Jovani is junior Psychology major and Chicanx-Latinx Studies minor originally from Kirkland, Washington. He currently works in the Cultural contExts, adolesceNt healTh behavioRs, & develOpment (CENTRO) Lab interested in improving mental health, identity development, and academic outcomes among first-generation and Latinx students. He hopes to use his psychology background to do educational psychology research and make an impact on educational policy. When he’s not doing data analysis instead of homework, Jovani likes to mentor, play the clarinet, and go on midnight food runs.
Mackenzie is a junior Psychology major and Spanish minor from Chula Vista, California. She is currently studying abroad in Santiago, Chile with the intentions of becoming fluent, but is mainly eating a lot of bread and dessert. Mackenzie is still figuring out what she’s interested in, but as of late finds sport psychology, military psychology, clinical psychology fascinating. She works in the Social Cognitive Development lab and is a swimmer for the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens.
Callie Kernick is a junior at Pomona College, originally from Sacramento, California. She is majoring in both Psychology and French. In the spring, she plans to study psychology in Paris, which will provide an exciting opportunity to combine her interests and learn from a new cultural perspective. She currently works with moms and toddlers in the Child Attachment, Relationships, and Emotion (CARE) Lab, which seeks to explore the influence of early childhood relationships on development. She loves to think about the myriad factors that shape individuals' personalities, thoughts, and behavior. The concept that people can grow and develop throughout their lives is also important to her, and she wants to pursue a career in Clinical Psychology that will allow her to do talk therapy with patients. In her spare time, Callie also likes to read, do crossword puzzles, run, swim, and hike.
Rachel Song is a senior Psychology major and Asian American Studies minor from Saratoga, CA. She is passionate about issues of bias and discrimination and hopes to pursue a PhD in Social Psychology one day. Having grown up in the Silicon Valley, she hopes to use her psychology background to inform diversity and inclusion efforts in the tech industry. Rachel is also a head mentor for the Asian American Mentor Program and a member of Groove Nation Dance Crew. Some of her guilty pleasures include watching dance videos, reading self-help books, and drinking boba. She encourages anyone who is vaguely interested in psychology or is in need of a friendly thought-partner to reach out for a meal together.