Desirea was an Undergraduate Research Assistant who assisted in coding videos and completing experiments for the SPACE project. From the DOME lab, she learned about how psychologists put experiments together and how they are coded to compile applicable themes and data. She believes that the lab assisted her in gaining a better understanding of how client interviews and assessments are conducted and how evidence can be used to create interventions. Desirea is now pursuing a Master of Student Work degree.
Holly worked on the SPACE, MOMS, CARES, and CAPS project as a Lab Manager. She is now pursuing a career as a Physician Assistant. Holly believes that the lab helped her gain leadership experience, practical research experience, an appreciation for the scientific method, and experience critically analyzing research articles. She believes that the lab strengthened her ability to trust and apply research into her current field of work.
Katie was a Graduate Research Assistant for the DOME lab and believes that the training she received prepared her for her subsequent PhD program. She was first introduced to EEG research in the DOME lab and continued to conduct EEG/ERP research at Texas A&M University. She is now about to start a job as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Alabama, where she will continue her research using EEG.
Keegan was a Project Coordinator for SPACE and a Research Assistant for the MOMS and fNIRS projects. Through his experience in the DOME lab, he gained skills that helped differentiate himself from other graduate applicants. Having been first introduced to the field of psychological science through the DOME lab, Keegan believes that Dr. Brooker and the lab greatly influenced his career choice by allowing him to pursue independent research projects that structured academic and research development. He is now enrolled in a Counseling PhD program at his top choice university.
Lisa was the Project Coordinator for the fNIRS/EEG study and an Undergraduate Research Assistant for the SPACE and MOMs project. As an experimenter for MOMs, she was able to complete an Undergraduate Scholar Project with the data from the lab. Through working in the DOME lab, Lisa was able to gain confidence in approaching research literature in her graduate work. She stated that Dr. Brooker’s mentorship was invaluable and provided her with experience and professional relationships that continue to benefit her to this day. In December 2020, she will graduate from the University of Iowa as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
From 2016-2017, Taylor was a Project Coordinator for MOMS and was also a Research Assistant on the SPACE project. She is now a Graduate student at Walla Walla University in College Place, Washington. Through her DOME experience, she believes that the lab allowed her the opportunity to develop skills in professional collaboration, clinical writing, and participant relations. Having developed a strong sense of professionalism in the lab, she has been able to begin her pursuit of a career in social work with confidence.