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 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.
Kevin is the Peer Education graduate extern. Kevin is originally from Madison, WI and attended The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis as an undergraduate majoring in Psychology. He moved to Philadelphia in 2010 and worked as an assistant teacher for students from pre-K to 5th grade at a school in West Philadelphia. He enrolled in Temple University's School Psychology doctoral program in Fall of 2013 and his dissertation will investigate the impact of teaching elementary students computer science foundations on academic achievement. He is currently the Peer Health Education Graduate Extern at the Wellness Resource Center where he works to promote positive mental, physical, and sexual health through a peer education framework. He recently got married to his beautiful wife Caitlin (pictured above) and has a cat named Meowchi. Outside of academics Kevin is interested in long-distance bicycle touring, gardening, and playing guitar and keyboard.
Ashley LaSala, M.S., M.Ed.
Ashley is the SAMHSA Grant 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 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.