Tiannah Adams


Class of 2022

What research are you doing at Scranton?

I have been fortunate to research with three professors. I collaborated with Dr. Karpiak’s team on analyzing cultural competency within psychology. I am currently in Dr. Orr’s lab, experimenting on the social isolation of mice. In addition, I am collaborating with Dr. Kemp remotely on her study of parental depressive symptoms and child psychopathology. 

Tell us about your internship. 

I have been an intern at the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce for five years. The Chamber focuses on the advancement of the Harlem community and is helping with Covid-19 outreach and promoting social justice. I am also an intern on the mental health unit at Harlem Hospital, where I assist in therapy sessions and administrative projects. 

What was your Teaching Assistantship like?

My TA experiences are rewarding in helping students with their first psychology course in their Scranton studies. It is also invaluable to witness all the planning and hard work that the professors put into courses. 

What do you like about the psychology major? 

The Psychology Department is where I feel most at home on campus. Every professor is friendly and genuinely interested in getting to know their students. In addition, every professor is passionate about their field of study. 

Why did you choose Scranton?

I chose Scranton because I attended a Jesuit high school and looked forward to attending a Jesuit college. Scranton was the place with the most welcoming and tight- knit environment.

What are your extracurricular activities?

I am a member of the Psychology Club, Pre Law Society, and United Cultural Organization.  I am in the process of creating a Black Student Union at the University.

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

Through multiple research experiences, teaching assistantships, and coursework, the Psychology Department has provided many opportunities to advance my career early on in my undergraduate studies.  Psychology can be applied to numerous professions outside of the field.