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Master’s Students 2018-2020

Master’s Students 2018-2020

Nicole Walden

Hometown: Mercer Island, WA
Undergrad: Washington State University; B.S. in Kinesiology with a major in Psychology
Assistantship: Research Assistant for Dr. Tamerah Hunt
Research Interests: Psychology of injury and recovery, athletic career termination and transition, mental toughness, substance abuse in sport and performance, and youth sports
Email:  nw06347@georgiasouthern.edu
Demi Henschel

Hometown: Alberta, Canada
Undergrad: Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC. B.S in Psychology; Minor is Business Administration
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant in Physical Activity Lifestyle Program
Research Interests: Interests: Psychological responses to injury, athlete burnout and impact of anxiety in sport.
Email: dh19623@georgiasouthern.edu
Stephanie Bailey

Hometown: Huntington Station, New York
Undergrad: State University of New York at Old Westbury; B.A. Psychology
Assistantship: Graduate Assistant for Dr. Colquitt
Research Interests: Transitions in sport, mindfulness, imagery, and team dynamics
Email: sb31313@georgiasouther.edu
Nicole Erickson

Hometown: Lake Worth, Florida
Undergrad: Florida State University, Major Psychology and Minor business
Assistantship: Teacher Assistant, Teaching: Jogging, Fitness Walking, & Basketball
Research Interests: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Psychological skills training
Email: ne02062@georgiasouthern.edu
Lindsay Berg

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Undergrad: West Virginia University, B.S. in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Minor in Human Services
Assistantship: Research Assistant for Dr. Brandonn Harris
Research Interests: Coach-athlete relationship, athlete burnout and the psychology of injury, including fear of re-injury
Email: lb19902@georgiasouthern.edu
Diane Benish

Hometown: Zelienople, PA
Undergrad: Robert Morris University, Moon Twp., PA: B.S. Psychology with sport concentration, minor in Sport Management
Assistantship: Research assistant for Dr. Jody Langdon
Research Interests: Coach development, mental training skills for figure skating and hockey athletes, anxiety in sport performance, and burnout in youth sport
Email: db24046@georgiasouthern.edu
Kenzie Leath

Hometown: Plainfield, IN
Undergrad: University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN; B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Exercise Science
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistant for Physical Activity Lifestyle program
Research Interests: Psychology of injury, coach-athlete relationship, anxiety in sport
Email: ml16584@georgiasouthern.edu
Joey Benitez

Hometown: Crofton, MD
Undergrad: University of South Carolina Aiken, B.A. in Psychology
Assistantship: Teaching assistant for softball, body conditioning, and fitness walking
Research Interests: The relationship between external and internal distractions that inhibit athletic performance, present moment awareness and focus in high stress athletic situations
Email: jb51457@georgiasouthern.edu

Master’s Students 2019-2021

Master’s Students 2019-2021

Billy Bean

Hometown: Schenectady, New York
Undergrad: The College at Brockport, State University of New York; B.S. in Psychology & Kinesiology, Minor in History
Assistantship: Teacher Assistant, Teaching: Soccer & Racquetball
Research Interests: Coach-athlete relationships, team dynamics, role efficacy, and motivational climates
Email: wb08675@georgiasouthern.edu
Justine Brown-DaCosta

Hometown: Sacramento, California
Undergrad: University of Saint Mary, B.S. in Sport Management, B.A. in Psychology with Minor in Coaching
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistant: Badminton, Soccer, & Fitness Walking
Research interests: underserved youth & neurological diseases
Email: jb54138@georgiasouthern.edu
Carolena Charalambous

Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Undergrad: Florida State University, B.S. in Psychology and Family & Child Sciences
Assistantship: Research Assistant for Dr. Megan Byrd
Research Interests: Athlete burnout, mental health in athletes, the psychology of injury in athletes, intervention strategies in sport
Email: cc33864@georgiasouthern.edu
Samantha Holder

Hometown: Murrieta, California
Undergrad: California Polytechnic State University; B.S. Kinesiology
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistant for aerobics, yoga, & weight training
Research Interests: Psychology of injury, coach athlete relationship, athlete burnout, and transition
Email: sh26514@georgiasouthern.edu
Deepashree Karve

Hometown: Mumbai, India
Undergrad: University of Mumbai, B.A. in Psychology
Graduate: SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, M.A. in Counseling Psychology
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant for PAL Program, teaching self-defense
Research Interests: Psychology of injury, coach-athlete relationship, athlete burnout, growth mindset in athletes
Email: dk07637@georgiasouthern.edu
Kelsey Kinnamon

Hometown: Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
Undergrad: West Virginia University, B.S. Sport & Exercise Psychology, Minor in Human Services
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant, teaching yoga & weightlifting
Research interests: Eating disorders in sport, coach awareness & education of mental health, transition out of sport/other performance fields
Email: kk12291@georgiasouthern.edu
Carly Notaroberto

Hometown: Phillipsburg, NJ
Undergrad: Salisbury University, Salisbury Maryland. B.A. in Psychology
Assistantship: Graduate assistant for PAL program, teaching yoga & walking
Research Interests: Psychology of injury and recovery, coach-athlete relationships, and racism in sport
Email: cn07047@georgiasouthern.edu
Marisa Puderbach

Hometown: Pottstown, PA
Undergrad: Clemson University, Clemson, SC; B.S. in Psychology, Minor in Athletic Leadership
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant, Teaching: Aerobics, Fitness Walking, and Body Conditioning
Research Interests: Psychological responses to injury, coach- athlete relationship, athlete burnout
Email: mp20465@georgiasouthern.edu
Tony Spencer
Hometown: Charles Town, West Virginia
Undergrad: West Virginia University, B.S in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Minor in Human Services
Assistantship: Teaching Assistant, Teaching: Fitness Jogging and Fitness Walking
Research Interest: Help-Seeking Behaviors in Athletes, Mindfulness in Sport, Psychological Skills Training
Email: js52129@georgiasouthern.edu
Katie Tozer

Hometown: Roscommon, MI
Undergrad: The University of Michigan
Assistantship: Graduate Teaching Assistant: Volleyball and Body Conditioning
Research Interests: Mental health in athletes, injury prevention and recovery, and personality in sport
Email: kt12369@georgiasouthern.edu
Nicole Vana

Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
Undergrad: Nebraska Wesleyan University, B.S. in Psychology, Minor in Spanish
Assistantship: Teaching assistant for basketball, soccer, and fitness walking
Research Interests: Mental health in athletes, coach-athlete relationship, and transition in sport
Email: nv01434@georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 9/17/2019

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