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 2020-2021

President: Monica Scicolone  

“I’m looking forward to working with a team of students who are similarly interested and motivated to serve our fellow students and our department as a whole! It is really rewarding to be part of an organization like PGSA because we contribute important events and ideas that facilitate both professional and social development.”

Clinical VP: Breanna Dede

“I’m excited to be a part of a great PGSA executive board as clinical VP! I’m looking forward to doing what I can to contribute to a supportive, inclusive, and fun department environment.”


Experimental VP: Jenna Reardanz

“I’m excited to be able to continue to work to support grad students and make the department a fun and welcoming place!”

Developmental Representative: Joo Young Yang

“I’m excited to be representing my concentration!”
Cognitive Representative: Teairra Evans

“I am excited to serve as a representative. I look forward to working with the other members of PGSA.”


Social Representative: Jacob Miranda

” I am excited to join PGSA and be the representative for theSocial Psychology graduatestudents. I’m honored that I get to be involved in PGSA, that Ihave the opportunity to get to work with passionate, amazing peers, and be one more voice forthe Social Psych. students. Ifthere’s ever anything I can do
just let me know!”


Health Representative: Kelly Doudell

“I am excited to be a part of PGSA this year as the new Clinical Health Representative. I am looking forward to getting to know everybody more and helping to plan for an incredible 2020-2021 academic year. Thank you for voting for me!”


Gero Representative: Danielle McDuffie

“I’m excited to be starting my second year on PGSA and I’m honored that y’all voted to keep me around. I look forward to continuing to use my voice to advocate for those who might not know the proper channels through which to use their own voices. I’m also excited to get my Gero folks more connected!”


Psych-Law Representative: Shelby Hunter

“I am excited to serve as a voice and advocate for the psychology-law concentration and the clinical psychology community at large.”


Child Representative: Meagan Heilman

“I am excited to represent my concentration, help create a positive and helpful environment for graduate students, and provide fun events for students to connect, both within and across concentrations!”


Treasurer: Andrew Bontemps

“I’m thankful to my other students for electing me to PGSA and look forward to serving and playing a role in making this year great for everyone. Roll Tide!”

Clinical GSA Senator: Juila Loup

“I’m very much looking forward to representing the department and learning from other departments/students on how to make our department a more inclusive and joyful place!”


Experimental GSA Senator: Cassie Whitt

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