Current Honors Students
My name is Danny Aoshana, and I am a junior at Cal State Northridge.
Currently, I am volunteering as a pedagogical aide for Dr. Quilici's PSY 320
course and plan on working in a research lab soon. I am very excited to be a
part of the new honors program and look forward to advancing my skills in this
field of study. I have enjoyed taking many social psychology courses including
both PSY 265 and PSY 345. After graduating, I plan on going to graduate school
to pursue a degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. I am excited to
apply everything I learn to my future career.
My name is Deborah Brown. My professional goal is to work with Adolescents in a clinical setting,
incorporating Animal Therapy. I plan to go on to the Masters program in Marriage and Family
Therapy at CSUN, and then get my PsyD. My favorite classes, to date, are Social Psychology and
Gerontology. I am currently a Psi Chi member and working as a PA.
Hello I am Kevin Cisneros and I am a double major in both Psychology and
Child Development. My academic interests in both these fields are studying families and development.
During my time at CSUN I have been an active member of the peer-educating program The Blues Project
which raises awareness about depression and suicide prevention. I am currently an RA for Dr. Quilici's
cognitive research lab and a member of the Psi Chi Honor Society. After graduating from CSUN I plan
on going to graduate school to pursue a degree in Marriage Family Therapy. My passion in life is to help
restore broken marriages and families that have withered away over time.
My name is Fatima Flores and I am currently a junior with a Psychology major and Biology minor.
The branch of psychology that captures my interest is behavioral neuroscience/biopsychology.
It fascinates me how; in particular, these two fields interact to explore and explain our behavior
and I aspire to conduct research in this field in the near future. I am part of the GE honors program
as well, which has helped me to explore my interests; so I am very excited to be part of the new
Psychology honors program and see what lies ahead of me.
My name is Gemma Guerrero, and I am in my final year at CSUN. My professional
goal is at a crossroads at this point: I am highly interested in either becoming a
clinician and obtaining a PsyD (by way of an MFT degree first), or a career in
industrial/organizational psychology. To date, I have enjoyed taking Social Psychology
with Dr. Rutchick, Abnormal Psychology with Dr. Blum, and Applied Cognition with
Dr. Richards. I plan to obtain my graduate degree(s) in Northern California,
where I hope to base my professional career (as is yet to be determined).
My name is Kaitlyn Kauzor and I am a junior at CSUN this Fall and am still
fairly new to the university. I feel very grateful to have been accepted into
this new honors program as I hope it will challenge me and be a rewarding experience.
Thus far, I have had outstanding psychology professors and look forward to working
with some of them in a research lab. I hope to broaden my knowledge in research with
an emphasis on cognition and neuropsychology as I find these topics quite interesting.
My name is Alfredo Leon and I am in my 4th year at CSUN and close to finishing my undergraduate studies, hoping to move on to a good graduate program soon after. My favorite class so far has been PSY 345, which has inspired me into considering following Social Psychology. I plan on attending graduate school to get my master’s and hopefully continue until my doctorate’s.
My name is Luis Navarro and I am a junior here majoring in psychology in addition with a
minor in biology. My main objective in my academic road is to study the dynamic behavior
of depression and suicide. I work for PSYCARE and the Valley Trauma Center in crisis
intervention. I plan to get my masters here at CSUN with the intention to go further for
my doctorates. My goal in my career is to research various populations that exploit signs
of depressive behavior while being hands on with clients. I would say my favorite class is
abnormal psychology PSY310.
My name is Arlene Sagastume and I am a third year Undergraduate
Psychology major here at CSUN. I am currently in Dr. Lagana's NIH Adult
Behavioral Medicine lab under the MARC-U*STAR program. I always hoped for a career
that would allow me to share my knowledge and transmit my love of education so I
believe I would possibly enjoy combining my research experience with a being a professor
in the future. I am looking into either studying Applied Behavior Analysis,
or Social Psychology, however I am still exploring!