Digital Arts and Psychology
Isabelle Palmer is one of two students being honored in two majors. She excelled in both psychology and digital arts. Additionally, she completed a minor in music as a violin player, where she was concertmaster of the Stetson Symphony, Stetson Chamber and Stetson Opera Orchestra, and won numerous musical awards and competitions. Isabelle's academic performance at Stetson, in a word, was "perfect" across the board.
Isabelle's creativity is remarkable, professors commented, and her imaginative thinking and varied interests led her to design a senior research project on an especially novel topic. She investigated moral reactions to robot torture (i.e., she studied why people find the mistreatment of humanoids abhorrent). According to her senior research professor, Isabelle functioned more like a graduate student than an undergraduate by virtue of her independence, intelligence and motivation. Likely, for the same reasons, Isabelle was selected to serve as one of two psychology tutors at the Success Center for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Appropriately in Fall 2020, Isabelle will be attending the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy at the University of Central Florida, a graduate program that recently was named the number one game design program in North America by The Princeton Review.