Tracey Riley Presents at Association for Psychological Science Conference
In May, Tracey Riley capped off her junior year by presenting a research poster at the prestigious Association for Psychological Science Conference in Washington, DC with the support of a LUROP Travel Grant. Tracey had worked for nearly two years in the lab of Dr. Scott Leon (Psychology), collaborating with others while researching issues related to culture, implicit self esteem, and implicit gender identity. She was the first undergraduate from Dr. Leon's lab to be first author of a poster accepted to such a prestigious conference. According to Dr. Leon, "Tracey is one of the brightest, most hard-working students I have worked with in my ten years at Loyola." As a senior, Tracey will continue her research under Dr. Leon's mentorship with the support of a Provost Fellowship. Tracey had the following to say about her experience.
“The Association for Psychological Science Conference in Washington DC this year was an amazing experience. I am so happy that I chose to give a poster presentation because I had a chance to have meaningful conversations with professors and graduate students about my research. I could not have had this experience without the help of LUROP’s Travel Grant. It is astounding how expensive these conferences can be and before applying for the grant, I was fairly certain I would not be able to stand next to my poster in DC. I am so excited to represent Loyola at future conferences and am so grateful for their help in my career in psychology!”