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Graduate Student Opportunities

Doctoral students currently enrolled in the Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program may have an opportunity to receive an assistantship while working with the Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness. Contact the Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness at (850)644-8871 if you are interested.

Other assistantships may be available in the Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness. Check with your department if you are interested.

SMART CHOICES Instructors


Martin Laguerre

Martin Laguerre

Martin Laguerre is a Sexual Violence Graduate Assistant for Health Promotion. He completed an Undergraduate degree in Biology at Tufts University. Currently, He is a graduate student in the Public Health program at Florida State University. He is a Florida-certified Emergency Medical Technician. His role includes aiding in the implementation of Sexual Violence Prevention initiatives, outreach, and demonstrations. He enjoys yoga, the outdoors, rugby, and watching sports with friends.

Nutrition Educators

Grant Harris

Grant Harris

Pursuing my Masters in Sports Nutrition and co-op internship position to become a Registered Dietitian. Currently volunteering with the FSU Sports Nutrition team and hope to become an RD in the professional athletics realm following the internship. Received my BS from FSU in Biology, and also got my Associates in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University in Denver. Culinary school is where I discovered my love for nutrition and hope to combine all my passions about food, sports, and nutrition into a career helping athletes to achieve their dietary and performance goals. Outside of school and work I enjoy food, staying active with friends, and traveling as much as possible!

Katie Dooley

Katie Dooley

Katie is a Nutrition Educator for The Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics at Colorado State University. Currently she is completing her Master of Science in Sports Nutrition and her dietetic internship. She hopes to become a Registered Dietitian after completion of this program. It is unlikely Katie will stray far from an academic setting as she believes education is a pillar for progress. In her free time she loves getting lost in the forest and finding her way out, hammock reading, yoga, chasing plastic on an ultimate frisbee field, and cooking. She seeks adrenaline rushes in biking the roads of Tallahassee.

Nate McAuliffe

Nate McAuliffe

is a graduate student at FSU working towards his MS and Ed. S. in School Psychology. He works as a Smart Choices Facilitator and assists with research and providing wellness information to decrease the stress experienced by other students. Nate has his BS in Psychology from Florida State University and worked as a peer educator in FSU's RENEW program as well as a Lab Technician in the Maner lab. As a future School Psychologist, Nate wants to primarily work with adolescents in the secondary school system. Outside of school and work, he enjoys spending time with friends and going to concerts at Club DownUnder.

Jordan Burko

Jordan Burko

Jordan is a doctoral student in the Counseling and School Psychology program at Florida State University. She is originally from New England, and received her B.A. in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts in 2010. Jordan's clinical interests involve working with the college population, specifically with students experiencing mental health related problems. She is particularly interested in substance use amongst college students and ways in which students can lead healthy and balanced lives. Jordan's current research interests are in emotional intelligence, social and emotional development, and substance use amongst emerging adults. In her spare time Jordan enjoys cooking, running, and playing with her adorable golden retriever, Maxwell.

Kate Mclean

Kate Mclean

Katie McLean is currently a doctoral student in the combined School and Counseling Psychology PhD program at Florida State University. Katie's primary clinical and research interests include the psychosocial, developmental and cognitive underpinnings of irrational thought, emotional dysregulation and emotional disorders in youth. She is currently researching suicidality and suicide prevention on college campuses. Katie received her bachelor's degree in psychology and philosophy in 2013 from Furman University. She is a student member of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Danielle Eftaxas

Danielle Eftaxas

Danielle is a current student in the MS/EdS School Psychology Program. She was a double major at the University of Connecticut, earning her BA in Psychology and Sociology. A New Jersey native, but lifelong Noles fan, Danielle is excited to finally be attending FSU! She is a Graduate Assistant for Health Promotion and SMART Choices facilitator. Her research interests include educational outcomes and interventions for low socioeconomic communities. Her hobbies include running, traveling and cheering on her favorite sports teams!

Jennifer Coleman

Jennifer L.B. Coleman

is currently a doctoral student in the combined School and Counseling Psychology PhD program at Florida State University. Jen's primary clinical and research interests include ADHD symptom management, healthy lifestyle choices that promote emotional and physical health, trauma recovery, and mindfulness. Jen is an advocate for outdoor recreation and enjoys backpacking and kayaking. She is a student member of the American Psychological Association.

Morgan Clift

Morgan Clift

Morgan is a graduate student working towards her MS in Sports Nutrition and dietetic internship to become a Registered Dietitian. She also currently works as part of the FSU Sports Nutrition team in athletics and hopes to work as a full-time collegiate sports dietitian following the internship. Morgan received her BS in Biology from University of Wisconsin-Platteville and was also a Division III Track & Field Athlete. This experience led to her passion for nutrition and desire to help athletes reach their goals. Away from work and school, Morgan enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, and traveling.

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