Emily G. Lundeen


Class of 2020

What research are you doing at Scranton?

I am a summer research assistant in the Psychology Research IMmersion Experience (PRIME), a paid research program that pair students with a faculty mentor. With my mentor, Dr. Jill Warker, I am learning to conduct statistical analysis via R, transcribe and code audio files, and perform systematic literature reviews. We are focusing our summer research on speech errors and verbal working memory.

Why did you choose Scranton? 

I chose Scranton because of its sense of community. Its small class sizes, dedicated professors, and emphasis on personal growth make coming to school at Scranton a unique experience that will prepare me for success.

What do you like about the psychology major? 

I enjoy the psychology major because of the wide range of psychological topics to study. Every professor is distinguished in his/her field of study and is incredibly dedicated to teaching inside and outside the classroom.

What are your extracurricular activities? 

I am a member of Liva Arts Company, a student-run organization that produces musicals, and I will be directing the fall 2019 musical. I am also the president of College Democrats and a member of the psychology club. Lastly, I work as a tutor in the CTLE and a student advisor in the study abroad office.

How has the psychology program prepared you for the real world?

The small class sizes in the psychology program foster close relationships with professors who have guided me in my future. I intend to pursue graduate studies in speech & language pathology and have received a plethora of guidance from my research mentor and psychology professors who have helped me prepare for graduate school.