Undergraduate College/University: Stony Brook University
Major (Minor): Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
Hello! My name is Renee Gilbert and I am from Deer Park, Long Island. I recently graduated from Stony Brook University with a BA in Psychology. I am interested in studying clinical psychology, and specifically resilience. During my junior year, I began as an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Stacey Scott’s lab of Stress, Emotions and Health at Stony Brook University and continued to do work there throughout my undergraduate experience. We worked on a qualitative study of aging, and I became very interested in qualitative research. Thus, after completing my Master’s in general psychology I would like to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology and begin a career in academia.
In addition to being a student, throughout college I also worked as a customer experience manager at Michael’s Arts and Crafts. I enjoyed the position because I love leading others. I also became support staff for a boy with autism and guided him through after school activities and, further, helped him to learn to be independent. Besides work and school, I am passionate about animals and the environment, and I love to go on hikes with my dog.