WIGL Research Team, January, 2018

WIGL Research Team, January, 2018


Current Students


Haley Bell

Hello! My name is Haley Bell, and I'm a second-year graduate student in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program at UNL. My research interests include the wellbeing of sexual and gender minority populations, counseling processes, and low-income students' experiences of college. In my free time, I like to play fetch with my yellow lab, Paige, and go for runs. 



Hi! My name is Sonia Lindner, and I am a first year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My research interests include gender identity development, embodied approaches to treatment, and the well-being of marginalized populations at both the individual and community levels. When I'm not in the lab, you'll find me enjoying local performing arts, practicing yoga, or baking pies. 


Emily Wilson

Hi! My name is Emily, and I am a first-year student in the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at UNL. My research interests include social identity development, social minority status, and their contributions to mental health and well-being. I am also interested in exploring different methodological approaches, including intersectional and qualitative research. I like to spend my free time outdoors, or involved in various creative pursuits like making clothing or needle art. 


Past or Affiliated Team Members


Kendal Cassidy

My name is Kendal Cassidy, and I am a third-year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology. My research interests include studying factors of well-being and how to increase it in a therapeutic setting. I also research positive psychology interventions.  I hope to contribute research that is accessible and impactful for a variety of settings and people. My professional goal is to teach and provide therapy for underprivileged groups. In my free time, I enjoy hiking with my Boston Terriers and spending time with family.


Tara Jarrett

I'm a 7th year doctoral student in counseling psychology at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. My professional interests include self-compassion, burnout, mindfulness, adult attachment, couples issues, and gender. Outside of my academic pursuits, I like to spend my time on DIY projects around the house, reading classic literature, and generally enjoying the outdoors.