Alumni News

Check here to see what our psychology majors are up to now!  If you have a photo or a story to share, please contact Brian Pfohl at

June 2020

Hazel Simpson ’20 is working as a research assistant for The Institute for Research on Youth Thriving and Evaluation (RYTE Institute). She recently made Bates News for designing the class of 2020 ivy stone!

May 2020

Alexandria Onuoha ’20 is beginning her Ph.D. in applied developmental psychology at Suffolk University in the fall.

Melody Altschuler ’17 is in her first year of graduate school at the University of Minnesota. She is in the dual developmental and clinical psychology PhD program through the Institute of Child Development and the Psychology Department. And she was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which she starts this fall. Congratulations on this very prestigious fellowship!


Sarah Vinchesis ’17 was accepted in Lesley University’s Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program (Cambridge, Mass).  She will begin in the fall.

Jorge Piccole ’18 was accepted to Boston University’s MSW program. He got married to Thai Tran ’19 in December of 2018.

March 2020

James Brissenden ’16 announced his engagement to Olivia Brown ’16.  James recently joined the board of the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center, helping employers in Maine tap into the New Mainer talent pool.

February 2020

Melanie Sklar ’14 is a fourth year clinical psychology doctoral candidate at Antioch University New England.

October 2019

Aly Goldstein ’13 will soon be finishing her PsyD in clinical psychology at Widener University in Philadelphia.

Will Koller ’17, (below with his dog) has begun a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology at Yale.

August 2019

Eliza Roberts ’19 (with her dog, Comet) has recently moved to Chicago and started working for the law firm Jones Day.

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Tina Browne ’04 (center), now an attorney in New York City, sent us this photo of herself with her wife Catanna and her daughter Amelia.

May 2019

Ella Ross ’19 has accepted a position as a Post-Baccalaureate Civic Engagement Fellow, a one-year position that is a partnership between the AmeriCorps VISTA program, the Harward Center, and the Student Life division of Bates College.  Congrats!

Rachel Lippin-Foster ’15 is currently in an MSW program at NYU (graduating in 2020). Both her first and second-year placement focus on providing mental health treatment to adolescents.

Chris Eddy ’15  is finishing his second year in law school at UNC School of Law.

December 2018

Mikey Pasek ’12 (below right with his advisor Jonathan Cook, left) received his Ph.D. in social psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2018. He is now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The New School for Social Research, where he is studying the ways in which religious identity and religious beliefs affect intergroup relations.

November 2018

Alexandra Abry ’13 (and former Assistant in Instruction) got married to her husband Shawn this fall.  Congrats!

October 2018

Nina Tupper ’13 has completed her Ph.D. in psychology at Maastrict University.

September 2018

Liz Bowling ‘13 received her master’s in applied statistics from the University of Denver in 2017 and recently accepted a data analyst position with Seagate Technology in Longmont, Colorado. Liz will help the business strategy team identify trends, build predictive models, and visualize their health and safety data.

Chris Ellis ’17 is starting law school at New England Law.

August 2018

Julia Rabin ’15 is beginning a PhD program in clinical psychology at University of Cincinnati this fall.

Jenny Stasio ’07 has a new addition to the family.  Pictured below is Baby Sawyer with big sister Addie.

April 2018

Simone Schriger ’14 has just been accepted into a clinical psychology PhD program at the University of Pennsylvania.  Congrats, Simone!

Next fall Lloyd Smith ’17 will begin a masters program in financial mathematics at the University of Chicago.  Congrats, Lloyd!

Lauren Dobish ’12 ran the (very rainy) Boston Marathon and shared this great photo with us.