Quint State Chair
Amanda is from Nashville, TN. She received her B.A. in American Studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her major professor is Dr. Elizabeth Johnson. Amanda’s primary research interests include racial and economic justice in practice as a means to address and understand the well-being of adolescents with marginalized identities.
Registration Committee Chair
Ashlyn Schwartz is from Atlanta, Georgia. She received her B.S. in Exercise Science from Kennesaw State University and her M.S. in Exercise Physiology from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her major professor is Dr. Julia Jaekel. Using a life course perspective, Ashlyn’s research focuses on understanding developmental processes of infants and children with biological and social risk.
Housing Committee Chair
Kayley is from Knoxville, TN. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her major professor is Dr. Spencer Olmstead. Kayley’s research focuses on human sexuality and the sexual wellbeing of adolescents and emerging adults.
Hospitality Committee Chair
Nicole is from Rock Island, TN. She received her B.S. in Child and Family Studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her main research interests relate to marriage stability and in particular, the impact of children on marriage stability.
Programming Committee Chair
Lucia Miranda is from Montevideo, Uruguay. She received her B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Lucia’s main research interests focus on risks and resilience in early socioemotional development and attachment formation, and how these affect relationship functioning throughout the lifespan.
Communication Committee Chair
Tanner is from Abilene, Texas. He received his B.S. in Animal Science and MEd. in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University. His major professor is Dr. Elizabeth Johnson. Tanner’s primary research interests relate to incarceration of African American men and the impact on family relationships.
Publicity Committee Chair
Megan is from Fort Loramie, OH. She received her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Human Development from The University of Tennessee. Her main interests concern prenatal, infant, and toddler development as well as professional development within child care settings.
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