I received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Oklahoma State University. During my time at OSU, I worked in the Laboratory of Emotion and Psychophysiology as a lead Research Assistant for two and half years. Most recently I worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center, at Dr. Madhukar Trivedi’s Center for Depression Research and Clinic Care. My experience there started with the VitalSign6 project - a project that helped primary care providers screen, diagnosis, and treat mild to moderate forms of Major Depressive disorder.
During the time on the project, I had the pleasure of working with organizations such as Brother Bill’s Helping Hands and North Dallas Shared Ministries. I was also able to learn about psychopharmacology and treatment methods for those living with Major Depressive Disorder and other mood disorders. Furthermore, I was able to start to see the barriers that certain populations faced when it came to mental health treatment. After being on the project for a little over two-years, I started as a Research Study Coordinator for Dr. Trivedi’s ground-breaking, longitudinal study Dallas 2K. Now at The Center, I get to continue this work with the same organizations I am passionate about.