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Outreach Representatives

  • Who we are:
    • We are a group of graduate students aiming to increase student interest in experimental psychology through interactive talks, panels, activities, and workshops.
  • The kinds of outreach events that we hold:
    • Psychology Day: A campus visit with lab tours and a presentation delivered by one of our own professors
    • Type 1: Presentation on the labs and types of research in our department 
    • Type 2: Presentation on a specific area of research (e.g., Cognitive, Developmental, Social, Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience)
    • Type 3: Presentation on what it’s like to be a PhD student, potential careers, and more details about our PhD program.
    • Pathways to PhDs: a yearly panel held in October of graduate students that discuss
      their journey to graduate school
  • A typical classroom visit (Type 1/2/3):
    • We typically have two graduate volunteers per visit (i.e., one presents while the other helps host and monitor the chat for questions, or where both present)
    • 35 min presentation + 10 min discussion (but we are flexible!)
    • Following our visit, surveys are sent to teachers and students for feedback 
    • Format:
      • Fall & Winter: Zoom / hybrid / in-classroom
      • Spring: In-person (Psychology Day)
  • For interested teachers & students (classroom visits):
    • Please email us at outreach-psyc-g@ucsd.edu and let us know your class time, your class topic and size, and whether additional permission from the school would be required. 
    • After the first email exchange, we will send a short Google form to get more information about the visit. 
  • For interested graduate student volunteers:
  • Our team:

Mohan Gupta
Mohan Gupta
  • Year: 3rd year graduate student
  • Department: Psychology
  • Current Lab: Timothy Rickard
  • Research Interests: What are the best ways to learn, why those are the best ways, and I try to use math to predict what people will learn in both declarative learning (e.g. what is the powerhouse of the cell?) and motor learning (e.g. piano learning).
  • About me: In my free time I like to make music, go backpacking, and see live comedy and music!

 
Jinah Kim
Jinah Kim
  • Year: 2nd year graduate student
  • Department: Psychology
  • Current Lab: Molecular Cognition (Stephan Anagnostaras)
  • Research Interests: How drugs affect learning and memory, fear extinction (& drugs that enhance it), and rodent models of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Other interests: karaoke/jamming, painting, anime, and hanging out with my yorkie (: