Psychology and Biology with a Biomedical Emphasis
Jerica Janney, from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, graduated in December of 2017 with a BS in biology with a biomedical concentration and a BS in psychology. Throughout her time at Pembroke Jerica tutored introductory level psychology students and was proud to help them. She loved making connections with students and helping them to succeed academically. One student told Jerica, “I wouldn’t have gotten through the course without your help.” Being in the honors college gave Jerica the confidence to mentor and tutor these students along with the ability to push herself academically.
For her senior project, Jerica worked with Dr. Regan, a psychology professor at UNCP, to study the difference gender makes in coping with clinical depression. She conducted a survey that asked participants various questions in order to gauge how they cope with depression, then compared male to female results.
After graduation Jerica plans to attend graduate school for clinical psychology in pursuit of a Ph.D. She encourages honors students to take honors classes that interest them and to make friends within the honors college because it really helps students get through college. The friends Jerica made through the honors college gave her some of her greatest memories at UNCP. She loved staying in the Oak Hall living-learning community because her friends were always around.
Thesis: Gender Differences when Coping with Depression
Faculty Mentor: Shilpa Regan