Joslyn Armstrong

Joslyn Armstrong

Joslyn is a doctoral student in Marriage and Family Therapy at Florida State University. She previously completed a M.S. in MFT at Texas Tech University and a B.S. in Family, Youth, & Community Sciences at the University of Florida. She is the Sexual Health Counselor for CHAW. Her research interests include examining risky sexual behaviors and substance use behaviors in emerging adults and the impact of father engagement in minority families. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, watching relationship reality TV, and attempting to break into the society of extreme couponing.

Christina Colgary

Christina Colgary

Christina is a doctoral student in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology Program at Florida State University. She is from New Jersey and received her BS in Psychology at Saint Joseph's University and her MS in Experimental Psychology at Seton Hall University. Her clinical and research interests include eating disorder symptomology in adolescence and adulthood, mindfulness meditation, multiculturalism, stress regulation, and help-seeking behaviors. Christina is also Vice President of FSU's Active Minds chapter, an organization that works to change the conversation about mental health on campus. She enjoys playing soccer, running, yoga, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.


Justine Colgary

Justine Devlin

Justine is a Doctoral Student in the Combined Counseling and School Psychology program at Florida State University. She is a Florida native, earning her BA in Psychology and Master's Degree in Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of South Florida in 2015. Justine's research interests, and clinical training, are heavily focused on Substance Use Disorders, addiction, and the impact of substances on Co-morbid mental health disorders. Justine is currently conducting research on the impact of ADHD diagnoses on Substance Use Disorder Recovery. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, water sports, kayaking, spending time at the beach and quality time with friends and family!

Alana Diggs

Alana Diggs

Bio to be added.


Jaylene Spannring

Jaylene Spannring, M.S.

Jaylene received her B.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA before earning her M.S. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Florida State University. Jaylene is a student in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology doctoral program. She is the President and Co-founder of the Active Minds Organization at FSU. She has a wide array of research interests including how sports influence at-risk youth, athletic injury, mental health, social support and coping, exercise and mental health, chronic pain/illness, disability and mental health and coping, relaxation, art therapy, and trauma.

Cara Campbell

Cara Campbell

Cara is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Health after graduating from FSU with a B.S. in Biology. Her scholastic interests include discovering the reasons and solutions to health disparities in the United States and abroad, and to further her education she is looking to earn a PhD in Geography with a GIS concentration. Outside of school she enjoys kiteboarding and sailing and makes frequent trips to the beach on windy days with her friends and dogs.

Samantha Mellert

Samantha Mellert

Samantha is in her second year at Florida State University where she is pursuing her M.S. in Sports Nutrition as well as completing her Dietetic Internship. Samantha received her B.S. in Dietetics at the University of Kentucky and was born and raised in Chicago. She is excited about her role as a Nutrition Educator. Her nutrition interests center around sports nutrition, mindful eating, and being healthy at every size. In her free time, Samantha likes to workout, watch FSU football and UK basketball, read, and spend time visiting friends and family.

Ashley Fryer

Ashley Fryer

Ashley is a doctoral student in the Sport Psychology program at Florida State University. She decided to pursue sport psychology after graduating with her BA in Psychology at The Ohio State University and her MS in Educational Psychology at Florida State. Ashley’s research interests include choking under pressure, performance psychology, and trauma informed care. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, and playing with her dog Sloopy.

Shanteria Owens

Shanteria Owens

Shanteria is a doctoral student in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program at Florida State University. She decided to pursue a career in psychology because she wants to help people overcome the challenges they experience. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Georgia State University and her Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Brenau University. Her clinical and research interests are primarily in the areas of trauma and suicide prevention. In her spare time she enjoys reading, painting, cooking, visiting new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.

Michelle White

Michelle White

Michelle White is a second year Masters of Public Health student. She previously completed her BS in Exercise Physiology, also at Florida State University. Currently, she serves as the President of Florida State University's Public Health Student Association (FSU PHSA). She has been working with the University's Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness (CHAW) since January 2017 to create a trauma informed care curriculum, for faculty and staff, on how to respond to emergent situations that result from power based personal violence and traumatic events.

In the Fall, she will continue to work with the CHAW flu campaign and increase student awareness about access to care on campus and in the local community. Looking forward, she hopes to work for the CDC as a pediatric health specialist.

Krista Beyer

Krista Beyer

Krista is a Nutrition Educator for CHAW and a second year Exercise Science graduate student and dietetic intern specializing in Sports Nutrition at Florida State University. She is from Memphis, Tennessee and completed her B.S. in Dietetics at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri. Her passion is to help others nourish their bodies and promote health with food they love and enjoy. In her free time she loves to travel, cook, watch sports, go to the beach, try new restaurants, and spend time with family and friends.

Diana Carbonell

Diana Carbonell

Diana is a doctoral student in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program. Born and raised in Central Florida, Diana received her BS in Psychology from the University of Florida and her MSW with a concentration in mental health counseling from the University of Southern California. Her research interests include post-traumatic growth (PTG) versus post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicidology, and interpersonal relationships. During her free time, Diana enjoys walks with her pups Thor and Princess Leia, napping, playing board games with her husband, and spending time with family and friends.

Rose

Rose

Bio to be added.

Tyler Moriarty

Tyler Moriarty

Bio to be added.

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.

Kelly Romano

Kelly Romano

Kelly is currently a master's student in the Mental Health Counseling, M.S./Ed.S., program at Florida State University. Kelly is originally from Connecticut and received her B.A. in both Human Development and Family Studies as well as English language from the University of Connecticut. Her primary clinical and research interests include the onset and maintenance of eating and substance use disorders, with particular focus on how these disorders impact the overall well-being of college students. In her spare time Kelly enjoys staying active, traveling, and spending time with her two dogs, Oscar and Frankie!

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!

Katie Mclean

Katie McLean

Katie 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).


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Joslyn Armstrong

Joslyn Armstrong

Joslyn is a doctoral student in Marriage and Family Therapy at Florida State University. She previously completed a M.S. in MFT at Texas Tech University and a B.S. in Family, Youth, & Community Sciences at the University of Florida. She is the Sexual Health Counselor for CHAW. Her research interests include examining risky sexual behaviors and substance use behaviors in emerging adults and the impact of father engagement in minority families. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, watching relationship reality TV, and attempting to break into the society of extreme couponing.

Christina Colgary

Christina Colgary

Christina is a doctoral student in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology Program at Florida State University. She is from New Jersey and received her BS in Psychology at Saint Joseph's University and her MS in Experimental Psychology at Seton Hall University. Her clinical and research interests include eating disorder symptomology in adolescence and adulthood, mindfulness meditation, multiculturalism, stress regulation, and help-seeking behaviors. Christina is also Vice President of FSU's Active Minds chapter, an organization that works to change the conversation about mental health on campus. She enjoys playing soccer, running, yoga, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.


Justine Colgary

Justine Devlin

Justine is a Doctoral Student in the Combined Counseling and School Psychology program at Florida State University. She is a Florida native, earning her BA in Psychology and Master's Degree in Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of South Florida in 2015. Justine's research interests, and clinical training, are heavily focused on Substance Use Disorders, addiction, and the impact of substances on Co-morbid mental health disorders. Justine is currently conducting research on the impact of ADHD diagnoses on Substance Use Disorder Recovery. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, water sports, kayaking, spending time at the beach and quality time with friends and family!

Alana Diggs

Alana Diggs

Bio to be added.


Jaylene Spannring

Jaylene Spannring, M.S.

Jaylene received her B.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA before earning her M.S. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Florida State University. Jaylene is a student in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology doctoral program. She is the President and Co-founder of the Active Minds Organization at FSU. She has a wide array of research interests including how sports influence at-risk youth, athletic injury, mental health, social support and coping, exercise and mental health, chronic pain/illness, disability and mental health and coping, relaxation, art therapy, and trauma.

Cara Campbell

Cara Campbell

Cara is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Health after graduating from FSU with a B.S. in Biology. Her scholastic interests include discovering the reasons and solutions to health disparities in the United States and abroad, and to further her education she is looking to earn a PhD in Geography with a GIS concentration. Outside of school she enjoys kiteboarding and sailing and makes frequent trips to the beach on windy days with her friends and dogs.

Samantha Mellert

Samantha Mellert

Samantha is in her second year at Florida State University where she is pursuing her M.S. in Sports Nutrition as well as completing her Dietetic Internship. Samantha received her B.S. in Dietetics at the University of Kentucky and was born and raised in Chicago. She is excited about her role as a Nutrition Educator. Her nutrition interests center around sports nutrition, mindful eating, and being healthy at every size. In her free time, Samantha likes to workout, watch FSU football and UK basketball, read, and spend time visiting friends and family.

Ashley Fryer

Ashley Fryer

Ashley is a doctoral student in the Sport Psychology program at Florida State University. She decided to pursue sport psychology after graduating with her BA in Psychology at The Ohio State University and her MS in Educational Psychology at Florida State. Ashley’s research interests include choking under pressure, performance psychology, and trauma informed care. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, and playing with her dog Sloopy.

Shanteria Owens

Shanteria Owens

Shanteria is a doctoral student in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program at Florida State University. She decided to pursue a career in psychology because she wants to help people overcome the challenges they experience. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Georgia State University and her Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Brenau University. Her clinical and research interests are primarily in the areas of trauma and suicide prevention. In her spare time she enjoys reading, painting, cooking, visiting new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.

Michelle White

Michelle White

Michelle White is a second year Masters of Public Health student. She previously completed her BS in Exercise Physiology, also at Florida State University. Currently, she serves as the President of Florida State University's Public Health Student Association (FSU PHSA). She has been working with the University's Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness (CHAW) since January 2017 to create a trauma informed care curriculum, for faculty and staff, on how to respond to emergent situations that result from power based personal violence and traumatic events.

In the Fall, she will continue to work with the CHAW flu campaign and increase student awareness about access to care on campus and in the local community. Looking forward, she hopes to work for the CDC as a pediatric health specialist.

Krista Beyer

Krista Beyer

Krista is a Nutrition Educator for CHAW and a second year Exercise Science graduate student and dietetic intern specializing in Sports Nutrition at Florida State University. She is from Memphis, Tennessee and completed her B.S. in Dietetics at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri. Her passion is to help others nourish their bodies and promote health with food they love and enjoy. In her free time she loves to travel, cook, watch sports, go to the beach, try new restaurants, and spend time with family and friends.

Diana Carbonell

Diana Carbonell

Diana is a doctoral student in the Combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program. Born and raised in Central Florida, Diana received her BS in Psychology from the University of Florida and her MSW with a concentration in mental health counseling from the University of Southern California. Her research interests include post-traumatic growth (PTG) versus post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicidology, and interpersonal relationships. During her free time, Diana enjoys walks with her pups Thor and Princess Leia, napping, playing board games with her husband, and spending time with family and friends.

Rose

Rose

Bio to be added.

Tyler Moriarty

Tyler Moriarty

Bio to be added.

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.

Kelly Romano

Kelly Romano

Kelly is currently a master's student in the Mental Health Counseling, M.S./Ed.S., program at Florida State University. Kelly is originally from Connecticut and received her B.A. in both Human Development and Family Studies as well as English language from the University of Connecticut. Her primary clinical and research interests include the onset and maintenance of eating and substance use disorders, with particular focus on how these disorders impact the overall well-being of college students. In her spare time Kelly enjoys staying active, traveling, and spending time with her two dogs, Oscar and Frankie!

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!

Katie Mclean

Katie McLean

Katie 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).

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