SPRL Graduate Students

 

 

Chandler Benney

Chandler Benney is a first year EdS student in the School Psychology program at Utah State University. Her interest in School Psychology stems primarily from working in a residential treatment center- where she built close bonds and helped young boys suffering from various neurodevelopmental and psychological disorders. In her free time, Chandler enjoys spending time with her friends, hiking, camping, yoga, and snowboarding.


Savannah cavender

Savannah Cavender is a second year student in the School Psychology EdS program. Savannah graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Cognitive Neuroscience. Her research includes the study and application of positive psychology interventions in schools, the benefits of fostering gratitude in children, and most recently, neurodevelopmental disorders and assessment. She is currently working with Dr. Maryellen McClain Verdoes in the School Psychology Research Lab and her advisor, Dr. Gretchen Peacock. In her free time, Savannah enjoys hiking, swimming, watching Arkansas Razorback basketball, and spending time outside with her husband.


Megan Golson is a first-year School Psychology EdS student at Utah State University. Megan graduated from Southern Utah University with a B.S. in Psychology. Her research interests include assessment and measure development as well as neurodevelopmental disorders. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and reading. 


Cassity Haverkamp, M.ed.

Cassity Haverkamp is a third-year student in the School Psychology PhD program at Utah State University. She joined USU after graduating with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Child Development from Weber State University. Her research interests include emotion identification interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and how these interventions affect social outcomes for children with ASD. She is currently working with Dr. Maryellen McClain Verdoes in the School Psychology Research Lab. In her free time, Cassity enjoys reading for pleasure, hiking, and cheering on her favorite sports teams.


Kandice Olson

Kandice Olson is a second-year student in the School Psychology PhD program at Utah State University. She received her B.S. in Psychology with Honors and a minor in Family and Human Development from USU as well. Her research interests include parental knowledge of neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD and ASD, and the positive effects of an active lifestyle on children with neurodevelopmental disorders. She is currently working with Dr. Gretchen Peacock and Dr. Maryellen Verdoes in the School Psychology Research Lab. In her free time, she enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and spending time outside with her fiance and black lab pup.