Psychology Graduates

Annie Collins ’15Annie

  • Worked at the Young Women’s Resource Center
  • Worked at Orchard Place

“I have been extremely happy with my choice to study psychology at Simpson.  In this department, I am known as Annie, not a number. They take extra time out of their day to help me analyze confusing data or talk out my future plans.”


BethBeth Baltes ’15

  • Interned at Orchard Place
  • Works at Orchard Place

“If you are interested in psychology, Simpson College is a great school. The major allows students to have hands on learning and opens up doors to internships and independent research.”


CaitlinCaitlin Dicus ’15

  • Interned with a therapist at Life Line Resources

“Having the school be so close to Des Moines is a blessing for our psychology majors.  At Simpson, you get the opportunities that being in a large city university would give, but you have more one-on-one attention from your professors and better chances to do your own research.”


CalebCaleb Prevo ’15

  • Interned with Powell Chemical Dependency Center

“If you have an interest in behavior and mind, then study psychology at Simpson. You will not regret it. Not only will you get a strong education in psychology from world class professors who are approachable and take the time to help do your best, you’ll also get to explore other subjects and draw on them to put all of the pieces together.”


KiraKira Stewart ’15

  • Interned for Children and Family Urban Movement
  • Works at Life Serve

“You can tell that the Psychology professors have a passion for what they do, and they love teaching what they know to others. The Psychology department stands out because learning is made fun in each class. The professors do a great job of incorporating interesting projects and/or activities into what they are teaching.”


LaurenLauren Martin ’15

  • Worked at Candeo, supporting adults with intellectual disabilities
  • Worked at Homestead, working with children with autism
  • Attends graduate school studying Marriage and Family Therapy at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

“I’ve had two internships and both have given me real life experience with the exact things we are learning in class. My experience with both companies has been amazing! Their mission and values promote growth and success just like Simpson!”


TaylerTayler Peterson ’15

  • Job shadowed with a Heartland AEA school psychologist

“I was fortunate enough to line up a 40-hour job shadow experience with a Heartland AEA school psychologist during May Term. This experience allowed me to go into a nearby school district and see the struggles that some special education teachers face with students that have behavior issues and/or mental illness and how the support of their family influences the success of the teachers.”


Miranda Dean

Miranda Dean ’14

  • Attends Illinois State University’s Clinical-Counseling Psychology program




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Kelli Salemink ’14

  • Works at Mainstream Living as Rehabilitation Coordinator

I know that I could have a good practicum experience anywhere but nothing could compare to all that I gained while at Simpson and the lasting relationships I have built with friends and faculty.”


Sydni Loney

Sydni Loney ’14

  • Works as an Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Specialist with Youth & Shelter Services, Inc.





Katharine Groehn ’14

  • Attends graduate school at University of Denver in Denver, Colorado

“Majoring in Psychology gave me many opportunities to strengthen my application for graduate school. I was able to gain research experience as well as real world experience in the Psychology field through my Simpson Experience.”


Mary Huff

Mary Huff  ’11

Huff has recently received the National Research Service Award to pursue research on roles of neural pathways during memory consolidation at the University of Iowa. She is currently working towards her PhD which she is hoping to receive in May of 2016.




Stephanie Eide

Stephanie Eide ’10

  • Worked at Wells Fargo
  • Received masters from Middle Tennessee State University
  • Works at Wal-Mart Corporate as a member of the Global Selection and Assessment Strategy team