Undergraduate Research Assistant
Colleen Jender is an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She is working for her Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Psychology with a Public Health minor. She hopes to further her education and obtain a MS in Family and Human Development and go on to receive her PhD in Developmental Psychology. Colleen is an Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Mind-Body Trauma Care Lab. Her area of interest is developmental psychology, specifically looking at traumatic or stressor events in childhood and how that impacts the individual later on. Colleen is interested in the changes over a lifespan, holistic approaches, and the mind-body relationship. She wants to work with at-risk youth who are experiencing childhood trauma and their families to enhance coping mechanisms and family dynamics. In her free time she enjoys hiking, traveling, hanging out with her cat, friends, and family.