Department Newsletter | Undergraduate Student Spotlight
Tainysha Acevedo, Undergrad in Psychological Science
I moved from Puerto Rico to Tucson in order to start my undergraduate career at the UA in 2011. I was awarded the National Hispanic Tuition Scholarship by the UA. At first I was undecided between studying theater or psychology. During my first semester at the UA I noticed that the Introduction to Psychology course was the one I always looked forward to attend. Therefore, I decided to pursue a BS in Psychology. Along my career, the new Bachelor’s Degree for Psychological Sciences came along. I decided to pursue this new degree seeing how it would provide me with a more intensive research experience. When I switched degrees, I was somewhat hesitant of delving into research, but after taking the Advanced Methods in Psychological Research course I understood that research was nothing to be afraid of. I’m currently a research assistant for the Human Memory Lab under the direction of Professor Matthew Grilli where we focus on the storage and retrieval of autobiographical memory. After graduating this upcoming December I plan to pursue a Master’s Degree in Psychology. My ultimate goal is to obtain a Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology.