Michaela Ahrenholtz


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My name is Michaela Ahrenholtz, and I am from Denison, Iowa. I am currently a fifth-year senior at the University of South Dakota finishing up my degrees in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience and am currently in the process of applying to Clinical Psychology Ph.D. programs. As an undergraduate student, I work in Dr. Sara Lowmaster’s personality lab where I have been able to explore the psychological symptoms and performance fluctuations across the menstrual cycle, and that research will be presented at the SPA conference. In addition to my studies, I work full time at the Sanford School of Medicine in Basic Biomedical Sciences department on a grant-funded project where I administer a variety psychological assessment for individuals who have experienced trauma. As I continue within the field of psychology, my research interests include the relationship and continuum of anxiety disorders, non-suicidal self-injury, and suicide.
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