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Psychology Day: New STEM Track in Psychology, Transfer Options and Careers

April 19 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
| Room N-451, 199 Chambers St.


Psychology Day will introduce students and faculty to our new STEM track in Psychology funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, preparing students for cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, and neuroscience-focused programs and careers.

2 – 2:15 p.m.: Greetings and refreshments

2:15 – 3 p.m.: Keynote speaker Dr. Chriscelyn Tussey

3 – 3:15 p.m.: Dr. Daryl Wout, Chair of Psychology Department at John Jay

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.: BMCC alumni and CUNY students

3:30 – 4 p.m.: Question and answer session and general discussion

Dr. Chriscelyn Tussey
Dr. Chriscelyn Tussey
The keynote speaker, Dr. Chriscelyn Tussey, is the president and founder of Metropolitan Forensic and Neuropsychological Consultation. She is a board-certified Forensic Psychologist and a Clinical and Consulting Neuropsychologist. She is also a Clinical Instructor at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor at New York University. The title of her talk is The Science of Forensic Neuropsychology: Origins, Current State, and Your Potential Place in the Field. Dr. Tussey is excited about the future of the field and training those who will lead the change! Dr. Daryl Wout, the Chair of the Psychology Department at John Jay College, CUNY will discuss different careers in forensic psychology and transferring to John Jay.

Dr. Daryl Wout, the Chair of the Psychology Department at John Jay College, CUNY will discuss different careers in forensic psychology and transferring to John Jay

Alivya Barry, 22, is an ambitious first-generation college student, who is currently pursuing a B.A./M.A. in Research Psychology with a specialization in Childhood Trauma and Psychopathology Development at The City College of New York. Alivya’s academic journey began at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, where she discovered a passion for psychology that inspired her to pivot her career focus from dance. In recognition of her academic achievements, Alivya received the NIH T-34 Bridges to Baccalaureate grant in 2021, which has provided her with the resources and opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research. Alivya has made significant contributions to the field, having authored three poster publications, and is currently leading an investigation into the relationship between Attachment Style and the development of PTSD, depression, and anxiety in child sexual abuse victims. Alivya’s plans to complete her thesis in Spring 2024, after which she intends to pursue a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Sarah Arguelles is currently a senior at John Jay College of Criminal Justice studying Forensic Psychology while pursuing a certificate in Dispute Resolution and a minor in Latinx Studies. Her research interests include a myriad of topics, ranging from diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); sense of belonging at a Hispanic serving institutions (HSI); as well as children and law, and eyewitness testimonies. Her advocacy work mainly relates to the Latinx part of her identity, as evidenced in her experiences with the ¬°Adelante! Leadership Program and Student Academic Success Program, Hispanic Federation and Crear Futuros,and LatinoJustice; she is also a co-founder and president of the first Latinx Honors Committee (LHC) at John Jay. Sarah has been currently focusing on advocacy work in legislation with the LaGuardia Humanitarian Initiative Internship, and now with the New York Birth Control Access Project (NYBCAP) by petitioning and learning about our state’s legislation. She is also volunteering for the 13th Forward Coalition, which is pushing for a bill to end slavery in New York State.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Masha Komolova  at mkomolova@bmcc.cuny.edu.

April 19
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open to:
The BMCC Community


Room N-451, 199 Chambers St.
United States
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