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Levy Lab for Personality, Psychotherapy, and Psychopathology
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Lena Becker

Liberal Arts Major(s): Psychology, Spanish
Hometown: Elysburg, Pennsylvania

What was the best part of your experience?

The best part of working as a research assistant in Dr. Levy's lab is working with research participants. I conduct clinical interviews in the lab and then evaluate the data and information collected in these interviews.

The organization and professionalism I must display in lab help me to be a better student

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience has enhanced my interpersonal communication skills and data processing skills. The organization and professionalism I must display in lab help me to be a better student. I work as a lab manager and help other students to complete various projects in the lab. I believe this leadership role positively affects my schoolwork as well.

How will this experience impact your career goals?

In the future, I hope to pursue a career as a psychiatrist. Working with clinical populations and research participants now will help me to stand out as a medical school applicant.

How has the Paterno Fellows Program had an impact on this experience?

Paterno Fellows requires a senior thesis. I knew I wanted to do research in the area of psychology. This is the reason I joined Dr. Levy's lab, and I am really excited to write my thesis.

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