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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 ( or Amy Nusbaum (


Complete Tutoring List


Office Hours


Carina Moreno-Ramirez



Can tutor for: ​​Psych 105 & 333

Graduation: Spring 2019

Other majors/minors: Pre-Medicine

Hometown: Royal City, WA

Intended career: Psychiatry

University involvement: Psychology Mentor, Psychology Club

Advice for students: Put in the hard work at the beginning and it will pay off in the end. Get involved around campus and make an effort to explore new clubs and sports, you never know what will be your passion.

Rylee Hanson



Can tutor for: Psych 210 & 311

Graduation: Spring 2019

Other majors/minors: Human Development

Hometown: Orting, WA.

Intended career: High school guidance counselor

University involvement: Psi Chi member, first-generation ambassador, Psych 105 TA

Advice for students:  Get involved! It can be intimidating to get involved (especially as a freshman), but it’s so rewarding and teaches you so many skills with networking and work ethic.




Hannah Jensen



Can tutor for: Psych 105 & 333

Graduation: Spring 2019

Other majors/minors: Human Development

Hometown: Montesano, WA

Intended career: Undecided

University involvement: Research assistant, Teaching assistant, Psych Club, Psi Chi

Advice for students: This university has so much to offer. Don’t be afraid to try lots of new things while you’re here. Find new ways to be a better person and make sure that when your WSU experience comes to an end, you will have no regrets. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” -Mark Twain.

Kat Schwab



Can tutor for: Psych 311 & 470

Graduation: Spring 2019

Hometown: Fife, WA

Intended career: Addiction counselor

University involvement: The Lovely Sisterhood of Chi Delta Sigma Sorority, Inc., Filipino America Student Association, Harvest House, Palouse Recovery Center, and the Graphics Designer in the Student Organization Center

Advice for students: If they ever doubt you or say, “You CAN’T do it,” then they are just afraid of how AMAZING you’ll do! Never question whether you should do something or not because it might be the best choice you’ll ever make. The best way to survive college is to see how things work out and test the waters because it’s better to leave trying then to wonder what could have happened.

Siena Benson



Can tutor for: Psych 324 & 350

Graduation: Spring 2019

Other majors/minors: Biology

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Intended career: Clinical Neuropsychologist

University involvement: Vice President of Undergrad Research Club, Teaching assistant for Psych 105, Research assistant

Advice for students: It’s okay to ask for help! You’ll be able to reach your goals faster and become surrounded by people who will continuously support you.

Courtney Goff



Can tutor for: Psych 312 & 324

Graduation: Spring 2019

Other majors/minors: Fine Arts

Hometown: Philipsburg, Montana

Intended career: Art therapy counseling

University involvement: WSU Dining-Spark Starbucks, Teaching assistant

Advice for students: I would highly recommend not to shy away from any classes that you think you might not be interested in or classes you have heard are challenging. If you approach every class with a good attitude and an open mind you may find interest in topics you never would have thought you had! It is also important to connect with fellow students and faculty, because it can help you find answers and opportunities.

Arden Ashley



Can tutor for: Psych 210

Graduation: 2021

Other majors/minors: Criminal Justice, Spanish, Women’s Studies

Hometown: Bellingham, WA

Intended career: Clinical psychologist

University involvement: Volunteering at food banks, Gender and Sexuality alliance, Raptor Club

Advice for students: Organize your study materials as you receive them, and plan time slots for studying, eating, and resting during the week before exams.

Tiffany Gray



Can tutor for: Psych 210 & 312

Graduation: Spring 2019

Other majors/minors: Human Development

Hometown: La Center, WA

Intended career: Clinical psychologist

University involvement: Teaching assistant and research assistant

Advice for students: A piece of advice I would give to new Psych students is to make freshman year count. Keep up with your school work but also make time to do the things offered at university. Try out a new club on campus, go to your residence hall activities, just get out of your comfort zone and try something new. You can only find yourself if you step out of your comfort zone. Also, don’t be afraid to pursue a job, a research lab or a TA position. You may find your passion through these activities.

Kailey Garrigus



Can tutor for: Psych 210 & 350

Graduation: Spring 2020

Other majors/minors: Neuroscience

Hometown: Goldendale, WA

Intended career: Neuropathologist

University involvement: 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.


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