26th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (San Francisco, CA, USA - May 22-25, 2014)

APS Student Caucus

The Naked Truth Part I: Getting Into Graduate School

Friday, May 23, 2014, 9:30 AM - 10:25 AM
Golden Gate 2-3

Jessica R. Schubert Chair: Jessica R. Schubert
Binghamton University

Are you an undergraduate student with questions about graduate school? This panel features graduate students from various areas of psychological science who will share their experiences and offer advice on gaining admission to graduate school. The wide-ranging discussion will include advice on preparing for graduate school, managing the application process, and championing graduate-school interviews.


Amy Williams
University of California, Los Angeles

Jessica L. Schleider

Jessica L. Schleider
Harvard University
Jessica is a second-year doctoral student in the Clinical Science Program at Harvard University. Her research centers on two related questions: (1) How do familial risk factors -- such as family functioning, parental psychopathology, and parenting styles -- influence youth mental health trajectories? And (2) How can knowledge of familial risk factors aid community-based efforts to treat and prevent youth problems? Prior to her graduate studies, Jessica earned her B.A. in Psychology from Swarthmore College in 2012.

Kayoung Kim

Kayoung Kim
Texas A&M University
Kayoung is a third year PhD student in cognitive psychology program at Texas A&M University. Prior to coming to Texas A&M, she received her B. A. in psychology from Yonsei University in South Korea, and M. S. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University. Her current research interest lies in the field of cognitive psycholinguistics, particularly in looking at the relationship between orthographic knowledge and phonological processing in adult literate readers. Kayoung is an APSSC Campus Representative and a graduate mentor for the Mentorship program.

John B. Fleming

John B. Fleming
Northwestern University
John is a first-year student in the clinical psychology Ph.D. program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, in the behavioral medicine track. His research includes using technology to deliver a culturally tailored intervention for anxiety and depression to young sexual minority men and testing Internet delivery of targeted tasks meant to reduce internalized stigma. John is pursuing psychology as a second career after spending many years working in information technology.

Caitlin M. Hudac

Caitlin M. Hudac
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Caitlin M. Hudac is a doctoral candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a focus in developmental cognitive neuroscience. Her primary research focuses on infant social cognition and how brain and behavior mechanisms impact atypical development (e.g., autism, learning disorders). Other research interests include emotion regulation, social exclusion and ostracism, theory of mind, reward-processing, and aspects of basic social cognition, such as emotional face perception and biological motion perception.


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