Kaylie will be starting a tenure-track faculty position as a professor in Cognitive Psychology at California State University, Dominguez-Hills
1. A brief explanation of your experience in Brigham Young University's Psychology Graduate Student Program:
Kaylie: "I really enjoyed my time as a psychology student at BYU. I went into the program thinking I would go into clinical work, and by the time I finished my undergraduate degree, I wanted to be a researcher. The program provided me hands-on opportunities (such as volunteering at a mental hospital) that allowed me to figure this out. I also worked in four different research labs . The professors were not only helpful in teaching skills that would translate to my future career, but they also allowed me to design and pursue projects that I was passionate about (including letting me collaborate between labs). The classes also covered a wide range of topics that when I left the program, I felt very prepared for my graduate training."
2- What your post-graduation plans are/were/what are you currently doing:
Kaylie: "I will be starting a tenure-track faculty position as a professor in Cognitive Psychology at California State University, Dominguez-Hills in August 2020."
3. What would be your advice for potential students:
Kaylie: "Don’t be afraid to get involved and try something new or something you aren’t sure you will like! You may think you don’t like research, but join a research lab and see what it’s all about. It may surprise you, or you may find a topic you are really passionate about. You may think you won’t enjoy clinical work, but you should still try volunteering at a psychiatric facility- you may really enjoy interacting with the people you serve there."