Our Graduates in Psychology
Julia Skapik, '01, spent a year at the FDA performing viral and vaccine neurovirulence research following her graduation from New College with a joint AOC in Psychology and Biology. Following that, she earned her MPH and MD from the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she is currently a clinical instructor. In September 2011, she was named as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow by the National Science Foundation. She is also the author of the chapter “Psychotic Disorders, Severe Mental Illness, and HIV Infection” in the Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry and was an editor and author of the sixth edition of the review book First Aid for Step 2 CK and the fourth edition of First Aid for the Wards. She previously served as Health Policy Action Committee chair for the American Medical Student Association and is a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellow.
New College is proud of our many Psychology graduates. Here's a sampling of what some of them are up to today:
• Debborah Colbert is the vice president of conservation and science at the Association of Zoos & Aquariums in Washington, D.C. Previously, she was the manatee care and training coordinator at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida.
• Erin Hannon is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She is the director of the UNLV Music Lab on Auditory Cognition and Development.
• Kimberly Jean Kroflich works for the State Attorney’s office in Brevard County, with special emphasis on the legal needs of children.
• Jill Lany is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame who specializes in early cognitive development with a focus on how infants learn words and grammatical patterns.
• Robert Lecusay is a research associate at the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition at University of California, San Diego.
• Alicia Thompson is the author of the novel Psych Major Syndrome.
• Melissa Williams is vice president for learning at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
Sample of Graduate Schools Attended by NCF Students in Psychology
• Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health