Cortney Simmons is the 2018-2019 Experimental Liaison for the AP-LS Student Committee! Cortney has worked hard all year to update the experimental post-doc list database and the grants database. She has also contributed significantly to our decision of add a Diversity Liaison and plan ongoing programming for that summer and next year. Cortney took some time to answer a few questions for us!
If you could only have 3 non-psychology books on your bookshelf, what would they be?
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
If you were not in graduate school what would you do?
Become an Instagram influencer (fit teas have absolutely changed my life). Just kidding! I would try to become a private or commercial airline pilot.
What is your favorite city and why?
Austin, TX. It is filled with delicious food, great music, and plenty of dog-friendly activities.
What is one professional goal you have?
To do meaningful work that can be used to improve the lives of others.
What advice would you give undergraduate students thinking about graduate school?
Talk with your professors about their career trajectories, your interests, and whether graduate school is the best choice for you. There may be multiple ways for you to achieve the your goals. If graduate school is the route you want to take, then be sure to gain as much relevant research experience as possible! It will strengthen your application and better prepare you to do your own research.
About the Editor:
The American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41 of the American Psychology Association) Student Committee is composed of elected student leaders representing the interests of our student members.