Meet our scholars

Linh Nguyen

Linh Nguyen

Antioch University-Seattle

Bio: I am a first-year student at Antioch University-Seattle in Seattle, Washington. I am currently working towards my Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy. I am passionate about improving lives with psychology and creativity.


Kristy Hughes

Kristy Hughes

Bio: Kristy attends Arizona State University where she is currently majoring in pre-Veterinary science. She is from Chandler, Arizona. Her goal is to attend Veterinary School and specialize in researching zoonotic diseases. She chose this career field because working with animals, science, and the opportunity to educate and help people brings her joy. Being a veterinarian is a fulfilling career, though it can also be a costly one at the same time. Her exposure to testimonies of other veterinarians and volunteering with animals allowed her to better understand the mental and emotional tolls of the industry. The idea of her research subject is to address the burnout that is commonly experienced in the veterinary industry, as well as other healthcare industries, while simultaneously exploring possible solutions that are being researched to provide resources for those who are struggling with burnout or compassion fatigue. 


Dayhana Flores

ARKOS University, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Title of paper: Aging and Dementia in Mexico | How dementia and its related diseases affect many older adults, and younger people.


Daniel Angulo Jimenez

Grand Canyon University

Bio: I am a senior from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix Arizona. I am currently obtaining my Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. I am originally from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. I came to the US to pursue a better education and be able to achieve my goal of becoming an engineer. As a kid, I always dreamed of this profession since engineering gives me the opportunity to solve problems and design things that really matter, things that make the world a better place in which to live. As an engineer, I can use my God-given talents to find solutions that no one else has thought of; it’s an opportunity to make my mark on the world. As an engineering student, I learned about the stressors that are entailed with the career, and it sparked my interest to research and write this paper. The engineering profession is considered one of the most challenging jobs as the advancement of technology is so rapid and there is a continuous process of learning, unlearning and relearning which is not only a stimulating task but also needs patience and hard work. Overall, this research paper is centered on the idea that engineers put their neurological health on the line in order to meet productivity and corporation standards.

Topic: The topic of this paper will explore the standpoint of the engineering field regarding the neurological implications of being in a workspace under pressure inducing, stress related, and critical thinking situations

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Katie Dunkelberger

The College of Wooster, Wooster Ohio

Bio: Katie recently finished her music therapy coursework and clinical training hours through The College of Wooster in Wooster, OH. She currently is working towards her music therapy board certification before working as a music therapist in the Detroit area for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Topic:  Music Therapy and its Effect on the Amygdala and Stress Response in Individuals with Trauma- or Stressor-Related Disorders


Megan Bland

Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA

Bio: My name is Megan Bland. I am originally from Valdez, Alaska. I have been a nurse for 11 years. I have been married for almost 12 years, and my husband and I have an 11 year old son, whom we adopted. I have a passion for rural healthcare, and I think it is because I am from a rural area. I am pursing a Doctor of Nursing Practice-Family Nurse Practitioner degree to further meet the needs of my community. I currently live in an underserved area as well. I live on the Olympic Peninsula, and love it. It is absolutely beautiful here.

I work a lot with Medication Assisted Therapy patients, which is why I chose to write about how certain substances affect the brains ability to live a pleneurethic life.