Rachael Spalding, MS
Rachael is a third-year graduate student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at West Virginia University under the mentorship of Dr. Barry Edelstein. Her research interests include end-of-life decision-making, consent capacity issues, and late-life sexuality. She aspires to practice as a clinical geropsychologist in the future. In her spare time, she enjoys long-distance running, reading fiction and true-crime novels, and cooking.
Meghan McDarby, MA
Meghan is a fourth-year graduate student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Washington University in St. Louis under the mentorship of Dr. Brian Carpenter. Her research interests include identifying ways to promote meaningful communication and collaboration between patients, providers, and family members to increase timely advance care planning. When not reading research articles or in the lab, she enjoys hiking and traveling.
Jackie Hogan, MS
Jackie is a second-year graduate student in the counseling psychology doctoral program at the University of Massachusetts Boston under the mentorship of Dr. Boaz Levy. Her research interests include cognitive health, Alzheimer’s disease, healthy aging across the life course, women’s issues, and systems advocacy for older adults. Outside of school, she mothers two boys (ages 3 and 8), goes on dates with her amazing husband, and enjoys ballroom and swing dancing.