Megan Derby

Megan Derby
2011
Major: 
Psychology
Minor: 
Hometown: 
Grafton, NY
Activities: 
Cross-country, indoor and outdoor track, and Psi Chi

I graduated from St. Lawrence in 2011. My major was psychology, and I participated in cross-country, indoor and outdoor track, and Psi Chi. I worked on my independent psychology research project with Dr. Onyper and Dr. Searleman of the psychology department. My experiences studying at St. Lawrence and being involved in the psychology department were very fun, educational, and rewarding. The psychology department is made up of a very close knit and supportive group of professors and students. It was fun to work on group projects and get valuable psychology experience with other psychology students in a Clinical Psychology course that many of the psychology majors took together in the fall of 2010. In Psi Chi I enjoyed collaborating on group community service projects and event planning for the psychology department. I had many unforgettable experiences with varsity sports and learned to organize and budget my time as a student athlete at St. Lawrence.

In the spring of 2010, I studied abroad in Australia and took the opportunity to travel to different parts of the country and also New Zealand. I met many new people and had exciting cultural experiences, which I feel helped me to become a more global person. My study abroad experience was truly an amazing experience.

I intend to go directly into graduate study to receive my Master’s of Science in mental health counseling. I hope to specialize in addictive behaviors and work in both group and private therapy settings. I enjoy being a student and a member of the St. Lawrence community. My undergraduate study and experiences helped me to grow as an individual and prepared me for advanced study and a future career in psychology.