Industrial/Organizational Psychology Students

Chelsea HightowerChelsea Hightower is a 6th year I-O psychology student on Dr. Harman's team. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2014, and also received her master's in Clinical Psychology from UCF in 2016. Her research interests include: workplace discrimination and compensation, specifically issues surrounding the gender wage gap and pay equity. Chelsea currently works as a Compensation Analyst and enjoys HIIT Training and brunch in her free time.

greenSydney Green is a 4th year industrial and organizational psychology student in Dr. Burke's lab. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Kent State University in 2018, and her master's of art in industrial and organizational psychology from Louisiana State University in 2021. After graduating, she plans to pursue a job in academia. Her research interests include supporting marginalized employees through organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family in New Orleans and hanging around Baton Rouge with fellow grad students.

ginoGino Howard is a 4th-year I/O psychology student working with Dr. Don Zhang. He received his bachelor's and master's degree from California State University, San Bernardino studying I/O Psychology. Gino's current research is focused on improving employee well-being. More specfically, his research explores work and nonwork challenges, marginalized populations, and workaholism. When Gino is not focusing on his studies, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, enjoying the great outdoors, and enjoying the musical arts.

Hannah PerkinsHannah Perkins Stark is a third-year doctoral student studying Industrial/Organizational psychology at Louisiana State University. Her research interests include the application of advanced research methodologies to examine employee well-being and the work/non-work interface. Outside of school, she enjoys doing yoga, listening to the Crime Junkie podcast, and renovating her “fixer-upper”.

Tyler CoweyTyler Cowley is a 3rd year Industrial/organizational psychology student working with Dr. Zhang. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University. His research interests include loss aversion/risk-taking at work, judgement and decision-making, and burnout. He enjoys playing golf in his spare time, hiking, exploring the city, and watching sporting events.

Headshot of Katelyn Reeves

Katelyn Reeves is a first-year I/O Psychology student on Dr. Zhang's team. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from California State University - Fresno in 2022. Her research interests include employee interviews, selection tests, work-life balance, and mental health at work. Outside of school, she loves walking in nature, gaming, watching shows, and spending time with her family and friends.



Headshot of Sydney Roux

Sydney Roux is a first year psychology student on Dr. Burke's team. She received her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Organizational Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2021. Her research interests include diversity and inclusion, worker well-being/satisfaction, and leadership. Outside of school, she enjoys spending her time at the gym, reading, hammocking, or playing video games with friends!


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