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Perry Sandrock '14

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Perry Sandrock is a senior Psychology major and Human Development and Family Studies minor. Perry is a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association, and has been inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, the Golden Key International Honor Society and Psi Chi the International Honor Society in Psychology. On campus Perry is a sister of Phi Sigma Sigma, Vice President of the Psychology Club, an officer of Psi Chi and a study abroad campus ambassador for GlobaLinks Learning Abroad.

Currently, Perry works on campus at the Cancer Prevention Research Center as a Research Assistant working on various grants, projects, and publications with Dr. Lyn Stein. Perry’s work and interest involves youth populations, and adults in correctional settings. Her main research activity is contributing to a paper examining smoking cessation efforts in incarcerated adults exiting confinement with a team of professionals from Brown University. Perry became interested in this population after she completed a forensic internship at the Middlesex County Jail in New Jersey in the summer of 2012. After working as a teaching assistant in the fall of 2012 for Dr. Mary Versteck, Perry sought get more involved with the Psychology Department and academia itself. She is currently working with Dr. Lisa Weyandt on developing a one-credit advising course on how to become an effective teaching assistant.

Over spring break Perry traveled to Nepal with URI’s Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies where she studied peace-building and received nonviolence training based on the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She plans on attending the Annual International Nonviolence Institute this summer to receive a Level 1 Kingian Nonviolence Trainer Certification.  Additionally, she spent the spring semester of her junior year studying abroad in Australia, taking a full complement of psychology courses while there.

Perry plans to continue her clinical and research endeavors as she aspires to attend graduate school for clinical psychology in the near future, and hopes to one day teach at the University level.

A photo from Perry's trip to Nepal:

A photo from Perry's Trip to Nepal

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