Current & Past Students

Current 1st Year MAPS Students

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Clinical Counseling

Elizabeth Lee
Hope Lindenfeiser
Chloe Backderf
Callie Coleman
Ana Knighten
John Micevych


Jill Anderson
Madeleine Hill
Bailey Pohl
Lauren Singstock
Erin Durkee


Adna Hassan
Josie Manning

Current 2nd Year MAPS Students

14 Masters of Psychological Science students stand together on a sunny day outdoors.

Clinical Counseling

Samantha Benzing - Plan B: "Examining the Role of the Coach-Athlete Relationship and Basic Psychological Needs on Well-Being and Effort in Sport and Academics Among NCAA Athletes"
Jake Christenson
Claire Clifton - Plan B: "Tonic Immobility and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Explore the Mediating and Moderating Roles of Self-Blame and Rape Myth Acceptance"
Joe Davidson - Plan B: "The Integration of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (DBT-TCTSY): Expert Discussion Through Delphi Method"
Kelsey Dietrich - Plan B: "One-on-One Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Sessions: A Longitudinal Examination Study"
Marissa Marsolek - Plan B: "The Effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Early Childhood Mental Healthy and Mental Health Service Utilization in a Clinical Sample"


Jacinda Gardner - Plan B: "The Impact of Identity Salience on Self-Reported Internalized Stigma Among U.S. Sex Workers"
Julia Record - Plan B: "Implicit and Explicit Attitudes Toward Those with Intellectual Disabilities in Romantic Relationships: Impacts of Personhood Perception"
Emily Schulz - Plan B: "Antidepressant Effects of TRH Analogue EEP in Female Rats Assessed with the Forced Swim Test and BDFN Assay"


Sebastian Banuelos
Jessica Cole - Plan B: "Job Decision Latitude and Job Burnout: A Moderated Mediation Model of Work Ability and Job Crafting"
Kalei Kleive - Plan B: "The Role of Leader Health Orientation on the Relationship Between Employee Self-Care and Job Burnout Among Applied Behavior Analysis Practitioners"
Mariah McDonough
Katherine Sanchez - Plan B: "Telecommuting Intensity's Impact on Job Satisfaction and Burnout: Moderated Mediation Model of Work-Family Conflict and Emotional Intelligence"
Carlie Servais - Plan B: "The Effects of Emotional Labor on Recover Experience and Leisure Satisfaction"

Class of 2022 Graduates

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Clinical Counseling

Michelle Jecha
Dakota Leget - Plan B: "Self-Determination Theory as a Framework for an Early Model of Internalized Weight Bias"
Chad Lipka
Grace Pegel - Plan B: "The Effects of Matching Process Rationale with Client Preferences and Expectations on Client Perceptions"
Madi Ulrich
Linda Zheng - Plan B: "Children Receiving Services at a Community Child Advocacy Center: A Mixed-Method Examination of Early Maladaptive Schemas and Coping Responses"


Ashley Baumann - Plan B: "Estrogen's Influence in Discrimination and Conditioned Inhibition: PTSD Implications"
Brieanna Muzzy - Plan B: "The Influence of Primed Romantic Attachment on Attitudes Toward Consensual Non-Monogamy with a Mediating Role Of Romantic Jealousy"
Hannah Pannell - Plan B: "Jersey Cows or Jersey Shirts? The Influence of Prior Knowledge and Context on Ambiguity Resolution"
Mariah Ravet - Plan B: "Substance Use and Retrospective Adverse Childhood Experiences: An Ambulatory Assessment of Cortisol Awakening Response"


Jay Burditt - Plan B: "Perceptions of Applicants Who Deceive: Does Physical Attractiveness Matter?"
Claire Theisen - Plan B: "The Impact of Gender Emotional Expression Stereotypes on Leader Evaluations"
Bethany Westerberg - Plan B: "Leadership Style Preferences: A Study of Gender and Personality"

Class of 2021 Graduates

2019 MAPS Cohort

Clinical Counseling

Hannah Appleseth - Plan B: "Motivational Goals, Needs, and Passion for Graduate Education:  A Longitudinal Examination of the Prediction of Academic Burnout, Well-being, and Health"
Hannah is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University.

Emily Jansen - Plan B: "The Effect of Go/No-Go Training Dosage on Weight Loss, Food Evaluation, and Disinhibition in Overweight and Obese Individuals: A Randomized Controlled Trial"
Emily is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Eastern Carolina Clinical Health Psychology.

Kimberly Knourek - Plan B: "Barriers to Mental Health Services for Children in Low-Income, Racial-Ethnic Minority Families"

Elaine Marshall - Plan B: "Examination of the Effectiveness of Physical Activity Interventions on the Wellbeing of Caregivers of Older Adults: A Proposed Meta-Analysis"
Elaine is currently a licensed mental health practitioner in Washington State.

Kelly McKnight - Plan B: "Experimental Manipulation of Mood States on Judgements of the Working Alliance and Alliance Ruptures"
Kelly is currently working for the Department of Human Services in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.

Megan Sundstrom - Plan B: "The Effects of Adaptive Yoga and Sports Programs on Psychological Wellbeing in Individuals with Disabilities"
Megan is currently working at Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Professionals in Minnesota.


Ryan St. Clair - Plan B: "Understanding the Relationship Between Internet Gaming Disorder, Impulsivity and Attention Bias"

Linlu Sun - Plan B: "Musical Training and Improved Cognitive Skills"


Abby Imholte - Plan B: "The Moderating Role of Social Support on the Relationship Between Surface Acting and Burnout:

Georgia Jay - Plan B: "Examining the Relationship Between Work Demands and Burnout During COVID-19 and the Moderating Effects of Professional Social Support and Psychological Flexibility"
Georgia is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in IO Psychology at Central Michigan University.

Rebecca Lindgren - Plan B: "Fairness Perceptions and Reciprocity of Backup Behavior and the Effects on Individual Perceptions of Team Viability, Team Cohesion, and Self-Efficacy"
Rebecca is currently pursuing a Ph.D.

Class of 2020 Graduates

2018 MAPS Cohort

Clinical Counseling

Erika Damsgard - Plan B: "An Experimental Examination of Misconception Corrections Across Domains and Potential Backfire Effect"
Erika is currently in a PsyD program.

Emma Deihl - Plan B: "The Blame Game: Reducing Blame Placed on Gender Diverse Victims of HIV through the Experimental Manipulation of Perspective Taking"
Emma is currently working as a therapist at Fraser in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Urvashi Dixit - Plan B: "Eating Regulation Within the Context of Self-Determination Theory"
Urvashi is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Southern Alabama.

Jeremy Jamieson - Plan B: "Development and Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Trauma-Related Blame Scale"
Jeremy accepted a position at his former internship site as a Mental Health Therapist at the Moose Lake Correctional Facility in Moose Lake, Minnesota.

Katelyn Melcher
Katelyn accepted a position as Clinical Research Coordinator with the Mayo Clinic Psychiatry and Psychology Department.

Summer Nielsen - Plan B: "Childhood Anxiety and Caregiver Strain"
Summer is currently a therapist at CHI Immanuel’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility.


Imane Ait Daoud - Plan B: "The Effect of Stress Susceptibility on the Relationship Between Attachment and Internet Gaming"
Imani is enrolled in a graduate program for psychological assessment at Concordia University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Erich Eberhardt - Plan B: "The Effect of Video Game Use on Attentional Bias of Gaming Related Imagery"

Jim Hasselbrink - Plan B: "The Habituation of Evoked Potentials in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder"

Colleen Switt - Plan B: "Strengthening Psychological Knowledge and Critical Thinking Skills in General Psychology"


Kwesi Adjei - Plan B: "Examining the Relationship between Diversity Climate, Psychological Safety, and Occupational Self-Efficacy"
Kwesi is currently a Ph.D. student at The University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign.

James Clairmont - Plan B: "Work/Family Conflict and Work Engagement During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Autonomy, Family Supportive Supervisor Behaviors, and Family Hours"

Amanda DeLongchamp - Plan B: "Crafting Employee Work-Life Balance"
Amanda is currently working as a Senior Organizational Development Consultant at Plante Moran.

Jie Yu - Plan B: "Abusive Supervision and Burnout: The Moderating Role of Subordinates’ Neuroticism and Time Spent with the Supervisors"

Previous MAPS Students

Class of 2019

Clinical Counseling

Riley Berg is a Therapist at the Trauma Recovery Partial Hospitalization Program, Rogers Behavioral Health.

Aliaksandr Kachan accepted a position as Mental Health Practitioner, Clinical Trainee Alltyr Clinic, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Hannah McCarthy - Plan B: "An Investigation of the Effects of an Intuitive Eating Intervention with University Employees: A Randomized Clinical Trial"
Hannah is currently working with Headway Mental Health, Twin Cities, Minnesota.


Carissa Harvey - Plan B: "The 'Sextual' Double Standard: An Experimental Examination of Variations in Judgments of Men and Women Who Engage in Computer-Mediated Sexual Communication"
Carissa Harvey is a Community Education Program Manager at Partners for Peace, Bangor, Maine.  She is in the Ph.D. program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Jonathan Rogers - Plan B:  "How Malleable Are Beliefs about Traits? Self-Theories About Traits as Motivated Reasoning After Reliving a Negative Self-Conscious Emotion"
Johnathan is currently working as a Senior Quality Improvement Evaluator for ReDiscover.


Lauren Brown - Plan B: "Intervening When Ostracism Occurs: Individual Differences and Psychological Safety as Predictors" 
Dallas Capesius - Plan B: "Empathetic Expression as a Job Requirement: Empathy as a Moderator of Emotional Labor and Health Outcomes in Employees"
Dallas is currently working as a Research Analyst at Middle Market and Digital Business Banking at Barlow Research Associates in Minneapolis. 

Maggie Gauer - Plan B: "Females Leading Like Males: When Agentic Female Leaders Perceive Sex-Based Mistreatment" 

Dayan Maas - Plan B: "Evaluating the Effects of an Intervention to Increase Feedback as a Social Job Resource"
Dayan is currently working as a Statistical Research Analyst at Hiebing.

Class of 2018

Clinical Counseling

Josephine Abate
After graduation, Josephine joined the Adolescent Depression Research Lab at Twin Cities doing clinical assessments for a study examining self-injurious behavior in adolescent girls. She now also works as a research coordinator in the Vinogradov Lab on a research project investigating perinatal mental health and cognitive functioning.

Eden Broberg - Plan B: "Psychopathic Personality Traits, Attention, Emotion, and Disinhibition: An ERP Study of the Differential Correlates in the Two-Process Theory"
Eden is currently a Psychotherapist and Program Assistant at the Emily Program.

Brooke Collins
Brooke is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Arrowhead Psychological Clinic.

Amy Maslowski - Plan B: "Examination of the Effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid Among the Public: A Meta-Analysis"
Amy is currently attending a Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology at the University of North Dakota, and working as an adjunct faculty member with the UMD Department of Psychology.

Natalie Slaughter - Plan B: "A Medical School Educational Intervention to Prevent and Reduce Blaming Trauma Patients"  


Samuel Birkholz - Plan B: "Influences of Affective Stimulus and Placement of Procedural Task Learning and Performance"
Sam is currently attending a Ph.D. program at North Dakota State University in Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience. 

Melinda Dertinger - Plan B: "Using Counter-Stereotypical Exemplars as an Intervention to Reduce Implicit Gender Stereotypes: An Application of Gender Schema Theory"
Melinda is currently working as a Research Associate for the University of Minnesota Medical School on the Duluth campus.

Dustyn Leff - Plan B: "Attentional Bias to Online Video Gaming Images Using Eye Tracking Technology"
Following graduation, he was employed as an instructor in the Psychology Department at the University of MN Duluth. He is currently attending medical school at the University of Minnesota.

Philip Peper - Plan B: "Associated Correlates of Social Comparison Threat to Working Memory Capacity"
Phil is currently working towards his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Texas-Arlington.


Jean Dougherty - Plan B: "The Effects of Feedback-Seeking Behavior and Difficult Goals on Task Performance and Task-Induced Stress"
Jean is currently employed as a Workforce Strategies Consultant for Deloitte.

David Huntley - Plan B: "The Effects of Working at Home During COVID-19 on Sedentary Behavior, Use of Strategies to Decrease Sedentary Behavior, and Perceived Work Performance"
David is currently working as a Research Analyst with Barlow Research Associates.

Katherine Klein - Plan B: "The Impact of Origin of Performance Goals on Task Performance and Stress"
Kate is currently attending a Ph.D. program in Industrial Organizational Psychology at Central Michigan University. 

Harry Kohn - Plan B: "Examining the Relationship Between Psychological Ownership and Knowledge Sharing"

Class of 2017

Clinical Counseling

Sara Anderson - Plan B: "Binge Drinking, Binge Internet Gaming, and Binge Streaming: Common and Specific Impulsive Trait Correlates" 
Sara is currently employed at Touchstone Mental Health as an IRTS/Crisis Program Team Leader.

Katie Axford
Following graduation, Katie was employed as an instructor in the Psychology Department at the University of MN Duluth. She is now currently attending a Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology at the University of Utah.

Claire Guidinger - Plan B: "Appetite Awareness Training as a Weight Gain Prevention Intervention for Young Adult Women: A Randomized Control Trial"
Claire is currently attending a Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology at the University of Oregon.

Sean Hushagen
Following graduation, Sean accepted a position as a school psychologist in the Duluth School District.  He currently works as a Psychometrist for a neuropsychological clinic based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Rachel Johnson - Plan B: "Stress Reactivity Among LGBT+ Participants Associated with Microaggression Experiences"
Following graduation, Rachel accepted a position as a Behavioral Researcher at the Center for Health Promotion, National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado.


Kaitlyn Moriarty - Plan B: "Effects of Acute Psychosocial Stress on Self-Reported Wanting and Liking for High Calorie Foods: Role of Body Mass Index" 


Clair Anderson - Plan B: "The Effects of Coloring and Mindful Audio Work Recovery Techniques on Task Performance, Boredom and Job Satisfaction"
Clair is currently working as a Total Rewards Manager for the State of Colorado's Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.

Brandon Breuer - Plan B: "A Thematic Analysis of Workplace Health Program Participation"
Brandon is currently working as an Individual Consultant (Contract) at ChangePartner, Inc. 

Lauren Engelhart - Plan B: "The Dark Triad as a Moderator of the Relationship Between Overqualification, Counterproductive Work Behaviors, and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors"
Lauren is currently employed as a Business Process Consultant at Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Michael Unzen - Plan B: "Social Networking Sites in Applicant Screening: Attitudes Toward Filtered Profiles"
Michael is currently employed as an Organizational Change Analyst at 3M.

Jared Vincent - Plan B: "The Effects of Leadership on Performance and Satisfaction Across Virtual Communication Media"
Following graduation, Jared was hired as a Stop Loss Support Coordinator at Voya Financial.

Class of 2016

Clinical Counseling

Laura Holmberg - Plan B: "Relationships Between Binge Drinking and Binge Eating with Facets of Impulsivity, Reinforcement Sensitivity, and Attentional Bias"

Kyle Johannessen
Kyle is currently a Therapist with Woodland Hills, working toward his LPCC.

Hannah Lammert - Plan B: “'The Freshman Fifteen' and Beyond: A Meta-Analysis"
Hannah is currently attending Pacific University in their Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, health track.

Lauren Vieaux - Plan B: "A Brief Appetite Awareness Intervention for Eating and Weight Regulation Among College Freshmen: A Randomized Clinical Trial" 
Lauren is currently working at Ellie Mental Health.


Nathan Young - Plan B: "Impulsivity and Risky Decision-Making" 
After graduation, Nathan completed the Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program at DePaul University, graduating in May, 2021.  He accepted a position as a Behavioral Research Scientists with Fidelity Investments. 


Matt Daly - Plan B: "Stepping Up UMD Group Health Coaching: A Behavioral Intervention"
Matt is currently employed as a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, LLP.

Areanna Lakowske - Plan B: "The Influence of Feedback Sequence and a Challenging Goal on Task Performance"
Areanna is currently employed as a Patient Experience Coordinator at Prevea Health.

Kenzie Raboin - Plan B: "Reactions to a Continuous Feedback Intervention in a Software Company"
Kenzie is currently working for International Decision Systems (IDS) as a Global Human Resources Manager.

Alison Shrift - Plan B: "Job Hopping Motives: An Extension of the Unfolding Model of Voluntary Employee Turnover"

Mike Ward - Plan B: "Effects of Framing and Timing on Realistic Job Previews"
After graduation, Mike accepted a position as an HR Coordinator for Casper Construction in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Jessa Youso - Plan B: "Workgroup Emotional Climate: Individual Inputs and Group Cohesion"
Jessa is currently working as a Senior Consultant with Educe Group.