Day Health and Adult Day Services
Advisors: Dr. Rosemary Blieszner and Dr. Laura Sands
Assistantships: Past assistantships include data management for the VT Adult Day Service with Shannon Jarrott (now at Ohio State) and research support for Laura Sands and Rosemary Blieszner. For teaching, I have taught Adulthood and Aging (HD2004) in class once and online three times. I have also taught the in-class section of Lifespan Community Services (HD3234).
Expected Graduation Year: 2018
Birthday:February 14
Other info about Aaron: My partner’s name is Michael and he works and lives in NYC.


Name: Erin S. Lavender-Stott
Program of Study: Family Studies
Degrees: Bachelor’s degree from Hollins University, B.A. in psychology
Master’s degree from University North Carolina Wilmington, M. A. in psychology
Research interests: Gender and sexuality within the family context and across the lifecourse
Advisor: Dr. Katherine Allen
Assistantships: Currently teaching Human Sexuality online and TA for the Human Sexuality Course Coordinator. I have also been the TA for the Graduate Teaching Seminar for the department and a Research Assistant. I have taught Human Sexuality, Family Relationships, Child & Adolescent Development, and Principles of Human Services II.
Expected Graduation Year: 2018
Other info about Erin: In addition to my research and teaching, I serve as Chief Justice of the Graduate Honor System, on the university’s Graduate Curriculum Committee, as a Student/New Professional representative to the Feminism and Family Studies section of National Council of Family Relations and the Sexualities focus group co-chair. I am a Founding Fellow of the Graduate Academy of Teaching Excellence (GrATE) and a member of the Bouchet Society. I participated in the Graduate School’s Global Perspective Program in 2015 to Switzerland and Italy and then Ecuador. When not busy with university-life, I like to travel, watch movies, spend time with friends, watch the neighborhood cows frolic, and quilt.