Tosca Braun is a fifth-year graduate student working with Amy Gorin and Crystal Park in the clinical psychology department. She earned her B.A.s at Reed College (History, 2007) and SUNY Empire State College (Psychology, 2011), and her M.A at UConn (Clinical Psychology, 2015). Tosca’s research aims to elucidate the psychosocial mechanisms underlying associations between adverse interpersonal experiences (stigma, trauma) and behavioral and physical health in medical populations. Fall 2016 she moves to South Korea, where she hopes to continue her research, clinical work, and passion for teaching and practicing yoga and meditation.
Angela is a senior undergraduate student working with Mora Reinka and Dr. Diane Quinn. She is a psychology major and Spanish minor in the Honors Program. Angela is interested in exploring attitudes toward and experiences with mental illness, and how they affect relationships among college students. She plans on applying to medical school and pursuing a career as a doctor. In her free time, Angela likes to find dessert spots and cafes to visit.
Liane is a senior student-athlete completing an individualized major called Health, Nutrition, and Wellness. As part of that, Liane is completing an independent thesis project with Mora Reinka and Dr. Quinn. She is most interested in the impact that participating in elite sports has on an athlete's experience of body image, and how the differing pressures that athletes face may contribute to these experiences. She plans to get a masters degree in health promotion after she graduates. When Liane is not in class or the lab, she dedicates her free time to the UConn women's soccer team.