Meet the Team!
Michael is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the I/O Psychology program. He received his B.A. in Psychology and International Relations from The College of New Jersey. He is interested in studying characteristics of work events that make people perceive them to be stressful. He is also interested in future-oriented cognition; specifically, the simulation and prediction of future stressful events.
Angela is a third-year Psychology major with a declared Industrial/Organizational track, along with a minor in Public Administration, and Human Resources certificate. She is currently the Research Group Manager for SEE, and this position has allowed her to engage in a plethora of useful skills such as organization, communication, and leadership; while the research group itself lets her explore and understand work stress. Her ultimate goal is to be able to study and implement systems into the workplace that allow for more diversity and overall equality for minority groups. SEE has given her many applicable experiences with the research process: she has been the Study Coordinator for SEE’s Job Characteristics Study, as well as a Participant Coordinator for the Workplace Helping and Mistreatment studies. Her poster was accepted into the 2020 Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence at UCF, and she was awarded the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship to conduct her research on comparative thinking.
Ignacio is a third-year Psychology major with a track in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He is the Study Coordinator for SEE’s Workplace Mistreatment study, which has given him the chance to exercise his leadership and organizational skills while honing his skills in programs such as Excel, SPSS, and Qualtrics. His goal in the field is to be able to use his communication skills to help other people identify, change, and resolve the problems that are too out of reach for them to deal with themselves. He is currently working to present at a research symposium at the 2021 SIOP Conference as well as preparing to start an Honors Undergraduate Thesis. His poster on rumination and anticipation of mistreatment experiences was accepted into the 2020 Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence at UCF, and he was awarded the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship to study worker perceptions of COVID-19. He has a massive interest in behavioral functioning as well as experimental studies.
Eram is a fourth-year Psychology major with a specified track in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology with a certificate in Human Resources. She is currently a Study Coordinator for SEE’s Workplace Expectations study which provides her with the opportunity to gain research and leadership experience. Her poster about rumination was accepted into the 2020 Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence at UCF. She has also co-authored an accepted submission paper for the 2021 annual Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology conference. SEE has helped her to understand and explore the nuances of organizational research and she is humbled at the opportunity to learn more about job stress/satisfaction as well as professional interpersonal communication. This experience contributes to her aspirations to work in HR and specialize in job satisfaction and maintenance of a healthy and efficient workplace.
Magali is a fourth-year Psychology major, with a declared track in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a certificate in Human Resources. Her future career goal is to work for an organization as a talent acquisition specialist, focusing on recruiting, assessing, and hiring the best talent to meet business objectives. She is currently a Participant Coordinator for SEE. Working as an RA has also helped her learn more about workplace mistreatment, interpersonal communication, and job satisfaction. Recently, she was accepted into the 2020 Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence at UCF and took part in the Organizational Science Summer (OSSI) Institute program at the University of North Carolina. She has also co-authored an accepted submission paper for the 2021 annual SIOP conference.
Zoe is a fourth-year Psychology major with a track in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a certificate in Human Resources. Her future career goal is to become an internal consultant for a major corporation to help facilitate a more productive work environment and make a positive impact on the organization. She is currently the Study Coordinator for a COVID-19 focused study that the SEE research group is conducting which has resulted in a volume contribution and a SIOP research incubator submission. Working in the SEE Research Group has led to her peaked interest and understanding of stressful events, interpersonal mistreatment, and helping at work. She has also been accepted into the 2020 Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence and the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Giselle is a second-year Psychology major with a track in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, a minor in Writing and Rhetoric/Diversity and Social Inequality, and a Human Resources/Leadership Studies certificate. She is currently a Participant Coordinator for the SEE research group in order to enhance her research skills and develop her I/O skillset. Her career aspiration is to work for an organization as an internal consultant, focusing on hiring and staffing decisions in order to improve workplace productivity and overall organizational performance. She has been able to help with ongoing research by running participants, creating surveys using Qualtrics, and coding survey responses.
Rishika is a second-year Psychology major with a track in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a certificate in Human Resources. She is currently a participant coordinator for the SEE Research Group, which has allowed her to refine her communication and organisational skills by using Kanban. She is also preparing an Honors Undergraduate Thesis in the major regarding implementing interventions in the workforce to manage stressors faced by employees everyday. This aspect ties in with her future career goal as she would like to work as a consultant coach in finance or tech firms to help organizations better achieve their desired goals- teaching people to control their reactions to stressors makes them more proficient at their work. She also likes to learn about different leadership techniques as she is in the LEAD Scholars Academy.