Psychology Graduate Student Association

Mission & Purpose

PGSA students participating in a conferenceThe mission of the Psychology Graduate Student Association (PGSA) at The University of Alabama is to provide a strong voice for all psychology graduate students. PGSA aims to

  • Facilitate communication amongst graduate students, faculty, and staff
  • Promote graduate student interests
  • Provide opportunities for socializing and professional development for graduate students
  • 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


All psychology graduate students enrolled at The University of Alabama are automatically enrolled in PGSA. No formal application or interview is required to obtain active member status.


President: Jacob Miranda

Clinical Vice President: Kaleigh Nance

Experimental Vice President: Hillary Erwin

Treasurer: Charlotte Kinrade

Clinical Child Representative: Allison Birnschein

Clinical Health Representative: Emily Ewing

Clinical Geropsychology Representative: Tim Ly

Psychology & Law Representative: Cassandra Jensen

Social Representative: Joshua Baker

Developmental Representative: Danny Mack

Cognitive Representative: Barbara-Shae Jackson

DEI Representative: Steve Hakim

GSA Senator: Hannah Apostolou


Semester Newsletters

Each semester, the PGSA publishes a newsletter highlighting exciting news from the psychology graduate program. Recent issues are available for download as PDFs:

Heritage Month Newsletters

PGSA’s Heritage Month Celebrations were formed and spearheaded by Danielle McDuffie. Each applicable month, a team of students has volunteered to come together and create a brief newsletter to showcase and highlight a respective heritage group.

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