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Psychology Alumni

Class of 2009

Rob Blackwell was a research assistant at University of Maryland School of Medicine in FA09 & SP10. He is now a pilot for the United States Navy.

Jill Bradley is pursuing a MSW from University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Katie Cain earned a MPH from Hunter College in 2013. She is now a Program Specialist for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Jacqueline Caminiti is an Executive Assistant at Northwestern Mutual.

Jessica Clark completed the MAT at SMCM in 2010. She is a 1st grade teacher for Wicomico County Public Schools.

Maya Cosentino is pursuing her MD from Universitat Witten/Herdecke (Uni WH) in Germany.

Erika Delanoy completed her Masters in Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin in 2011. She interned  in Hospice/Palliative Care at the department of Veteran Affairs for 5 months and is now currently a social worker for Family Preservation Services in Charlottesville, VA.

Heather DeMarr is Studying Applied Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology. She is currently a Behavior Specialist at the Scott Center for Autism Treatment.

Justin Eid has earned an MHA (Mentoring Human Action) Certification and is now a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counselor and Specialist (specializing in those with severe DSM: Axis I mental illnesses) with Key Point Health Services.

Valerie Freund was a Psychometrics Intern at Discovery Education. She is now pursing a Master's in Quantitative Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University.

Hannah Fegley is working towards an MSW at Smith College School for Social Work. Hannah says,

"Smith College's MSW program is a unique, clinically-focused, block schedule program. Students take all of their academic classes over 3 summers (22 credits/summer) and then spend 8 months at a field site (30 hours/week). I just finished my first summer and am currently a social work intern at Sheppard Pratt's Mann Residential Treatment Center, providing individual, family and group therapy. If you are interested in Smith's MSW program please feel free to contact me at "

Tashia Graham is a Human Resources Associate for Fenway Community Health in Boston, MA.

Elli Gutowski spent 4 years as a Community Health Agent for HIV/AIDS with the Peace Corps and served in the Southeastern African country of Malawi. She is currently a Laboratory Manager at Boston University.

Makeyda Hilliard earned her Master's in School Counseling at Trinity Washington University in 2012. She is a high school counselor in Montgomery County.

Katie Klotz is an Orthopedic Technician for the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center in Annapolis, Md.

Kay Lamar earned a Master's Degree in Social Psychology at Claremont Graduate University in 2012.

Kayla Mangen earned her Master's Degree in Counseling at the School of Education of Johns Hopkins University in 2012. She works part-time at a substance abuse clinic in Baltimore County.

Christa McAllister serves as the Student Life Coordinator of the Leonardtown campus at College of Southern Maryland. She is responsible for placement test advising, student development, advising Student Activities Committee, training and supervising campus clubs/organizations and their staff/faculty advisors, and student programming. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member at CSM teaching courses on student success.

Briana Nehez earned her BSN in nursing from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2013 and is currently a Graduate Nurse at Baylor All Saints Medical Center.

Marie Oben completed her MS in Kinesiology, Cognitive Motor Neuroscience at UMCP in 2011. She is currently an Orthopaedic Technician.

Samantha (Ortiz) Salerno currently works for Sheppard Pratt Health Systems.

Lauren Payne is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of North Dakota. She is an instructor of success courses through the Student Success Center. 

Evan Polisar is a Press Secretary/Legislative Assistant for the Office of Congressman Alcee L. Hastings.

Jennifer "Niki" Novak earned her Master's degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chestnut Hill College in 2011. She is currently a service coordinator for Pathways to Housing DC.

Jori Sapper completed the MAT program at SMCM. She is currently a 2nd grade teacher at The Westminster School.

Emily (Smithson) Moore earned her Master's of Arts and Educational Specialist in School Psychology from James Madison University in 2012.

Jennifer (Slomski) Tress is a Team Lead/Software Engineer at ClearEdge IT Solutions, LLC.

Katie Soleo currently works for Coherent Technical Services, Inc. (CTSi) in Lexington Park, MD.

Judy Songrady is the Lab Coordinator at the Duke Canine Cognition Center. She is traveling to Hungary in 2013 to study Veterinary Science.

Marian Stukes earned her MS in Clinical Counseling at Johns Hopkins University in 2012. She is currently a therapist at the Mental Health Center. 

Melodi Wilkie earned her MA in Clinical Psychology from Towson University in 2011.

Gina (White) Sheets is a Clinical Assistant II at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Josh Whitt is currently a graduate research assistant at University of Maryland, Baltimore, where he is pursuing a PhD in Neuroscience.

Tori Whitlow expects to complete her MD at University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2013.

Class of 2008

Esther Adetunji earned her JD at Boston College Law School in 2011. She worked as a legal intern in Pretoria North, Gauteng, South Africa for the Refugee and Migrant Worker Rights Programme of Lawyers for Human Rights for 5 months. She is currently a staff attorney for Bread for the City in Southeast DC.

Oluwatonsin (Liz) Babaloa expects to complete her graduate studies at Brown University in 2013.

April Corrice is a Research Analyst for Organizational and Management Studies in the Office of the Executive Vice President of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in Washington, D.C.

Amanda Collins worked at Nida (National Institute on Drug Abuse)/ NIH. She is currently employed at Westat.

Jenalee Coster earned her MD from University of Maryland at Baltimore in 2012. She is now a General Surgery Resident at the University of Virginia.

Madeline Eberhardt earned her MAT from SMCM in 2009 and is currently a third grade teacher for Baltimore County Public Schools.

Daniel Hawkins works for Tox Path Specialists.

Justine Hoewing completed her MAT in Early Childhood Education from SMC in 2010 and is now a lead Pre-K teacher for Montgomery County Public Schools.

Christopher Hughes spent a year as a Professional Psychology Trainee for the Devereux Foundation in PA following his graduation from SMC. He completed his EdS in Child, Family & School Psychology at Denver University in 2013 and is now a School Psychologist at Douglas County School District in CO.

Christopher Kauffman has worked at Pathways, Inc. and Weidiko. He earned his Masters in Social Welfare at UCLA in 2012 and is now a Social Worker at Solano County H&SS.

Shannon Kummer is a Research Associate at United Biosource Corporation (UBC). In her position there, Shannon does qualitative research with patients in a variety of disease areas. She conducts focus groups and interviews with patients, manages logistic and financial aspects of projects, analyzes qualitative data, writes proposals, protocols and reports, and works directly with pharmaceutical and government clients. She has been with UBC for over 3 years and loves it.

Vanessa Medley expects to complete her graduate studies in School Psychology at UMCP in 2014. Currently, she is a School Counseling Intern at Prince George's County Public Schools.

Caitlin Moore works for Booz Allen Hamilton.

Ben Patterson complete his Master's in Public Policy at UMCP in 2012.

Sara Rubinstein earned her MA in Dance/Movement Therapy from Drexel University in 2010. She is currently a Fun Time Volunteer at The Children's Inn at NIH. As of Aug 2013, she will be a 2013-2014 Israel Service Fellow with Ma'ase Olam.

Brendan Spealman is a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and serves as a Combat Engineer Platoon Commander.

Kaitlin Taylor completed her Master's degree from Simmons College in 2011 and currently works for Newton Public Schools in Massachusetts.

Theresa Tenaglia is currently a Management Analyst/Attorney Recruitment Coordinator for the Department of Justice, Civil Division.

Brittanny (Wilson) Petrzala is a Community Support Specialist for the Southern Maryland Community Network. She completed her studies in Professional Marriage and Family Counseling at UMUC in 2013 and is now a counselor for Liberty.

Paula (Zweimiller) Causey completed the MAT program at SMCM in June 2009 and is now a 4th grade teacher for SMCPS at Town Creek Elementary.

Class of 2007

Amanda Ballute is an Account Executive for The Richmond Group USA.

Andrea Bancells earned an MS in Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in 2010. She was a Teaching Assistant at Kennedy Krieger Institute for 4 years and is now working for Richcroft, Inc.

Rashmi Bhanot pursued graduate studies in ESOL at Johns Hopkins University.

Colin Black completed graduate studies at Loyola University. He is high school counselor for the Montgomery County Public Schools System.

Kerry Buechler earned her MS in Special Education from Johns Hopkins University in 2012. She is a service coordinator at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Jennifer (Connolly) Siever completed her MS in Counseling Psychology at Loyola University of MD in 2009. Since then she has served in a variety of positions, including as an intern for The House of Ruth Maryland, as a Mental Health Worker for the Trauma Disorders Unit of Sheppard Pratt Health Systems and as a Psychology Associate for the Correctional Mental Health Center in Jessup, MD. She is currently a psychotherapist for Key Point Health Services.

Diane Cordani works for Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland.

Megan Farley completed her MSW at Boston College in 2009. She is currently a social worker for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

Ranwa Hammamy earned her Masters in Public Health, Community Health Education at UMCP in 2010. In 2012, she began studies at the Union Theological Seminary and hopes to earn her Master of Divinity in 2015.

Jessica Hoehn is a Psychology Testing Technician at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Ayse (Ikizler) Selin worked as a research associate for American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C. for three years following graduation. She is currently a TA and Research Assistant at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she is pursuing a PhD in Counseling Psychology. She expects to complete her studies in 2014.

Karin Jensvold expects to complete her studies at Charleston Law in 2012.

Hannah Kampmeyer works for National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Hillary Leech is currently pursuing her M.Ed. in Speech-Language Pathology at University of Virginia.

Hannah (Lichtenstein) Graves has been working as a Senior Research Assistant at Brown University's Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies since 2008.  In the fall of 2011, she also started part time at Brown University for her Masters in Behavioral and Social Sciences Interventions (BSSI).   

Joshua Lubben is a Senior Admissions Counselor for UMBC.

Michelle (Mason) Malone completed her MAT at SMCM in 2008. She currently works for St. Mary's County Public Schools.

Jackie McGill earned her MD from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2011. She is currently a Family Medicine Resident for Moses Cone Health System in NC.

Cassie Ruiz is a Surgery Technician for Charles River and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Janelia Farm Research Campus located in Ashburn, VA.

Jeanne Sutton earned her Master's in Counseling at Loyola University of Maryland in 2007 and a second Master's in Integrative Counseling Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies in 2010. She is currently a Therapist/Counselor for Catholic Charities in San Mateo, California, and a Perinatal Counselor for Women's Recovery Association.

Caitlin Gore Ward worked with Intellectual Property Law for Finnegan Henderson for 2 years. She earned her degree in Nursing at Johns Hopkins University in 2012.

Brittney Zakielarz earned her Master's degree in School Psychology at Towson University in 2012. She is currently a School Psychologist for Harford County Public Schools.

Class of 2006

Eileen Barnes is the Assistant to John Mather and Project Support Specialist for the James Webb Space Telescope Project at at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Cori Brooks completed her MS in Criminal Justice, Criminology at University of Baltimore in 2009.

Gwen Calhoon earned her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Maryland Baltimore in 2013.

Dian Dinh works for the Baltimore County Public Library. She is married to psyc alum James Poimos '06.

Stephanie Gardiner earned her M.A. in Industrial Psychology from Hofstra University in 2008. She is a Talent Management Analyst for Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Diana Gayle completed her studies in Mental Health Therapy at Capella University in 2012. She is currently a Case Manager/Social Worker for Inner City Family Services in Washington, D.C., and a Resident Advisor for the SEED School of Washington, D.C.

Jonathan Hege worked as a Data Analyst for comScore for four years following graduation. He is currently a Web Analyst for The Washington Post.

Gregory Horvitz earned his Masters degree in Library Science from the University of Maryland in 2008 and is currently an Information Research Specialist for Northrop Grumman.

Laurie (Kloster) Filer earned an MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University in 2008. She is currently working as a Human Resources Specialist for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Erica Mundle completed her studies in Curriculum and Instruction and Administration at McDaniel College in 2011. She is currently 4th Grade Classroom Teacher at Norrisville Elementary School in Pennsylvania.

Katelyn Opel earned her Master's degree in Marital Therapy at UMCP. She is a Couple and Family Therapist at  Laurel Fay & Associates in Silver Spring, MD. She also serves as a School Based Therapist for the Guide Program.

Nick Pennington is an Account Executive at Screen Designs & Promotions.

Katie (Ryan) Albritton earned her M.Ed. - Early Childhood Special Education from UMCP in 2009. She is currently a LD Special Ed. Teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools.

Ashley Scarr is pursuing a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of New England and expects to complete her studies in 2014.

Leo Schlosnagle earned a Ph.D. in life-span developmental psychology from West Virginia University in 2011.  Most of his research focuses on how adults of different ages make monetary investment decisions.  His area of inquiry shares a lot in common with behavioral economics, and his research employs correlational and experimental methods. Leo feels that the undergraduates at SMCM who plan to pursue graduate degrees might be especially interested in some of WVU's programs, and suggests such students visit the WVU web site at Currently, Leo is the Research & Resource Development Manager at the Center for Excellence in Disabilities at WVU.

Alexis Seneff earned her MSHS in Physician Assistant Studies from The George Washington University in 2010. She is currently Physician Assistant in the Medical ICU at John Hopkins Hospital.

Holly Stone earned her M.Ed. (Special Education: Severe Disabilities) from Vanderbilt University in 2010.

Alison Travers completed her graduate studies at John's Hopkins University in 2009 and is currently a biologist at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Alison (Ulino) Mason completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at UMB.

Ashley (Wirtz) Everhart completed her studies in Curriculum and Instruction and Administration at McDaniel College in 2012. She is currently 2nd Grade Classroom Teacher for Caroll County Public Schools.

Class of 2005

Ramtin Arabloui is the Program Manager for Health and Environmental Funders Network in Bethesda, MD.

Erin Bryant pursued graduate studies at the University of Marland, College Park. She is currently a Science Writer/Editor for National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Christine Cramer earned her Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University in 2009. She is now working towards her PhD in Marriage, Family, and Human Development at BYU (Brigham Young University).

Kate (Dansie) Bowman earned her MSW at the University of Marland, Baltimore in 2007. She is currently a Mental Health Therapist for MSA The Child & Adolescent Center in Columbia, MD.

Katie Eck earned her Masters Degree in School Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in 2008 and is currently a School Counselor for Washington County Public Schools.

Emily Flanagan served in the Peace Corps in Brahmanbaria, Dhaka, Bangladesh, for the year following graduation and then for Americorps Boston Cares & Hands On Network the year after that. She earned her Master's degree in International Relations from Harvard University in 2010 and currently works as an employment specialist for Partnership Development Group Rehabilitation Services in Baltimore, MD.

Doria Fleisher is the Associate Director of the Melwood Recreation Center in Nanjemoy, MD.

Eleanor Fletcher earned her MS in Occupational Therapy from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2009 and is now an Occupational Therapist for Children's Therapy Associates.

Kerry (Graham) Hudgins earner her Master's in Theology at the University of Nottingham in 2007. She currently works for Baltimore City Public Schools.

Carrie Grisham is pursuing a PsyD in Psychology from George Washinton University. She expects to complete her studies in 2014.

Makeyda Hilliard earned her Masters degree in School Counseling at Trinity Washington University in 2012.

Angy Kallarkal earned her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 2012. She is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Univeristy of Utah.

Lisa McQuighan earned a M.A. in Psychology from American University in 2007. She has worked as a research associate for Arbitron in Columbia, MD and is now Product Analyst at Nielsen Audio.

Jessica Leonard earned her MS in Sport Psychology- Exercise and Sports Sciences from Ithaca College in 2009. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Counseling Psychology from West Virginia University and hopes to complete her studies in 2014.

Hope Lobkowicz volunteered at the Marine Mammal Center's rescue and release program on the central coast of California after graduation.  She earned an MA in Public Policy, with a concentration in Environmental Policy, from The George Washington University in 2008. She is currently a Government Affairs Senior Associate with Pew Environment Group, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. And she also works for the  U.S. Green Building Council.

Michael Mitchell works at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania.

Caitlin Moore completed the Tuck Business Bridge Program in 2008. She currently works for Booz Allen Hamilton.

Pamela Naab earned her Masters in Psychology at Boston College in 2007 and her PhD in Counseling Psychology at Boston College in 2012. She is now pursuing post grad work at Northeatern University.

Liz O'Sullivan earned a M.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi in 2008. She is currently the Head of Drama and a AAP faculty member at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani.

Abigail Rotholz earned her Master's in MA Counseling and Guidance with a minor in Native American Studies at New Mexico State University in 2013.

Christina Salama is pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Georgia and hopes to complete her studies in 2014.

Christina (Rowe) Schultheis works for the Health Surveys Branch (DSD) of the US Census Bureau as a Survey Statistician who works on quality assurance activities for the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). She is currently pursuing an MPH in Community Health Education from the University of Maryland College Park.

Jessica Searle pursued graduate studies at NYU Silver School of Social Work. She is currently a Clinical Social Work Intern at F.E.G.S Health and Human Services System.

Sarah Sloane pursued graduate studies in Clinical Counseling at Johns Hopkins University. She is currently a Hot Yoga instructor.

Jason Straub earned his MA in Social Work from UMB. He is currently an Outpatient Therapist working with children as part of the Community Psychiatry Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Sasha Stout is a research associate for KAI Research in Washington, D.C.

Class of 2004

Kyle Bishop received an MS in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University in 2007. She has worked at various community agencies including a drug/alcohol rehabilitation center and a children's center specializing in the emotional needs of children. Kyle is the Director of Counseling at SMCM and earned her PhD in counseling psychology in 2013.

Joshua Chiapelli earned his MD from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA in 2008. He is now a psychiatry resident at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Jordan Knicely completed his MS in Psychology at Lehigh University in 2010. He is now a Research Analyst at the University of Scranton.

Benaiah Lee currently teaches 3rd grade in Baltimore City. She entered the teaching field after a 2 year stint in the business world because she wanted to find a way to put her degree to work helping people. She earned her MAT in Elementary Education from Johns Hopkins in May 2010.

Class of 2003

Brian Jobe remained at SMC to work as a research associate collaborating with Dr. Laraine Glidden's in Project Parenting for two years following graduation. While pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at UMBC, he worked at the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County as a clinical staff member of the New Behaviors Program for Men. He supervises the intake assessment and referral process, maintains regular contact with the court and probation departments, conducts group and individual therapy with clients, and manages the day-to-day operations of the program. Also, as part of his job he gets to oversee graduate students at one of their first clinical placements. He completed his studies there in 2012 and is now an Intern at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Julia G. Kurish earned her MA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, in 2006.

Emily Lawrence earned her MS in Recreation & Leisure Studies at UNC Chapel Hill in 2006. She is a Certified Recreation Therapist and works for the National Institutes of Health.

Angela (Trinidad) Draheim has been the Departmental Assistant in Psychology at SMCM since 2004.

Ibrahim Gba-Kamara is currently serving as an Aviation Administrator for the US Navy and earned a BA degree in Paralegal Studies from Roger Williams University in 2011. He has also studied Healthcare Administration at University of Maryland University College.

Class of 2002

Rebecca Anderson is pursuing a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the Institute of Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

Kimberly Gurski is a Regulatory Trade Compliance Coordinator for UNDER ARMOUR®.

Wendy (Povistsky) Stickle earned her MA & PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from UMCP in 2005 & 2009 respectively. She is currently a Research Analyst for Westat.

Jennifer Horn received an MSW from Temple University in 2007 and an MBA in Management & Planning from the University of Phoenix in 2009. She is currently a Legal Liaison for Dauphin County Social Services for Children and Youth in PA.

Julie Bederka Hamilton earned her Masters of Education in School Counseling from Loyola College of MD in 2005. She is the Director of Business Development for CBH Health, LLC.

Nicole Little earned her DVM from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She works as a veterinarian for Veterinary Specialists of South Florida.

Kelly O'Brien completed a predoctoral internship at UNC-Chapel Hill (September 2006-September 2007) and then earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology (child track) from the University of Florida in May 2008. She is has been a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland in the Department of Psychology since May 2008. 

Class of 2001

Robert Friesel is a Graphical User Interface Developer for a web developer in Vermont. He is married to psyc alumna Amy Chess '00.

Jennifer (Menard) Marsh has been the Animal Caretaker and Departmental Technician at SMCM since 2001. She is pursuing a Master's in I/O Psychology.

Class of 2000

Amy Chess earned her MA in Experimental Psychology from the University of Vermont in 2004 and her PhD in Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience) from Dartmouth College 2007. She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychology at the University of Vermont from 2006-2010 and is currently the Program Director of Psychology at Champlain College where she provides program leadership, curriculum development, and advising for the Psychology Program, in addition to teaching Psychology courses. She is married to psyc alum Robert Friesel '01.

David Ryden earned his JD from University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law in 2003 and is currently an Assistant State's Attorney for Harford County.