Emma Knowles graduated in December 2020, earning a Bachelor of Science in psychology and minor in gender studies. In addition, she was also named an outstanding senior in the Gender Studies Program.
Emma was named to the Dean's List every semester and became a member of two honor societies, Phi Eta Sigma and Psi Chi. Her senior research project, combining both her passion for gender studies and psychology, identified predictors of victim-blaming in an acquaintance sexual assault scenario. She presented the project at a national conference and is preparing a manuscript of that work.
Within the psychology department, she worked in two research labs and served as a teaching assistant. She also worked in the Stetson Writing Center for three years, earning the role of lead tutor as a senior. As only a sophomore, Emma was chosen to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, and as a junior, she attended and presented work at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. An internship with the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network helped solidify her passion for trauma work.
Currently, Emma is working as a research assistant at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine, and she plans to pursue clinical psychology doctoral study specializing in trauma psychology.