2018 Cohort

Name: Allie King
Program of Study: Marriage and Family Therapy
Degrees: B.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University; M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of San Diego
Research Interests: Clinical Research for Adolescent Eating Disorders
Advisor: Dr. Jody Russon and Dr. Megan Dolbin-MacNab
Assistantships: Research Assistant for Dr. Megan Dolbin-MacNab; Graduate Instructor of Record- HD 1004: Human Development I: Childhood and Adolescence
Birthday: June 29

Name: Deneisha S. Poe
Program of Study: Marriage and Family Therapy
Degrees: Psychology, BA; Marriage and Family Therapy, MA; Certificate in Multicultural Counseling
Research Interests: CAfrican American Adult-Child Caregivers, caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s disease
Advisor: Dr. Megan Dolbin-MacNab
Assistantships: Graduate and Research Assistant at ISCE
Birthday: May 6

Name: Jessica Resor
Program of Study: Family Studies
Degrees: B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature and B.S. in Extension Education from NC State University; M.S. in Human Development and Family Science from East Carolina University
Research Interests: family processes, sibling relationships, and nutrition education
Temporary Advisor: Dr. Katherine Allen
Assistantships: Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Katherine Allen and Graduate Instructor of Record- HD 2304: Family Relationships
Birthday: May 7

 

Name: Samantha Simpson
Program of Study: Marriage and Family Therapy
Degrees: BS in Family Studies from Brigham Young University, MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University
Research Interests: LGBTQ+ Youth, Religious Families, Family Therapy Processes
Advisor: Dr. Erika Grafsky
Assistantships: Graduate Instructor of Record- HD 2314: Human Sexuality, Family Therapy Center Graduate Assistant
Birthday: September 10
Other info: Collector of People and Passionate LGBTQ+ Ally

Name: Stephanie Cooke
Program of Study: Marriage and Family Therapy
Degrees: B.A. from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Major in Psychology, Minor in Sociology); M.A.from Appalachian State University (Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, certificate in Systemic Multicultural Counseling).
Research Interests: The disclosure process of black bisexual women in romantic relationships. LGBTQ+ people of color, youth, and their lived experiences.
Advisor: Temporary: Dr. Erika Grafsky
Assistantships: Graduate Instructor of Record- HD 2314: Human Sexuality,  R.A. for Dr. Erika Grafsky, assisting her with data collection, journal reviews, and other work related to LGBTQ+ lived experiences.
Birthday: May 3
Other info: Currently on the Project SMYLE (Sexual Minority Youth Lived Experiences) research team with Dr. Erika Grafsky. Our current study is recruiting parents, siblings, and extended family to participate in a project exploring family members’ experiences with an LGBQ+ relative coming out.