2019 - 2020 OFFICER TEAM



Hi everyone, my name is Katherine Kabel and I am so excited to serve as your Psi Chi and Psychology President for the 2019-2020 academic year. I am currently a Junior psychology major with minors in creative work and sociology. I am a research assistant in the Anxiety and Health Research Lab-Substance Use Treatment Center as well as in the Trauma and Stress Studies Center. After graduation, I hope to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.  Outside of school, I am passionate about art (specifically pottery and photography) and I love spending time with my cat, Salem.


I have been a member of Psi Chi and Psychology club since my first semester at UH and it has been the most valuable experience I've had at UH. I served as Historian Chair both semesters my freshman year and then Historian my sophomore year. As president this year, my goal is to create a rich community environment for our members as well as provide members with resources to prepare themselves for academic and professional success in the future. I am here to support all of you, so please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, suggestions, or just want to get to know me better! 


Vice President

Hey everyone! My name is Mia Banda and I will be y’all’s Vice President for the 2019 - 2020 academic school year. Some of y’all may recognize me since I was last year's secretary. I am beyond excited to be finishing my school year with such an amazing organization. I live here on campus with my adorable puppy Prince (who may or may not be at some of our meetings). I plan on making this year's inductions the best yet. I previously went to San Jacinto where I received my associate's degree in General Studies for Liberal Arts. I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in Communication Science and Disorders. I am passionate about volunteering and bettering our community. My email is open for new ideas, or anything you may need so do not be afraid to reach out! AAANND GO COOGS!




Hi Everyone! My name is Kristen and I am so pumped to be your historian! I am currently a sophomore, double majoring in Psychology and Communication Sciences and Disorders. When I graduate to I hope to either be a Clinical Psychologist or a Speech Pathologist. I work as a dance teacher at Dance Expressions, teaching tap to kids ages 7-17. If you see me holding a random camera in your direction feel free to smile and pose! I also write the Psychobabble so if you have any ideas or want to take part in it, I'd be glad to talk to you! I am here to be Y'ALLS officer, so if y'all ever need anything, don't hesitate to ask! I can't wait to get to know all of you better and spend this year helping our chapter be as amazing as it can be!



Hello friends! My name is Joanne Pham and I will be your 2019-2020 treasurer. I also served as your treasurer chair during the spring 2018 semester! I’m currently a sophomore majoring in Psychology and minoring in Quantitative Social Science. As of right now, I am not positive what field of Psychology I want to focus on simply because the world is constantly changing and there will be more opportunities as time passes. I am interested in studying how people are affected by this ever-changing world. I also work as a research assistant in the Cognitive Development Lab here at UH. I’m so excited to work with you all at our meetings, bake sales, and other events! A fun fact about me is that I used to work at Chili’s so I have experiences with selling food and managing money, so I now enter this new chapter not by saying “Hi, welcome to Chili’s” but rather “Hi, welcome to the Psychology Club/Psi Chi Honor Society!”



Hi everyone! My name is Dania Amarneh, and I’m your secretary this year! This is my first year as an officer, so I’m very excited to see how this year goes. I am currently a junior majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology. After I graduate, I’d like to go pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. I’m interested in maybe working with children and studying trauma. I will be planning volunteer events for the year, so if you have any causes you are passionate about I’d love to hear about it! If you have any questions about anything, or just need someone to talk to, please don’t be afraid to reach out!


Academic Affairs

Hi everyone! My name is Joshua Garcia and I am your Academic Affairs Officer for the 2019-2020 school year. I am a junior Psychology major with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. I grew up in the United States but attended High School in Argentina. I came to the University of Houston for my freshman year and I’ve been here ever since. I love Houston and I love UH! GO COOGS!

I currently work as a research assistant with the Anxiety and Health Research Lab (AHRL), the Collaborative on Aging Research and Multicultural Assessment (CARMA), and the Masculinity and Gender Issues Lab (MAGIC). I am passionate about education and community engagement. I hope to share my experiences with the club and facilitate an interest in research! I’m super excited to spend this year with y’all and I’m always open to talk. Please don’t be afraid to come up to me or shoot me an email!



(713) 743-5583

Room 105 - Heyne Building


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