PBS Faculty Members Receive Prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards

fulbright scholarsTwo PBS faculty members, Kirby Deater-Deckard and Luke Remage-Healey, have been selected to receive prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards for the 2023-24 academic year.

Established by Congress in 1946, the Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship program of international educational and cultural exchange. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program annually offers over 400 awards in more than 135 countries for U.S. faculty, administrators, and researchers to teach, conduct research, and carry out professional projects around the world.

Averi Gaines Receives Eighth Annual Keith Rayner Memorial Graduate Student Research Award

Averi GainesAveri Gaines, a fourth-year student in the Clinical Psychology Program working with Dr. Michael Constantino, was awarded the eighth annual Keith Rayner Memorial Graduate Student Research Award.  Her project, titled Relative Valuing of Psychotherapist Characteristics and Performance Data Among People of Color, will help the field combat uniformity myths and responsively situate the prospective use of therapist effectiveness data within appropriate cultural contexts. Study findings will also provide organizations with precise guidelines for when and how to make therapist assignments in a manner that is responsive to the preferences of patients with marginalized racial/ethnic identities.

Senior Profile: Obinna Asia '23

Obinna AsiaHow did your experiences in a club, activity, or academic field shape who you are today?
My experiences here at UMass shaped my leadership and emotional recognition skills, which overall shaped who I am today! I was fortunate enough to meet really amazing witty individuals and mentors who honed my intrapersonal skills and applied them to different activities I did throughout my undergraduate.

Senior Profile: Ymani Carmichael '23

Ymani CarmichaelWas there a particular person or class that motivated you during your time at UMass? (Shout Out!)
A class that motivated me during my time at UMass was Abnormal Psych. Going through real case studies of patients and learning about clinical diagnoses really helped me envision the future I wish to pursue. A few people that motivated me and supported me through my time at UMass were my family and close friends as well as my professor and advisor Christina Metevier. I don't know what I would do or where I'd be without their endless love and support. Overall, I wouldn't have been able to accomplish anything without God and my faith in Him through the good times and the bad. 

Senior Profile: Maria Ramos '23

Maria RamosWhat is one of your favorite memories from your time at UMass?
There are so many memories that I have made over my past three years here that it is hard to choose just one. Most of my favorite memories here at UMass encompass all the time I have spent with my friends, whether it be playing a new intramural sport, going to concerts, hiking, trying out local restaurants and coffee shops, or going to sporting events, there has always been something to do in the area. If I had to choose one memory, however, it would be the first week of freshman year. Moving in was scary, but everyone was in the same boat and so willing to make new friends. Whether it be hanging outside and playing games or meeting people on my floor, there were new faces everywhere. That week was so formative because I was able to make so many friends that I have had throughout my entire journey at UMass. Without them, I would not be where I am today.