Industrial/Organizational Psychology Students

Hannah Perkins

Hannah Perkins Stark
is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in LSU's I/O program working with Dr. Brossoit in the SNEWS lab. Her research interests include the application of advanced research methodologies to examine employee well-being and the work/non-work interface. Outside of school, she enjoys doing yoga, listening to the Crime Junkie podcast, and renovating her “fixer-upper”.

Tyler Cowey

Tyler Cowley
is a 4th year Industrial/organizational psychology student working with Dr. Zhang. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University. His research interests include risk-taking at work, judgement and decision-making, personality, and selection. He enjoys playing golf in his spare time, hiking, exploring the city, and watching sporting events.

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Katelyn Reeves
is a 2nd year I/O Psychology student on Dr. Zhang's team. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from California State University - Fresno in 2022. Her research interests include employee interviews, selection tests, work-life balance, and mental health at work. Outside of school, she loves walking in nature, gaming, watching shows, and spending time with her family and friends.






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Sydney Roux
is a 2nd year graduate student in the I/O Psychology program. She is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina where she received her B.S. in Psychology and her B.A. in Organizational Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her current research interests involve diversity in leadership regarding gender and racial disparities. When Sydney isn't working on research, she enjoys weightlifting, reading the latest #booktok recommendations in the romance and horror/thriller genres, and playing video games.


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Destiny Castro
is a first-year doctoral student in the LSU I/O Psychology program. She is from Denver, Colorado and earned her bachelor's degree in I/O psychology with a minor in statistics from Colorado State University in 2023. Her research interests include employee safety and well-being with the goal of improving the workplace for underrepresented workers and those in high-risk occupations. On her free time, Destiny enjoys taking her dog on walks, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

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We encourage applications from individuals with diverse racial, ethnic, and/or cultural backgrounds. Baton Rouge is a racially diverse city and our work in the greater Baton Rouge community allows us to provide services to and conduct research with racially diverse individuals in our community. We take great pride in this diversity.

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