Becca Jensen started working in the lab in September of 2014. She first heard about the lab from the TA for Dr. Urban’s adolescent development class. She had to make-up a final exam, and ended up taking it in the lab. The TA spoke to her about being an undergraduate research assistant and she applied for the position.
The coolest place Becca has traveled to is Lucerne, Switzerland. Becca said, “While we were there, we took a train ride to the top of the Swiss Alps and it was the most beautiful place I had ever seen.” Most people do not know that she loves traveling and would get on a plane and go anywhere. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends, being outdoors, and reading.
By working in the lab, Becca hoped to learn about research and expand her knowledge in the field of Family and Child Studies. She knew it would be an awesome experience if she wanted to pursue a Master’s degree. She has definitely learned more than she expected and mentioned, “This research experience is something you cannot learn in a classroom.”
Becca said her favorite part is, “Being the youngest member of the REDSS lab. I have been able to learn so much from all of my coworkers. Everyone has been so kind and each member has taught me something valuable.” As for advice, “There is more to Family and Child Studies than just going out in the field and providing services. Research is a very important aspect and this has been a wonderful experience, so do not be afraid to give it a try.”