Admin team

Our core leadership team is composed of two UMN Directors, a PSU Coordinator, and 10-12 Lead Mentors from UMN and PSU (split between UMN’s ICD, psychology, educational psychology, and PSU psychology) who are paid as consultants and lead/organize panels/workshops throughout the year. Lead mentors represent a variety of identities (e.g., first-gen, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, low-income, international, disabled) and lived experiences to ensure substantial diversity in our programming. They can serve up to two years, with the possibility of more if space and funding permit. Directors and Coordinators manage the logistics of the program as well as lead the welcome/training sessions and serve a minimum of two years and a maximum of four. Below is our current (22′-23′) leadership team.

Meriah DeJoseph, Founder & Director
PhD Candidate | Developmental Psychology
University of Minnesota
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Kate Carosella, Co-Founder & Co-Director
PhD Student | Clinical Psychology
University of Minnesota
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Marisa Lytle, PSU Coordinator
PhD Student | Developmental Psychology
Penn State University
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Andrea Wiglesworth, Lead Mentor
PhD Student | Clinical Psychology
University of Minnesota
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Norwood Glaspie, Lead Mentor
PhD Student | Developmental Psychology
University of Minnesota
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Miglena Ivanova, Lead Mentor
PhD Student | Developmental Psychology
Penn State University
Carlos Chavez, Lead Mentor
PhD Student | Quantitative Psychology
University of Minnesota
Sanju Koirala, Lead Mentor
PhD Student | Developmental Psychology
University of Minnesota
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Adrienne Manbeck, Lead Mentor
PhD Candidate | Clinical Psychology
University of Minnesota

Vanessa Anyanso, Lead Mentor
PhD Student | Counseling Psychology
University of Minnesota
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Sara Albrecht-Soto, Lead Mentor
PhD Student | Clinical Psychology
Penn State University
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Katsumi Yamaguchi-Pedroza, Lead Mentor
PhD Student | Social Psychology
Penn State University
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Vanessa Kim, Lead Mentor
PhD Student | Clinical Psychology
Penn State University

Jasmine Banegas, Lead Mentor
PhD Student | Developmental and Clinical Psychology
University of Minnesota
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Joseph Burey, Lead Mentor
PhD Student | Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota