Undergraduate Research Assistant
Rachel Willhite is a 5th-year undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She is working toward her Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Psychology as well as her Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Mathematics. She hopes to further her education and obtain her PhD in Clinical/Experimental Psychology. Rachel is an Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Mind-Body Trauma Care Lab as of Fall 2021 and hopes to gain insight into different research areas in preparation of graduate school in Fall 2022.
In the past, Rachel has studied psychological safety in the workplace, implicit theories of relationships, as well as assisted in a positive psychology meta-analysis. She has an extensive background in data analysis & statistical methods. Her research interests include improving mental health care, mood disorders, trauma recovery, and the healing properties of psychedelic drugs. Outside of school, Rachel is a Clinical Assistant and Trained Medication Aide at The Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment in Duluth. She enjoys yoga, reading, cats, traveling, and bowling.