Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

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For more information about the Psychology & Child Development Department's Student Advisory Committee, please email the department or call 805-756-2033.

Student Advisory Committee 2020-21

The PSYCD Student Advisory Committee provides consultation to the faculty on relevant undergraduate and graduate student issues. They are ready to bring your comments and concerns to the department so stop them in the halls or email any member directly. 

PSYCD 2020-21 Student Advisory Committee Members


Emily chou, m.s. Program

Emily Chou

Pronouns: she/her/hers

From: San Jose, CA

Currently located: San Luis Obispo, CA

Program: Master’s Program in Psychology

Academic Status/Background: UCLA Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology

Career Interest: I am currently an infant teacher and will be a marriage and family therapist in a few years!

Favorite 2020 Activity: Family game nights & sister game nights (with my two sisters… and a brother-in-law), taking care of some of my former students, reading



Katie Cooper, m.s. Program

Katie Cooper

Pronouns: she/her/hers 

From: Hillsborough, California

Currently located: Hillsborough, California

Program: Master’s Program in Psychology

Academic Status/Background: BS in Psychology and Art from the University of Oregon. 

Career Interest: Completing the educational requirements to pursue a career in marriage and family therapy. 

Favorite 2020 Activity: Three way tie between crocheting, knitting, and painting 



Delany romo, child development

Delaney Romo

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

From: San Luis Obispo, CA

Currently located: San Luis Obispo, CA

Program: Child Development

Academic Status/Background: I am a 3rd year transfer student from Cuesta College! 

Career Interest: I am interested in working as a Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten teacher or even becoming a Speech Pathologist. 

Favorite 2020 Activity: Nightly runs with my roommates as well as cooking!


scout taylor, child development 

Scout Taylor

Pronouns: she/her/hers

From: Davis, CA

Currently located: San Luis Obispo, CA

Program: Child Development Major (fulfulling nursing requirements too!)

Academic Status/Background: 5th year, internal transfer 

Career Interest: For now, I simply want to become a registered nurse so I can explore the field!

Favorite 2020 Activity: Too tough to choose one- gardening, making art, and hiking. 



    allie aarrestad, psychology

    Allie Aarrstad

    Pronouns: She/her/hers 

    From: Seattle, WA

    Currently located: San Luis Obispo

    Academic Status /Background: 3rd Year Senior, Psychology Major/ Child Development Minor

    Cal Poly Connections: Psychology Club President, CMN Hospitals’ Cal Poly Dance Marathon Internal Director, Psychology Student Mentor, Psychology Research Track, QCARES Research Team

    Career Interest: Doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology

    Favorite 2020 activity: Biking and getting a quarantine puppy! 



    Madison anderson-au, psychology

    Madison Anderson-Au

    Pronouns: She/her/hers

    From: Cupertino CA

    Currently located: San Luis Obispo

    Academic Status/ Background: 3rd year Psychology Major / Child Development Minor / Dance Minor

    Cal Poly Connections: Psychology Club Media Liaison, CSA Harmonics, UM Dance Team, CP Dance Program, Chinese Students’ Association

    Favorite 2020 Activity: I have recently become obsessed with crocheting! 



    chi lao, psychology

    Chi Lao

    Pronouns: She/her/hers

    From: Cupertino, CA

    Currently located: SLO 

    Program/Academic Status: 4th year Psychology major | Minors: Statistics, Child Development, Women and Gender’s Studies

    Cal Poly Connections: 2020 BEACoN research mentee, research with Dr. Bencharit & Dr. Lee, PSY102 peer mentor, student assistant for Dr. Lee, Chinese Student Association, CSA’s TOK, KDC

    Career Interest: PhD in clinical psychology 

    Favorite 2020 Activity: home workouts, baking, eating :) 



    rebecca slagle luenser, psychology

    Rebecca Lauenser

    Pronouns: She/Hers

    From: Arroyo Grande, California

    Currently located: Santa Margarita, California

    Program: BS in Psychology

    Academic Status/Background: Transferred from Cuesta College in Fall 2019, Graduating Spring 2021, First-generation & Non-traditional Student

    Cal Poly Connections: TRIO Achievers and CLA Underrepresented Students Network Peer Mentor, Student Assistant for Dr. Freberg, Research Intern with Dr. Bennion, APA Campus Ambassador, WPA Student Council, Transfer Student Advisory Council, Student Library Advisory Council, Event Coordinator for the Psychology Club

    Career Interest: PhD in Comparative or Biological Psychology, Research focus: Canine Cognition

    Favorite 2020 Activity: Catching up on my ever growing pile of books, cuddling my doggies, and watching every show Ryan Murphy has released. 


    evan schweitzer, psychology

    Evan Schweitzer

    From:San Luis Obispo, CA

    Currently located:San Luis Obispo,CA

    Program/Academic Status: 1st Year Psychology Major 

    Cal Poly Connections:Cycling Club

    Career Interest: Ph.D. in Psychiatry, Residency in Japan

    Favorite 2020 Activity: Track,Road Cycling,Gym Workouts



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