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Stephanie G. Burrows is a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). She earned her M.A. in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology at the University of Minnesota, and her B.A. in Psychology at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to beginning her doctorate, Stephanie served as Assistant Director of Advising and Exploration in the Center for Careers, Life, and Service at Grinnell College, and worked as a Career Counselor in the career centers of Macalester College and St. Olaf College, respectively. Her research interests are primarily focused in two areas: 1) the influence of contextual barriers, identity factors, and supportive relationships on multicultural college students’ career decision-making, and 2) the role of career shocks in career development across the life span. Stephanie is also active in professional service as UWM’s Program Representative for Student Affiliates of Seventeen.

Katie Cook is a 4th year doctoral student in counseling psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Katie has worked with her advisor, Dr. Erin Hardin, on the NIH-funded Imagining Possibilities grant project, which provides career education to students in rural Appalachian high schools by serving as a facilitator and staff trainer. Katie also has worked as an academic mentor for rural Appalachian college students in the NSF-funded ASPIRE program at the University of Tennessee. Katie’s research interests involve applying vocational psychology theory to develop career interventions that directly support members of her community. For her dissertation, she developed Project PACE, a career intervention for women living in a transitional housing program in East Tennessee. She was also elected to serve on the Journal of Career Assessment student board as a student reviewer. She has been supporting the current SVP Student Representative to build community among students who are also passionate about vocational psychology. Katie is hoping to advance communication among students and the SVP board for their enhanced student engagement and representation in the field.

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