Joslyn is a doctoral student in Marriage and Family Therapy at Florida State University. She previously completed a M.S. in MFT at Texas Tech University and a B.S. in Family, Youth, & Community Sciences at the University of Florida. She is the Sexual Health Counselor for CHAW. Her research interests include examining risky sexual behaviors and substance use behaviors in emerging adults and the impact of father engagement in minority families. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, watching relationship reality TV, and attempting to break into the society of extreme couponing.
Christina is a doctoral student in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology Program at Florida State University. She is from New Jersey and received her BS in Psychology at Saint Joseph's University and her MS in Experimental Psychology at Seton Hall University. Her clinical and research interests include eating disorder symptomology in adolescence and adulthood, mindfulness meditation, multiculturalism, stress regulation, and help-seeking behaviors. Christina is also Vice President of FSU's Active Minds chapter, an organization that works to change the conversation about mental health on campus. She enjoys playing soccer, running, yoga, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Justine is a Doctoral Student in the Combined Counseling and School Psychology program at Florida State University. She is a Florida native, earning her BA in Psychology and Master's Degree in Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of South Florida in 2015. Justine's research interests, and clinical training, are heavily focused on Substance Use Disorders, addiction, and the impact of substances on Co-morbid mental health disorders. Justine is currently conducting research on the impact of ADHD diagnoses on Substance Use Disorder Recovery. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, water sports, kayaking, spending time at the beach and quality time with friends and family!
Alana is in her second year at Florida State University where she is pursuing both a Specialist (Ed.S.) and a Master of Science degree (M.S.) in Counseling and Human Systems with a Major in School Psychology. Originally from Maryland, Alana received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from the University of Maryland. She has been working with the University’s Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness since August 2016 as the graduate assistant to the Green Dot initiative funded by the Department of Health. Her clinical and research interests are primarily in the areas of acute and chronic trauma, positive development of the self, and neurodevelopmental disorders. In her free time, Alana enjoys the simple things in life – spending time with her family and friends, enjoying new foods and restaurants, engaging and exercising the mind/body and spirit, and loyally watching the New England Patriots play football!
Jaylene Spannring, M.S.
Jaylene received her B.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA before earning her M.S. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Florida State University. Jaylene is a student in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology doctoral program. She is the President and Co-founder of the Active Minds Organization at FSU. She has a wide array of research interests including how sports influence at-risk youth, athletic injury, mental health, social support and coping, exercise and mental health, chronic pain/illness, disability and mental health and coping, relaxation, art therapy, and trauma.
Cara is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Health after graduating from FSU with a B.S. in Biology. Her scholastic interests include discovering the reasons and solutions to health disparities in the United States and abroad, and to further her education she is looking to earn a PhD in Geography with a GIS concentration. Outside of school she enjoys kiteboarding and sailing and makes frequent trips to the beach on windy days with her friends and dogs.
Samantha is in her second year at Florida State University where she is pursuing her M.S. in Sports Nutrition as well as completing her Dietetic Internship. Samantha received her B.S. in Dietetics at the University of Kentucky and was born and raised in Chicago. She is excited about her role as a Nutrition Educator. Her nutrition interests center around sports nutrition, mindful eating, and being healthy at every size. In her free time, Samantha likes to workout, watch FSU football and UK basketball, read, and spend time visiting friends and family.
Ashley is a doctoral student in the Sport Psychology program at Florida State University. She decided to pursue sport psychology after graduating with her BA in Psychology at The Ohio State University and her MS in Educational Psychology at Florida State. Ashley’s research interests include choking under pressure, performance psychology, and trauma informed care. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, and playing with her dog Sloopy.
Shanteria is a doctoral student in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program at Florida State University. She decided to pursue a career in psychology because she wants to help people overcome the challenges they experience. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Georgia State University and her Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Brenau University. Her clinical and research interests are primarily in the areas of trauma and suicide prevention. In her spare time she enjoys reading, painting, cooking, visiting new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.
Michelle White is a second year Masters of Public Health student. She previously completed her BS in Exercise Physiology, also at Florida State University. Currently, she serves as the President of Florida State University's Public Health Student Association (FSU PHSA). She has been working with the University's Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness (CHAW) since January 2017 to create a trauma informed care curriculum, for faculty and staff, on how to respond to emergent situations that result from power based personal violence and traumatic events.
In the Fall, she will continue to work with the CHAW flu campaign and increase student awareness about access to care on campus and in the local community. Looking forward, she hopes to work for the CDC as a pediatric health specialist.
Krista is a Nutrition Educator for CHAW and a second year Exercise Science graduate student and dietetic intern specializing in Sports Nutrition at Florida State University. She is from Memphis, Tennessee and completed her B.S. in Dietetics at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri. Her passion is to help others nourish their bodies and promote health with food they love and enjoy. In her free time she loves to travel, cook, watch sports, go to the beach, try new restaurants, and spend time with family and friends.
Diana is a doctoral student in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program. Born and raised in Central Florida, Diana received her BS in Psychology from the University of Florida and her MSW with a concentration in mental health counseling from the University of Southern California. Her research interests include post-traumatic growth (PTG) versus post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicidology, and interpersonal relationships. During her free time, Diana enjoys walks with her pups Thor and Princess Leia, napping, playing board games with her husband, and spending time with family and friends.
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