My name is Gracie Ouellette and I am a Junior at the University of New England with an intended major in Psychology and minors in Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician (MHRT/C) and Education. I love learning about how our brains work and I am particularly interested in helping individuals who struggle with mental health issues.
While my original goals involved attending graduate program and become a Clinical Psychologist working with children and adolescents, my focus has recently shifted to exploring other applications of my degree, such as in businesses and schools. One thing I’ve learned in my college career so far is that you cannot predict the future, no matter how much you’d like to be able to. So, I will go with what feels right when the time comes!
I am currently employed at UNE in Dr. Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour’s Research Comprehension and Cognition Lab as a Research Assistant, where we are studying the effects of numerous factors on individuals’ reading comprehension. Along with my Research Assistant position, I am also a Teaching Assistant to Dr. Stiegler-Balfour’s Psychological Statistics course, where I meet with students about their questions one-on-one and host review sessions for upcoming exams.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, running, and drinking iced coffee. In the summer, I spend most of my free time at the beach where I like to skimboard and longboard!