The mission of the Psychology Graduate Student Association at The University of Alabama is to provide a strong voice for all psychology graduate students. With this voice, the PGSA aims to facilitate communication amongst graduate students, faculty, and staff. The PGSA also aspires to encourage inter student coordination and collaboration with the purpose of enhancing student life and promoting research, teaching, and service as students embark on their primary goal of successfully completing and graduating from the program.

Officers 2019-2020


President: Sophie Eldred   

“I’m excited to work with graduate students and other PGSA members to provide support, resources, and new opportunities for students to get involved in the department and the community. I have really enjoyed my experience as a member of PGSA, and am looking forward playing a small part in fostering the success of fellow grad students by serving as a voice for students when communicating with faculty about our ideas for the department during the next year!”


Clinical Vice President: Katie Kouchi  

“I love how the PGSA gives students a voice in the department, and I look forward to being part of it.”



Experimental Vice President: Ricardo Wilhelm

“Working with the other PGSA members and the rest of the department is what keeps the department collaborative and interesting.  I’m happy to be a part of it.  Roll Tide!”



Child Representative:  Breanna Dede

“I’m excited to be a part of PGSA and making sure that student needs are well represented. I can’t wait to work with all of the individuals in the organization to create a collaborative and fun department atmosphere!”


Cognitive Representative: Jamie Choi

“Excited to be representing my concentration! Hope to have some fun!”





 Social Representative: Micayla Lacey

“I’m looking forward to planning fun events that help facilitate graduate student relationships in the department.”




Jenna Reardanz  Developmental Representative: Jenna Reardanz

“I’m excited to be on PGSA so I can help to carry on the tradition of a supportive and fun environment for graduate students in the department.”




  Health Representative: Chris Wendel

“I’m excited to be part of PGSA because it gives students the opportunity to voice concerns or suggest improvements in a direct manner. I’m looking forward to taking on this role with the PGSA, and representing the Health Concentration.”




Gero Representative: Monica Scicolone

“I’m looking forward to collaborating with fellow students to continue to build off the successes of PGSA’s previous years. I’m enthusiastic about ways in which we can foster greater involvement and closeness between all students in the program. ”




Psych-Law Representative: Stephanie Doran

“I feel very honored to have been selected to represent the Psychology and Law concentration. I am excited to be a part of making sure our students’ voices are heard and believe we will only continue to better our already awesome concentration!”



GSA Senator: Danielle McDuffie

“I’m really excited to have been chosen to represent the graduate psychology students (& clinical concentration) to the graduate school and other graduate programs. I’m excited to serve on a board with people I admire to help effect change and be a voice for other people I admire (aka all of y’all)!”




GSA Senator: Cassie Whitt

“I am very excited about this opportunity to represent the psychology department and work with the UA graduate school!”