Psychology Ambassadors

Psychology ambassadors are student representatives selected by the director of the psychology program at Michigan Tech. The role of the ambassador is to promote Tech's undergraduate degree program and to inform the campus and local communities of the psychology profession and its myriad real-world applications. The psychology majors comprising the group have very diverse backgrounds and interests, unified by a love for psychology and a desire to help others with everything from navigating campus to finding their calling within this broad discipline.

The ambassadors are very active on campus. They have spoken with prospective Tech students at the University’s Open House, given presentations to undecided majors in general education classes, and supported current students through coordinating undergraduate research opportunities in psychology. Currently, the group is organizing a tour to high schools in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula to expand their outreach efforts.

If you see an ambassador out and about, which is likely, don’t hesitate to ask a question—or just say hello. Also feel free to contact them via email. Psychology majors interested in applying for the ambassador role should contact Susan Amato-Henderson.

Lauren Dupey

Hometown: Pleasant Prairie, Wis.
Class: fourth year
Areas of interest: human dimensions of natural resources and environmental issues

Multiliteracies Center language coach; undergraduate research assistant under Professor Kathleen Halvorsen (Social Sciences); enjoys archery, yoga, hiking, backpacking, fishing, and any other outdoor activity; has three cats: Estes, Yukon, and Rosie

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Rachel Franchock

Hometown: Milford, Mich.
Class: third year
Areas of interest: human factors and usability

Association of Psychology Students; Figure Skating Club vice president; Human Interface Design Enterprise

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Kerri Mayra

Hometown: Hancock, Mich.
Class: fourth year
Areas of interest: social work and gerontology

Association of Psychology Students; Psi Chi; Women’s Leadership Council; Relay for Life; Young Women’s Leaders Program; Dial Help Campus Victim Response Team co-coordinator and volunteer

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Abbey Westphal

Hometown: Iron River, Mich.
Class: fourth year
Areas of interest: clinical psychology; behavioral and neural science

Association of Psychology Students; Blue Key; Dial Help Campus Victim Response Team volunteer

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