Alumni

Alumni

The Psychology department is very proud of its alumni, and is pleased to hear (and share) where their life journey has taken them.
If you are an alumnus with news to share or an update to the information below, please send a note to the Webmaster.
Here is what some of our alumni are doing:

Behavior Analysis and Behavior Therapy

NameYearCollege or UniversityCareer
Stephanie Brault, M.A.2014Autism Paraprofessional,
Chicopee Public Schools
Meghan Brahm, M.A.2009University of Saint JosephBoard Certified Behavior Analyst,
Private Practice
Kate Cormier, M.A.2010University of Saint JosephBehavioral Therapist,
BEACON Services
Chayna Couture, M.S.2009University of Saint JosephBoard Certified Behavior Analyst,
Meliora Academy
Sara Grzejszcak, M.A.2011Assumption CollegeIn-Home Behavioral Therapist,
Gandara Center
Stacee Hansen, M.A.2011Simmons CollegeBehavior Analyst,
HMEA
Nicole Newton Crespo, M.A.2012University of Saint JosephBeacon Services
Samantha N. Petrella, M.S.2012Illinois State UniversityResidential Habilitation Specialist,
Vanderheyden Inc.
Melissa (Russell) Strout, M.A.2009The Pennsylvania State UniversityAssistant Clinical Director,
May Institute
 
Luis Rosado, B.S.2016Eastern Connecticut State UniversityABA Technician,
Trading Space

Clinical and Counseling

NameYearCollege or UniversityCareer
Amanda Jackson-Artese, Psy.D.2008University of IndianapolisClinical Psychologist,
Artese Psychological Services
Broderick A. Sawyer, Ph.D. Candidate2012University of Louisville (Clinical Psychology Program)Graduate Research Assistant
Jennifer Whitcomb Laney, Psy. D.2009University of HartfordClinician, Carson Center for Adults and Families
Kristin Zacarro, Psy.D.2007Pacific UniversityStaff Psychologist,
Dartmouth College Counseling and Human Development Center
 
Dana Bridges, M.S.W.2007Fordham UniversityCounselor,
Hartford Dispensary
Amanda Brycki, M.A.2005University of HartfordUnited Community & Family Services
Cecilia Chrosny, M.S.W.University of ConnecticutPsychiatric Discharge Planner,
Inova Health System
Alyssia Cinami, L.M.F.T.2011Central Connecticut State UniversityClinician,
United Community and Family Services
Mallory Cronkite, M.S.W.2009University of New EnglandClinician I,
Child & Family Agency
Andrew DiFiore, M.S.W.2010Springfield CollegePrivate Practice
Justyna Ferenc, M.F.T.2013Fairfield UniversityCounselor,
New Prospects
Recovery Network of Programs
Lauren Gray, L.M.S.W. Candidate2014University of ConnecticutTherapist,
Klingberg Family Centers
Richard Hisman M.A.2013Assumption College, Aaron T. Beck InstituteTherapist, Community Health Resources
Melissa Ingoglia, M.A.2010University of Saint JosephJob Coach,
CREC Polaris Center
Michelle Kaczynski, M.A.2011Saint Michael’s CollegeOutpatient Therapist,
Counseling Services of Addison County
Melissa Lambert, M.A., L.P.C.2007Springhill CollegeDirector of Extended Day Treatment Programs,
Village for Families & Children
Andrew Narcisco, M.S.W.2010Southern Connecticut State UniversityDepartment of Child & Family Services
Cylia Piatek, M.S.W.University of ConnecticutMental Health Therapist,
Fairfax County Adult Detention Center
Lauramarie Rahusen, M.A.2013Assumption CollegeYoung Adult Mental Health Clinician,
United Services Inc.
Satina Salce, M.S.2010 FallUniversity of Massachusetts, BostonMental Health Clinician,
United Services
Taylor Scalia, M.F.T.2013Southern Connecticut State UniversitySchool-Based Clinician,
Madison Youth and Family Services
Steven Smith, M.A.2009Antioch University, Santa BarbaraPeer Counselor,
Mental Wellness Center
Melissa Symolon2013Assumption CollegeShrewsbury High School
 
Jessica GaylorEastern Connecticut State UniversityWill be attending the M.A. Counseling Program at Southwestern College (Santa Fe) in January 2017

Clinical Neuroscience

NameYearCollege or UniversityCareer
Daniel Heyanka, Ph.D.2004Nova Southeastern University, 2011Clinical Neuropsychologist,
Licensed Psychologist VA Pinehurst
 
Alana Gallagher B.S. 2015Eastern Connecticut State UniversityResearch Assistant,
Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center

Educational, Developmental, and School Psychology

NameYearCollege or UniversityCareer
Diane Audrey, M.A.T.Sacred HeartCompleting Student Teaching
Nikki Daigle, M.A.2013University of Saint JosephEarly Childhood Special Education Teacher,
EASTCONN’s Autism program
Curtis Darragh IV, M.A.2010University of ConnecticutDanbury Public Schools
Cheyanne Marie Dillon, M.A.2012Southern Connecticut State UniversityNational Certified School Psychologist,
Berlin Public Schools
Marissa Malouf, M.A.2013Marist CollegeFarmington Public Schools
 
Brianna Grant, B.S.2016Eastern Connecticut State UniversityExperiential Graduate Assistant, University of New Haven
Janell Lewis, B.A.2013 FallEastern Connecticut State UniversityChildcare Worker,
The Children’s Center of Hamden

Forensic Psychology

NameYearCollege or UniversityCareer
Jennifer Kaake, M.A.2010William James CollegeClinician,
Justice Resource Institute
Jalpa Patel, M.S.2014American International CollegeAdult Probation Intern, Connecticut Judicial Branch

Gerontology, Aging, and Elder Care

NameYearCollege or UniversityCareer
Chelsea Arne, B.S.2011Eastern Connecticut State UniversityCAREGiver,
Home Instead Senior Care

Health Psychology and Medical/Insurance Fields

NameYearCollege or UniversityCareer
Emily Pingul, R.N., B.S.N.Clinical Analyst for Maternal-Child Health, Emergency Services and Peri-Operative Services,
Memorial Hospital of Gulfport
 
Justin Grakowsky, B.A.2010Senior Analyst,
Aetna

Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Human Resources

NameYearCollege or UniversityCareer
James De Leon, ABD2011Louisiana Tech UniversityConsultant,
APTMetrics
 
Kasia Kotlewska Mohn, M.A.2007University of New HavenProject Management Specialist,
Medical Staff Office, Boston Medical Center
Liane Povilonis, M.A. Candidate2015University of New HavenGraduate Assistant,
Career Development Center
Rachel Schaedler, M.A.New York UniversityHuman Resources Specialist,
Bowery Residents’ Committee
Samantha Sosnowitz Lockheed, M.A.2009University of New HavenHuman Resources Recruiter,
Yale University
Kim Thomassen Strand, M.A.University of Baltimore CountyAccount Manager,
Bialek Environments
 
Nikki EchardHR Coordinator,
Yale University
Christina N. HaydenHuman Resources Generalist,
Yale University
Jessica Sammataro, B.S.2014Eastern Connecticut State UniversityJunior HR Generalist,
Community Health Resources

Research

NameYearCollege or UniversityCareer
Chelsea Kosma, M.A.2005University of HartfordProject Director II,
UMASS Medical School
Carlos Onate Jr., I/O M.A. Candidate2015University of New HavenGraduate Research Assistant,
University of New Haven
 
Danielle Paquette, Certified Clinical Research Professional2008Oncology Research Department,
Yale University

Social Work and Social Services

NameYearCollege or UniversityCareer
Carter Lennon, Ph.D.2007University of ConnecticutDeputy Director of Programs and Operations,
AIDS Connecticut Inc.
 
Cathie Fontaine, M.A.T.2012Sacred Heart UniversitySocial Worker, CT Family Support Services
Yabneel Marrero, M.S.W. Candidate2015University of ConnecticutClinical Worker,
Perceptions
Andrew Narcisco, M.S.W.2013Southern Connecticut State UniversitySocial Worker,
State of Connecticut DCF
Putita May St. Onge, M.A.2008University of HartfordSocial Casework Specialist/Child Welfare,
Contra Costa County
William Zern, M.A.2013Chicago School of Professional PsychologyClient Specialist,
StrategIQ Commerce
 
Taylor Woronecki, B.S.2015Eastern Connecticut State UniversityCase Manager,
Community Health Resources

Other or Unknown Fields

NameYearCollege or UniversityCareer
Raena Beetham, M.A.2013Northern Arizona UniversityAdmissions Counselor,
Eastern Connecticut State University
Brian Deal, C.F.P.2010Personal Financial Counselor,
Zeiders Enterprises Inc.
Rebecca Hirschy Taylor2003University of ConnecticutSpeech Language Pathologist,
Creative Interventions
Rachel Junga, M.B.A. Candidate2014University of New HavenAssociate Director of Annual Giving and Programmatic Initiatives,
University of New Haven
Bill Villalba, M.A.2013Boston CollegeAssociate Analyst,
ABG Associates
 
Michael Bernabeo, B.A.2005Eastern Connecticut State UniversityClinical Informatics, University of California San Diego
Eric BordenRegional Manager,
CW Resources
Jacqueline Boucher TacyAssistant Director,
Non profit
Christina Harmon, B.S.2016Eastern Connecticut State UniversityInstructional Assistant,
EASTCONN
Maura McCabe, B.S.2014Client Recruitment Specialist for Fresenius Medical Care,
Allegis Global Solutions
Rebecca Scott, B.A.2012Eastern Connecticut State UniversityOffice Assistant,
Political Mobilization,
Boeing
Tina Zorzi, B.S.Eastern Connecticut State UniversityStudent Leadership and Engagement Graduate Assistant,
University of Massachusetts