2021 - 2022 OFFICER TEAM

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LAUREN MCDONALD

President

Hey y’all! My name is Lauren “Mickey” McDonald and I’m the President for the 2022-2023 year! I’m a senior majoring in Psychology and double minoring in Sociology and Health. After graduating, I plan to pursue a master’s degree and eventually become a Marriage and Family Counselor.
Currently, I am a research assistant at the SIHB Lab on campus as well as work as the Executive Director of the UH Ambassador Program. 
I’m excited for this year and to meet y’all in person! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or if you just need someone to talk to!

TIFFANY DUONG 

Vice President

Hi everyone! My name is Tiffany, and I am excited to be your Vice President for the 2022-2023 academic year. I am a senior majoring in psychology and minoring in Medicine & Society. In the past, I have served as both Vice President and Secretary Chair, and I have been involved in Psi Chi since Spring 2020. This organization helped me find my direction within psychology, and has played a vital role in my undergraduate experience. In the future, I hope to obtain my Masters in Social Work and become a licensed clinical social worker serving underserved LGBTQ and racial minority populations.

Outside of Psi Chi, I am a clinical intern at the Petoskey Center. I have also previously worked in the Culture, Risk, and Resilience Lab and the Emotions in Marriage Lab. In addition, I am a student worker at UH’s Learning Abroad office after studying abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand for a semester. In my free time, I enjoy reading fantasy novels, cooking fancy foods, and collecting shiny weapons. Please do not hesitate to say hi -- I am happy to answer any questions or simply chat with you all!
 

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JUSTIN COLLIER

Historian

 Salutations everyone! My name is Justin Collier and I am your Historian for the 2022-2023 academic term. I’m a senior double majoring in psychology and sociology and hope to pursue a career in clinical social work and group psychotherapy. I’d also like to continue my education at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies and adopt a psychodynamic approach in my practice one day. A more ambitious goal of mine is to help provide affordable mental healthcare to marginalized communities in the Houston area. I’m currently a research assistant in the Social Influences in Health Behaviors (SIHB) lab on campus and a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) recipient who conducted research on belongingness in Discord servers in the summer of 2022. I’m also a clinical intern at the Petoskey Center, a small intensive outpatient program that serves the greater Houston-area. In my freetime I enjoy writing haiku, skating, film photography, guitar, and anime. Feel free to contact me at your own leisure should you have any questions!

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CHIDERA ONUORAH

Treasurer

Hey y’all! My name is Chidera Onuorah, and I am the 2022-2023 Treasurer. I handle bake sales, fundraising events, membership dues, and the Psi Chi store! Take an opportunity to stop by Heyne 105 anytime during the week to buy a snack from our “vending machine” . Last spring, I was the Historian chair and I have been in the Psychology Club since fall 2021. I am currently a junior majoring in psychology with a minor in computer science. In the future, I hope to be a behavioral therapist and work with children, or do something in tech that’s for a good cause. I babysit and tutor from time to time and in my freetime, I enjoy going to the gym, cooking, crocheting, and binging my favorite tv shows. I’m looking forward to meeting more of you guys as the year progresses at our meetings and events! Feel free to message me to say hi or chat!

MAHNOOR KHARTI

Secretary

Hi Hi everyone! As your Secretary I am responsible for arranging fun volunteering events, processing your Psi Chi and Psychology membership applications, and mentorship accessibility. However, as your fellow Cougar, feel free to talk to me for anything beyond these areas as well! I am a Psychology major with a minor in Biology, and currently work as a research assistant at the RESTORE Lab. 
I enjoy reading, crocheting, and talking to my plants from time to time with the hope of becoming a source of inspiration for first-generation South Asian females like myself. I currently work in a NGO, Sahaelie, organized by young Pakistani females to extend my current knowledge. Together, we extend educational opportunities and support to underprivileged females and non-binary folks in my home country.

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JESSICA KHERA

Academic Affairs

Hi! I’m Jessica Khera, the 2022-2023 Academic Affairs Officer. I’m a sophomore majoring in psychology. I’ve been a proud member of the UH Psychology Club since last fall! I hope to become a therapist in the future, although how I’ll get there is still undecided. I grew up in the Northeast but have been a Houstonian for almost 7 years now, and I really enjoy trying all the delicious food that this city has to offer. In my free time, I like to bake, cook, hang out with my two cats, and play mystery video games. I’m always open to meeting fellow psychology enthusiasts and answering any questions you may have!