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Wesleyan University is a private, non-sectarian liberal arts university in Middletown, Conn. Founded in 1831, Wesleyan offers its 3,000 undergraduates and 200 graduate students a demanding educational environment characterized by boldness, rigor and pr...
On May 28, 2017, Selena Gonzalez graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA degree in Neuroscience & Behavior and Psychology.Spring 2017
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Selena Gonzalez was one of 10 senior McNair Fellows to present their undergraduate research projects, conducted with faculty mentors, at Senior Talks this spring. The Wesleyan University Ronald E....Spring 2017
Community Health Center
Research AssistantSeptember 2016 - Present-Collaborate with CHC health providers alongside Connecticut Health and Development Institute to field-test the Connecticut Trauma Screening Scale at the CHC to better identify youth with PTSD symptoms -Refer youth with identified PTSD symptoms to Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) -Assess the efficacy of TF-CBT through statistical data analysis
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Senior InterviewerAugust 2016 - Present-Interview 8-12 Wesleyan University applicants per week and write holistic evaluations of the students for the consideration of the Admission Deans -Host information sessions alongside Admission Deans to provide prospective students and families with insight on student life; represent the Office of Admission and Wesleyan in various panels for Open Houses and on-campus events
Academic Peer AdvisorAugust 2016 - Present-Support incoming students during New Student Orientation by assisting with academic schedule planning and preparing students for faculty advisor meetings -Provide one-on-one appointments with referred students in need of academic support, effective time management skills, metacognitive learning techniques and exam preparation strategies -Collaborate with the Senior Class Dean, Residential Life and the Ronald E. McNair Program as a liaison in an effort to develop events to promote academic skills and learning strategies
Student Judicial Board MemberAugust 2015 - Present-Provide constructive, unbiased peer adjudication based on the Code of Non-Academic Conduct -Develop a plan for students that promotes personal growth and accountability within the community -Define and protect student rights while maintaining a strict level of confidentiality
Research AssistantMay 2015 - Present-Conduct research analyzing the underlying mechanisms of seizure suppression in a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy -Investigate the neural circuitry between transplanted GABAergic interneurons and granule cells of the dentate gyrus through 3-D reconstruction of neurons and their synaptic input using Imaris Software -Communicate weekly research updates to internal lab members and PI; presented research findings to community at large during Wesleyan’s Research in Science Symposium 2015 and Family Weekend 2016 as a "Excellence in Research" panelist
Student Health Advisory Committee MemberFebruary 2015 - Present-Partner with administrators and health services staff to improve health care opportunities for students -Express candidly the institutional issues impacting student well-being in order to produce meaningful policy revisions and modifications that advance the form and function of health service offices
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