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Johanna Barry Samara Haver Cameron Moding
Breann Gingrich Dan Lenzen  

Johanna BarryJohanna Barry

Class of 2010
Psychology
Updated: August 2010

Colorado College Activities and Experiences

During my time at CC, I was a member of the Honor Council (Communications Chairperson), Kappa Kappa Gamma (Education Chairperson), the HIV Awareness Team, Social Psychology Club (Co-Chairperson), and the Blue Key Honor Society (Secretary). I also participated in the CC Orchestra (violin) as well as the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program.

Post-Graduate Experiences

I am currently working for the next year as the Paraprofessional in the CC Psychology Department where I serve as a liaison between faculty and students and assist with teaching, administrative tasks, and experimental work.

Favorite CC Course:

Cognitive Ethology (PY420)

Most Valuable CC Course:

Final Project (PY451/452)

Advice to Current CC Students:

To receive an education like the one Colorado College offers is a tremendous privilege. Therefore, work hard and make the most of your time at school, for CC can enable you to think critically, develop a love of learning, and to grow as a student and person if you are willing to commit yourself to it.

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Breann GingrichBreann Gingrich

Class of 2010
Psychology & Dance
Updated: March 2011

Colorado College Activities and Experiences

While at CC, I was an avid participant in dance, acting as the Co-chair of Dance Workshop as well as dancing in the Faculty Dance Concerts each year.

Post-Graduate Experiences

Immediately after graduating I spent some time traveling. I did a road trip circuit, starting in Colorado, exploring the continental North West. Next was a trip to the Island of Trinidad and Tobago before finally ending in Nepal, with a month long trek in the Langtang National Park. Finally out of money I set about finding a proper job, and after months of disheartening rejection I was offered a position at an Autism center in Colorado Springs. I work one on one with children of all ages, using Applied Behavioral Analysis to teach them everything from social skills and communication to writing and math. I will soon be moving to the Bay area where I look forward to furthering my interest in dance movement therapy, hopefully with a focus on Contact Improv, the subject of my CC senior thesis.

Favorite CC Course:

Neuropsychology (PY412); Dance and Digital Technology

Most Valuable CC Course:

Thesis (PY451) - when you're left to your own devices, you see what you are really made of

Advice to Current CC Students:

It's not what you do, it's what you learn. Make that your mantra and you will be ok.

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Samara HaverSamara Haver

Class of 2010
Psychology, (Studio Art minor)
Updated: June 2010

Colorado College Activities and Experiences

While at CC I participated in New Student Orientation, Outdoor Recreation Club, Dance Workshop, Mortar Board, and was a Senior Class Officer.

Post-Graduate Experiences

After graduation I plan to take a year off to work in early education in Portland, Oregon before returning to school to study cognitive neuroscience. The summer after graduating I will be working for the American Sail Training Association as an intern for their annual tall ships challenge race.

Favorite CC Course:

Neuroscience (PY299)

Most Valuable CC Course:

FYE: Freedom & Authority

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Dan LenzenDan Lenzen

Class of 2010
Psychology
Updated: August 2010

Colorado College Activities and Experiences

While at CC, I was a member of the Committee on Curriculum, Social Psychology Club (Co-Chair) and a number of Intramural champion teams. My favorite academic experiences at CC were presenting my thesis research during a poster session at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology 2010 Annual Conference and working as a Learning Assistant for a PY202 Research Design class.

Post-Graduate Experiences

I am currently working as a Research Assistant in the Goldin-Meadow Lab at the University of Chicago conducting research on the role of gesture in learning. Specifically, I am working on two projects examining the gestures and speech children produce while solving simple math problems.

Favorite CC Course:

Human Neuropsychology (PY412)

Most Valuable CC Course:

Research Design (PY202)

Advice to Current Students:

Research Design (PY202) contributes just as much to your major GPA as Neuroscience (PY299) does, except it's ten times easier. Get an "A" in it! Also, take as many 400s as you can, this is where you truly enter the field of Psychology/Neuroscience.

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Kameron ModingKameron Moding

Class of 2010
Psychology
Updated: August 2010

Colorado College Activities and Experiences

While I was at CC I was a member of or participating in: Relay For Life Co-Chair (2 years), Varsity Volleyball (3 years), Delta Gamma Sorority, Resident Advisor (3 years) Psi Chi Honor Society, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, and Order of Omega Greek Honor Society

Post-Graduate Experiences

I will be attending Penn State University in the fall to work towards a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies.

Favorite CC Course:

Abnormal Psychology (PY362)

Most Valuable CC Course:

Research Design (PY202)

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