Featured Alumni

Zeena RiveraWoman in black shirt

Graduated: 2018, BS in Psychology and BA in Humanities

Additional Degrees: Neuroscience PhD Candidate, UCLA

Zeena Rivera (they/them), is a neuroscientist studying how animals value novel experiences. Zeena uses a combination of chemogenetic tools during freely moving tasks in rats. They are also passionate about designing ethologically relevant behavioral tasks to probe questions regarding reward, learning, and memory.

Jennifer CruzWoman with glasses 

Graduated: 2016, BS Psychology 

Additional Degrees: Master of Public Health in Global Health Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health 

Population Health Sciences PhD candidate, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Jen Cruz (she/her) graduated from Seattle U’s Psychology department in 2016 with her Bachelor of Science. She then moved to New Delhi, India as a Fulbright-Nehru Student Researcher and Critical Language Enhancement Award recipient.

Stella Roth Woman Smiling

Graduated: 2021, BS in Psychology and minor in Sociology

Additional Degrees: MPH, Department of Epidemiology Candidate, Columbia University

The holistic curriculum taught through the Psychology department at Seattle University provided me with the opportunity to explore a broad range of topics in the psychology field, while also creating space to investigate my specific interests in public health. The research and analytical skills that I built through the statistics, research methods, and practicum courses prepared me to succeed in my MPH at Columbia by being an independent thinker who is dedicated to creating meaning and social change through research. 

Ian HojnoszPsychology Alum 2017

Graduated: 2017, BS in Psychology 

Additional Degrees: MS Social Psychology, The University of Edinburgh

PhD candidate Psychology, The University of Edinburgh

I (he/him) am a quantitative social psychology researcher and analyst. I've spent the past 7 years of my career finding and bridging the gaps between crossing streams: big numbers & real people, the doers & the thinkers, troves of information & finite attention.