Haley Potts is the 2018-2019 Clinical Liaison for the AP-LS Student Committee! Haley has been working hard this semester to update the Clinical Post-Doc database for you and moderated an amazing webinar on the benefits of clinical forensic post-docs and the application process. Haley took some time to answer some questions about herself for us.
If you were not in graduate school what would you do?
I've always wants to work in a florist shop. Flowers make me irrationally happy.
What is one professional goal you have?
To achieve Board Certification in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).
Why did you join the AP-LS Student Committee?
My mentor (Dr. Lauren Kois) was the Chair of the Student Committee when she was in graduate school, and she encouraged me to apply for a position. I have always considered AP-LS to be my niche organization, so it didn't take much encouragement.
What advise would you give undergraduate students thinking about graduate school?
Don't be afraid to aim high but be realistic and have one or more backup plans. Also, network as much as possible with anyone who has a connection to the programs you're interested in. Networking sounds daunting but really it just means talking to people about why their work interests you, and most people love to talk about themselves.
Who is one professional and one personal role model?
Dr. Patricia Zapf is a professional role model of mine. She spoke over video feed in one of my classes, and I was amazed by all of the professional projects that she has going on at once. One personal role model is Leslie Knope from the show Parks and Recreation. She has so much energy and drive, and she is always willing to admit to admit her mistakes.
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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.