Part of the Division of Student Affairs

Graduate Externs

Our graduate extern positions are part-time staff who are seeking higher degrees at Temple University. Currently, our graduate externs oversee evaluation, assessment, and the peer education program.

Victoria Chang

Victoria is the assessment graduate extern for the Wellness Resource Center. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the statistics department at Temple University. Her main responsibility at the Wellness Resource Center is to develop assessment plans for campus-wide surveys designed to reduce high-risk behaviors among Temple students, including alcohol and drug use, mental health and interpersonal violence.  Her research interests include high dimensional data analysis, multiple testing and categorical data analysis.

Jennifer Hellmuth, M.Ed.

Jennifer is a Ph.D. student in the School Psychology department at Temple University, and previously earned a Master’s in Education and Human Development from University of Maryland while working as a high school math teacher.  As the program evaluation graduate extern, Jennifer’s responsibilities include developing surveys and analyzing outcome data for the various programs the Wellness Resource Center conducts on Temple’s campus.  Jennifer’s research interests are program evaluations of youth wellness and academic development programs for at-risk adolescents and advocating for the mental health needs of school-aged children.


Ashley LaSala, M.S., M.Ed.

Ashley is the sexual health graduate extern at the Wellness Resource Center. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the School Psychology department at Temple University. She previously attended Saint Joseph's University where she earned her B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Experimental Psychology. Her main responsibilities at the Wellness Resource Center include organizing and supporting the Peer Education program and large scale campus events. Ashley's area of research interest includes peer relationships of children with autism spectrum disorders.

Linda Howells

Linda is the SAMHSA Grant Graduate Extern at the Wellness Resource Center. As a graduate extern, Linda is managing a federal grant focusing on suicide awareness and prevention. Her mainresponsibilitiesinclude database management, facilitatingtrainingfor administration and staff, and supporting initiatives proposed through the grant. She is currently a Ed.S. student in the School Psychology program at Temple University. Linda previously earned her B.A. in psychology, comparative religion, and art history at Temple University. Her research focus includes cognitive functioning and the association between deficits in executive functioning and the diagnosis of externalizing disorders.