Samantha Tobia

Major: Psychology

Minors: Criminal Justice & Counseling and Human Services

Year: Senior– Graduating in 2012

Hometown:  Brooklyn, New York

School Activities: I am involved in the Psychology Club, Criminal Justice Club and volunteer at the Jane Kopas Women’s Center. In past years, I have played intramural volleyball and dodge ball.

Work: My first year at Scranton, I worked in the psychology department for the secretary, Donna Rupp and enjoyed every moment of it. Currently I working for the  phonathon, which I have been for three years, in which I contact friends, family and students of the University to update them on campus news and ask for donations to Scranton’s annual giving fund.

Future Plans: I plan to go to graduate school and eventually attain a Ph.D. in a field of psychology. I do not know exactly what I want to do, but my dream is to work in the forensic psychology field.

Research: I joined the Conservation Psychology Lab with Dr. Nolan Fall of 2010. I have learned a great deal in the past year of doing research, and had the opportunity to go to the Eastern Psychological Associations Conference in March 2011 to present a poster. This was a great experience, and I am looking forward to continuing my research this semester.