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Student Profiles

Dalton Moose '17
Psychology Major

"Why psych? Because there are plenty of opportunities for me after college in this field. I would like to help people in my career choice, whether that would be therapy or law enforcement."


Evan Schultz '17
Psychology Major

"My major is in Psychology because it has always been a passion of mine. My mother worked as an accountant for a therapeutic office full of psychologists that really led me to where I am today. I really want to follow in their footsteps and I knew that Catawba College was the right place to fulfill that!"


Melissa Greene '17
Psychology Major; Sociology Minor

"I find learning about people and the way they think and interact with other people is very interesting. "


Jennifer Beach '17
Psychology Major; Biology Minor

"I'm majoring in Psychology and Biology to eventually obtain a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience because I like Brains."


Isabel Vasquez '17
Psychology Major

"I always thought that psychology was very interesting ever since I took a class in high school, but never really thought to pursue it. After high school psychology was pushed to the back of my mind. However, when I took another psychology class in college it piqued my interest. The classes that I have taken so far were very interesting; although some were more difficult than others they were still enjoyable nonetheless. In the future I am hoping to work with children as I did with my internship this summer, but then again that may change, but for now that’s what I’m hoping to do."


Josh Edwards '17
Psychology Major

"I am a psychology and sociology major. The main aspect of psychology that I love is learning how the brain functions, and the part I love best about sociology is learning why individuals behave the ways they do within a social context. Basically, I love the brain. After Catawba, I hope to further my education by either attending medical school or graduate school."


Taylor King '18
Psychology Major

"I have always loved helping people, and a degree in Psychology will help me understand those people I help even more."


Tyus Lopez '18
Psychology Major; Business Administration Minor; Member of the Soccer Team

"Why psychology? I want to know why people do what they do. Future Plans? Go into human resources after graduation."


Hailey Kelly '18
Psychology Major; Sociology Minor

"I plan a 2018 graduation. I like Psychology because I am interested in learning how people think and what makes them who they are. In the future I plan to do more research on psychological topics that I'm interested in, and hopefully bring some new knowledge to the field."


Jenna Thompson '18
Psychology Major; Sociology Minor


"I'm super excited to be a counselor next year I'm not sure for what but I do know I feel called to use my major and my knowledge from graduation to help others!"


Shelby Davis '18
Psychology and Administration of Justice Double Major; Business Administration Minor


"Psychology interest me because I like figuring out why people act as they do. I hope to do something, such as a forensic psychologist."


Michaela Fink '18
Psychology Major; Sociology and Biology Double Minor

"I am majoring in psychology with a double minor in sociology and biology. I want to major in psychology so I can pursue a future career in counseling!"


Hope Woods '18
Psychology and Biology Double Major; Environmental Science Minor

"I have interest in attending law school and am a member of the Women’s Lacrosse team here at Catawba. "


Breki Bjarnason '18
Psychology Major; Sociology Minor; Academic All-District Honors in Soccer

"I have always been interested in what people think and why we think like we do. I thought psychology would cover that and many other interesting things. I have no idea what I want to do with my life, except I know I want to surround myself with good people and make a living doing something I enjoy, whatever that will be."


Abigail Stowe '18
Psychology Major


Shannon Wright '18
Psychology Major; French Minor

"I have always enjoyed understanding why people are the way they are and I feel like a major in Psychology will give me the opportunity to gain more understanding as well as put it to use by helping other people. I have not decided which field of Psychology I want to go into yet."


Jordan Van Landingham '18
Psychology Major

"Hey everyone! My name is Jordan Van Landingham and I am a psychology major. I like psychology because I think it is very interesting and will give me the background knowledge that I need in order to be a Child Life Specialist. I have a passion for working with children with special needs and that is why I want to be a Child Life Specialist!"


Gudny Jonsdottir '18
Psychology Major

"I would like to become a child psychologist in the future!"


Cassie Shear '19
Psychology and Administration of Justice Double Major; Member of the Swimming Team

"I am looking forward to starting my own psychology practice one day!"


Alaina Cantrell '19
Psychology Major; Dance Minor

"I hope to go into a Dance Therapy and start my own non-profit dance therapy organization to help autistic kids through dance."


Brian Peralta '19
Psychology and Popular Music Double Major; Creative Writing Minor

"I have a fascination with the human mind and how it works (brain functions, behavior, etc). It wasn't until I took a psychology class in high school, that I truly started looking into a possible career in psychology. As of right now, I don't have a set "future" in mind; I enjoy living in the moment. I am, however, interested in psychology and hope to gain more knowledge."


Marcia Mariel-Erhart '19
Psychology and Mathematics Double Major

"I decided to study Psychology because I always want to know the reasons behind the behavior and hope to find some answers in this Major. For my future I see myself working as a profiler or helping children worldwide who have experienced catastrophes."


Pierce Allman '19
Psychology Major

"I am interested in why people think the way that they do and how such thoughts change over time, what changes within the brain and how that influences our actions. I would like to open up a private practice one day as a therapist."


Beth Ann Martin '19
Psychology Major; Business and Communications Double Minor; Member of the Softball Team

"In the future I would like to work in a VA or with special needs children."


Malorie Ritchie '19
Psychology Major

"With my major I hope to eventually enter a career in Forensic Psychology. I came into Catawba as Pre-Law major but quickly changed my mind after my first psychology class!"


Holly Messick '19
Psychology Major

"I am undecided on what my minor will be at the moment but I am a Psychology major because I plan to go to grad school at the University of Tennessee and pursue research in neuroscience. I want to do research with the transfer of mental illnesses and learning disorders through genetics. I am also very into politics and would love to be able to work with Education Reform in Washington."


Rochelle Waldroop '19
Psychology Major

"My mother and brother are both handicapped and it is hard to see them lonely and in pain because they don't have people to talk to. To them, I am their ray of sunshine and they know they can always lean on me if needed. I have always wanted to help people with their troubles and for them to be able to confront them in order to help themselves. People's happiness is something I try to keep in consideration as well as their sadness. I have high hopes of being able to help out for the Federal Bureau of Investigation!"


Lexi Petty '19
Administration of Justice and Psychology Double Major

"I find the complexity of the human mind and why it works the way it does extremely fascinating. After I graduate I plan on going into the FBI to become a behavioral analyst in Quantico's BAU unit. My goal in life is to use psychology to catch at least one serial killer."


Makenna Pate '19
Psychology and Sociology Double Major

"I love psychology because it helps to explain anything and everything that we do. With my psychology degree I would like to work with children who have come from broken homes, such as divorce or abuse!"


DNaeja Garrett '19
Psychology Major

"I love psychology because the mind is such an interesting place. I love the studies of other humans and why we act the way we act. In the future, I would love to be a Forensic Psychologist."


Selena Arredondo '19
Psychology Major

"I first became interested in psychology while in middle school and I stuck with it ever since. I hope to one day work for the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit but if that doesn't work out I would like to become a psychology teacher."