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BRIDGE Diversity Alliance

BRIDGE is a diversity action alliance consisting of faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Psychology who are interested in promoting and addressing diversity-related issues within our program community and beyond.

About BRIDGE

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BRIDGE is a diversity action alliance consisting of faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Psychology who are interested in promoting and addressing diversity-related issues within our program community and beyond.

Mission and Goals

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The mission of BRIDGE includes the following three objectives:

  • Better integrating issues pertaining to diversity into the curriculum
  • Increasing discussion of diversity issues at all levels within the department
  • Increasing recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds

BRIDGE Committees

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In order to meet the goals above and pursue its mission, BRIDGE has set up the following four committees: 

  • The Steering Committee helps organize BRIDGE meetings and ensure BRIDGE is continually working towards goals and hosting regular events.

    • Members: Mojdeh Motamedi, Mikey Pasek, and José Soto
  • The Training Committee organizes trainings that help students and faculty learn more about diversity-related issues, shares resources for how to do diversity-related work, and supports other activities that enhance the diversity training of students and faculty. 

    • Members: Kayte Griswold, Meghan McDoniel, and José Soto
  • The Social Committee organizes social events such as or regular welcome picnic, dinners for six, movie nights, tailgates, bowling events, multicultural holiday celebrations and other fun, exciting events.

    • Members: Fatemeh Abdollahi, Nathan Geiger and Pamela Cole
  • The Recruitment and Retention Committee focuses on how to recruit a diverse range of students to our psychology program, and how to help students feel at home here through their mentorship program and other activities.  

    • Members: Rachel Bernier, Julian Scheffer, Indira Turney, and Kisha Jones
  • The Website Committee updates and maintains the website to reflect the current state of the BRIDGE diversity alliance.

    • Members: Mojdeh Motamedi, Julian Scheffer, Natalia Van Doren, Kisha Jones, and José Soto 

BRIDGE Members

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Faculty

Adult Clinical

Peter Arnett, Frank Hillary, Kenneth Levy, Jose Soto

Child Clinical

Sandra Azar, Pamela Cole, Daniel Weiss 

Cognitive

Janet Van Hell

Developmental

Kristin Buss, Lynn Liben, Koraly Perez-Edgar, Dawn Witherspoon

Industrial/Organizational

Alicia Grandey, Rick Jacobs, Kisha Jones

Social

Reg Adams, Daryl Cameron, Jes Matsick, Mel Mark, Stephanie Shields, Terri Vescio

Graduate Students

BRIDGE Graduate Student Representatives have their email addresses included.

Adult Clinical

Natalia Van Doren nsv7@psu.edu

Rachel Bernier rub221@psu.edu

Jennifer Wong

Leila Wu

Thomas Crow

Child Clinical

Ashley McDonald axm565@psu.edu

Mojdeh Motamedi mzm251@psu.edu

Kizzann (Shana)Ashana Ramsook 

Cognitive

Indira Turney ict105@psu.edu

Fatemeh Abdollahi fxa143@psu.edu

Natalia Motta-Mena

Sara Beth Winter

Developmental

Meghan McDoniel mem489@psu.edu

Berenice Anaya

Corinne Bower

Industrial/Organizational

Katye Griswold krg181@psu.edu

Katie England

Social

Michael H. Pasek mpasek@psu.edu

Julian Scheffer jas1314@psu.edu

Julia Dahl

Ash Gillis

Nathan Geiger

BRIDGE Alumni

Kent Alipour, Fiona Barwick, Jason Bendezu, Sakshi Bhargava, James Boswell, Rebecca Brooker, Charlene E. Chester, Kathy Chiou, Carmen Culotta, Jessica Cundiff, Nana Dawson-Andoh, Tassie Hajal, Lacey Hilliard, Lawrence Houston III, Rachel Hutt, Johanna Johnson, Brooke Di Leone, Sandra Llera, Andrew A. McAleavey, Rhonda McClain, John Medaglia, Santiago Morales, Arezou Mortazavi, Dana Nelson, Yuko Okado, Caroline Pemberton, CJ Powers, Stephon Proctor, Amanda Rabinowitz, Cristina Roman, Katina Sawyer, Kristy Schlenker, Sarah Teague, Amanda Thomas, Emile Tilghman-Osborne, Umesh (Umi) Venkatesan, Andres G.  Viana, Soo Jeong Youn

Contact BRIDGE

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To get in touch with our fun group and learn more email us at bridgepennstate@gmail.com!

Or email our fearless advisor Jose Soto at jas95@psu.edu.

You can also stay up to date with our events by joining the BRIDGE Facebook group!

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