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College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Undergraduate Mentoring Program

The undergraduate mentoring program pairs outstanding upperclassman in the department with groups of students enrolled in Psychology 210, one of the starting points for students entering the major. Mentors are also available for other students within the department through office hours, held weekly in Johnson Tower 221A. The mentors are knowledgeable about departmental opportunities, navigating the university, study skills, and general tips for being successful students. In addition to meeting with students in small groups and through office hours, as a group they put on presentations about topics relevant to anyone interested in Psychology or getting involved at the university! If you have any questions about the program, please contact Dr. Dee Posey (deeposey@wsu.edu) or Amy Nusbaum (amy.nusbaum@wsu.edu).

 

Complete Tutoring List

​Tutoring
Psych 105: Josie, Joshua, Tram
Psych 210: Kailey, Arden, Tram
Psych 311: Carson, Kailey
Psych 312: Josie
Psych 321: Grace, Jade
Psych 324: Arden, Eliza
Psych 333: Grace, Brianna, Jade
Psych 350: Brianna, Joshua, Carson

Schedule

Office Hours

Mentors:

Arden Ashley
Pronouns: she/her, they/them
Email: arden.ashley@wsu.edu
Graduation: 2020
Hometown: Bellingham, WA
Other majors/minors: Human Development, Spanish
Intended career: Clinical psychologist
Extracurriculars: Launch Ambassador, Resident Advisor for McCroskey, Research Assistant for the Gartstein Infant Temperament Lab
Favorite hangout spot in Pullman: The stone bench by the veteran’s memorial
Advice for students: Take the time to explore your interests by talking to a variety of other Psych students. There are many fields of study within the greater umbrella of “Psychology” and you should find one you are really passionate about. And of course, get research experience in early!

 

Kailey Garrigus
Pronouns: she/her
Email: kailey.garrigus@wsu.edu
Graduation: 2020
Hometown: Goldendale, WA
Intended career: Neuropathologist
Extracurriculars: Psi Chi, Pre-Health club
Advice for students: Your freshman year is a great time to start establishing who you want to be and what you want to be doing for the rest of your college career. Take advantage of when your classes are easier to join clubs and research labs, and take electives that you wouldn’t normally think of taking. You never know what you might fall in love with.

Eliza Cleaver
Pronouns: she/her
Email: eliza.cleaver@wsu.edu
Graduation: 2021
Hometown: Lafayette, CA
Other majors/minors: Sociology, Human Development
Intended career: Therapist/sex educator
Extracurriculars: Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse (ATVP)
Favorite hangout spot in Pullman: Daily Grind Coffeehouse
Advice for students: Always, always, always do the extra credit! For every class! And listen to the advice from Professors, TA’s, or older students; most of their advice is super personal and insightful!

 

Tram Nguyen
Pronouns: she/her
Email: tram.nguyen@wsu.edu
Graduation: 2020
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Intended career: Psychologist
Extracurriculars: Research assistant
Favorite hangout spot in Pullman: Popo
Advice for students: Your freshman year is a best time to explore what you really want. Don’t be afraid to fail and make your freshman year count. Apply for undergrad research for experiences and seek help when needed.

 

Jade Ramsay
Pronouns: she/her
Email: jade.ramsay@wsu.edu
Graduation: 2022
Hometown: Shoreline, WA
Other majors/minors: Biology, Pre-med track
Intended career: Immunologist/Allergist
Extracurriculars: ASWSU Health and Safety Committee, Psychology Club, Ronald McDonald House charity
Favorite hangout spot in Pullman: Daily Grind, Flix
Advice for students: When the going gets tough, remember there’s always tomorrow. With that said, always ask for help and seek guidance from others. Embrace your failures and learn from them, otherwise they’ll have truly been a lose with no gain. And always: do your homework, be open to new ideas, and challenge others with facts and data.

 

Brianna Halter
Pronouns: she/her
Email: brianna.halter@wsu.edu
Graduation: 2021
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Other majors/minors: Human Development
Intended career: Clinical Psychologist
Extracurriculars: Teaching assistant for Psych 361, radio DJ at KZUU
Favorite hangout spot in Pullman: Pups ‘n Cups
Advice for students: Work hard in school, but make sure that you’re maintaining a balanced lifestyle. Don’t overload yourself to the point of not enjoying what you’re doing anymore. “Stress is a fact of life, but it should never become a way of life.” – someone wiser than me

 

Joshua Emanuelson
Pronouns: he/him
Email: joshua.emanuelson@wsu.edu
Graduation: 2020
Hometown: Puyallup, WA
Other majors/minors: Human Development
Intended career: School Psychology
Extracurriculars: Teaching assistant, Harvest House intern
Favorite hangout spot in Pullman: UREC climbing wall
Advice for students: Find ways to maintain motivation for studying throughout the semester, whether it’s knowing when to take breaks, engaging in meaningful activities or any number of other helpful motivation boosters. It can make a world of difference in your studies!

 

Josie Hillis
Pronouns: she/her
Email: josie.hillis@wsu.edu
Graduation: 2021
Hometown: Erwinville, LA/Billings, MT
Other majors/minors: Biology, Pre-med track
Intended career: Psychiatrist
Extracurriculars: Psi Chi Historian, Yarn Club President, CCE volunteer, Psych 105 TA, Neuropsychology and Aging Lab, Volunteer Youth Volleyball Coach
Favorite hangout spot in Pullman: The Bookie

 

Grace Yancey
Pronouns: she/her
Email: grace.yancey@wsu.edu
Graduation: 2020
Hometown: Sammamish, WA
Other majors/minors: Human Development
Intended career: High school counselor
Extracurriculars: Residence hall government, Psychology club, Art club
Favorite hangout spot in Pullman: Zoe’s Cafe
Advice for students: Seek connections with your classmates, professors, and other people in your department! Many of the people in your psych classes share the same passion as you, which makes starting new conversations much easier! Expanding your network helps you out academically, socially, and makes you feel more at home while you’re at school.

 

Carson Tidyman
Pronouns: he/him
Email: james.tidyman@wsu.edu
Graduation: 2020
Hometown: Issaquah, WA
Intended career: Mental health counselor
Extracurriculars: Research assistant for the Political Interactions lab, Adventure Facilitator/Rental shop attendant at the Outdoor Recreation center
Favorite hangout spot in Pullman: Sunnyside Park, Azia, Pups & Cups, Café Moro
Advice for students: Use all the study tools your professors give you–study guides, practice problems, exam preparation sessions, etc.

 

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