Undergraduate Research Assistants

Kelly Panchoo headshot Kelly Panchoo

Anticipated graduation - May 2013, Kelly is enrolled in the Family and Child Studies program with a concentration in Child Life.

Plans for continuing education past undergraduate studies - Kelly hopes to pursue a Masters degree in either Speech Pathology or Social Work.

How the DSSERL experience has influenced career goals and interests - “I really enjoy studying children and how they develop and grow over the course of their lives. I hope to work in a hospital as a Child Life Specialist upon graduation. Eventually, I would like to live in Nicaragua and work in their hospital system or education system. Being a part of DSSERL has shown me the importance of evaluation and how it truly is integrated into every aspect of life. Prior to being a part of DSSERL, I never knew what was involved in evaluation in regards to the planning process and the amount of research that it takes to make a process.”

Office — University Hall, Room 4110
Phone — (973) 655-2049
Emailpanchook1@mail.montclair.edu
 


Samantha Spencer headshot Samantha Spencer

Anticipated graduation - May 2013, Samantha is majoring in Family and Child Studies. She also has minors in Public Health and Psychology.

Plans for continuing education past undergraduate studies - Samantha plans to attend graduate school for public health and social work, focusing primarily on health disparities and social justice. 

How the DSSERL experience has influenced career goals and interests - “Although I have only been with DSSERL for a short time, I have already begun to see the importance and interdisciplinary nature of evaluation. I’m starting to think about how program evaluation and planning could work with my career goals.”

Office — University Hall, Room 4110
Phone — (973) 655-2049
Emailspencers4@mail.montclair.edu
 


Michael Puccio headshot Michael Puccio

Anticipated graduation - May 2014, Michael is a junior at Montclair State University majoring in Psychology.  

Plans for continuing education past undergraduate studies - Michael plans to attend graduate school with a focus on psychological research and one day aspires to be a researcher himself.

How the DSSERL experience has influenced career goals and interests - “Being a part of a research team has allowed me to see first-hand what goes on during the research process.  It has excited me and renewed my passion for research in the field I’m studying. I hope to play a critical role on my very own project one day. Working with DSSERL is a great stepping stone for me as I work to achieve my goal of becoming a researcher.”

Office — University Hall, Room 4110
Phone — (973) 655-2049
Emailpucciom2@mail.montclair.edu