2019 - 2020 OFFICER TEAM



Hi everyone, my name is Katherine Kabel and I am so excited to serve as your President for the 2019-2020 academic year. I am a senior and I will be graduating this Spring with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Creative Work. I have previously served as Psi Chi and Psychology Club President for 2019-2020 and Historian for 2018-2019. This club has been a huge part of my undergraduate experience and I am very passionate about it. As president, I hope to make this club an inclusive and supportive environment and provide our members with the tools for success in their academics and future careers. 

I am currently 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.

If you ever have any questions or just want to chat, please reach out to me via email or DM at any time!


Vice President

Hello friends! My name is Joanne Pham and I will be your 2020-2021 vice president. I also served as your treasurer during the spring 2019-2020 school year! I’m currently a junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in QSS and HDFS. In the future, I hope to pursue research and become a professor. Currently, I work as a research assistant in the Cognitive Development Lab  and Personality, Emotion, and Social Cognition Lab here at UH. I’m so excited to work with you all at our meetings and welcome you into our Psi Chi chapter here at the University of Houston! I hope I can make your experience at Psi Chi amazing and beneficial to your future career. 

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Hi everyone! My name is Antonella Gargurevich and I am your Historian Officer for the 2020-2021 school year. I am a senior Biology major with minors in Chemistry and Psychology. In the years following graduation, I plan to assist in plastic surgery after earning a master’s degree as a physician assistant.


I currently work as an undergraduate research assistant with the Anxiety and Health Research Lab (AHRL) and the Social Processes Lab (SPL) here at UH. I am also a Peer Mentor to incoming UH freshmen for Student Leadership in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. I hope to share my experiences and love of psychology with new and returning members. Feel free to contact me if you have new and exciting ideas for our social media platforms or our monthly Psychobabble newsletter. Stay safe and Go Coogs!!!

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Hello everyone, my name is Amber Nguyen and I will be serving as the treasurer for this semester. I am majoring in Psychology and with a minor in Early Childhood Education. I have been part of the Psychology club since my freshman year and I am truly honored to become a part of this great organization.  I love to watch anime, listen to music, and to experiment with my cooking abilities. Due to COVID-19, I will be unable to do any bake sales this semester, but I hope I will be able to see everyone during the bakesales for next semester.  



Hey friends and fellow Coogs! My name is Lauren Lyles, and I have the honor of serving as your secretary this year. As a native Houstonian, I am proud to be a UH Cougar and I am currently a sophomore pursuing a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies. Additionally, I am a research assistant at the Trauma and Stress Studies Center at the University of
Houston. My plans for the future include adopting an Italian greyhound, running the Houston marathon,
and pursuing a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. I hope to become a positive resource for the school system, to help students, who come from hard situations, develop their academic, relational, and emotional and to provide them with a better chance for their futures. This year, I will be planning our volunteer events, so if you have any causes you are passionate about, I would love to hear about it! Our psychology tutoring service is also an aspect of my job, so please let me know if you are interested in
either receiving or offering tutoring. I am thrilled to serve this organization in anyway you might need:
just reach out!

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Academic Affairs

Joshua Garcia is a senior pursuing a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. He was born in Dallas, Texas, grew up in Northern Virginia, and attended high school in Buenos Aires, Argentina before moving to Houston, Texas. Josh assists in research with the Collaborative on Aging Research and Multicultural Assessment (CARMA) and the Anxiety and Health Research (AHRL) Laboratory. Josh has participated in various research training programs at the University of Houston (HERE, SURF, PURS, Pharis) and is a STAR-U 2020 Scholar at Columbia University. His academic and research experiences have inspired passion towards pursuing a career of advocacy within the interdisciplinary fields of empirically based health care, in the specific role as a cultural neuropsychologist.



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