Student Profile: Psychology Minor

Allison (Alli) Roe
Biology major, Psychology and Chemistry minors

  1. Home town: Iowa City, Iowa
  2. Describe your research and/or internship experience at MMU: Participating in research at MMU gave me the chance to explore different areas of science more closely. I was able to actually apply what I was learning in my classes about the scientific method and statistics to something tangible. It also gave me the chance to get to know some of the professors in a setting outside of the classroom, so when I needed to ask for letters of recommendation, I felt like they had a good idea of my as a person, rather than just as a student.
  3. Favorite class and why: I think my favorite class was Evolutionary Psychology, taught by Dr. Ron Feldt and Dr. Neil Bernstein. With a biology major and a psychology minor, the class helped to bridge the two areas of study and create a connection. I was able to put together how both psychology and the brain have changed through evolution and how that affects the way humans behave today.
  4. What skills/information did you learn at MMU that you think will prepare you for this position/next step? Through my research experience, I was able to attend numerous conferences to present and talk about my research. These conferences have taught me how to speak confidently about research and share what I know with others. It can often be difficult to get up in front of a group of people and give a presentation or talk, but because of all of the experience that I have, I am now comfortable with doing just that. This is not something that can be learned in one day and I would not be nearly as comfortable or as confident when in these types of situations without all of the experiences that I have had through my research.
  5. Post-graduation plans: I plan to go to Medical School to become a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, specializing in orthopaedics