Past Research Assistants


Abbigale Bradley
Research Assistant
Pennsylvania State University-Altoona
Spring 2016 - Summer 2017

Abbigale Bradley is a junior undergraduate student studying Psychology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Women's Studies at Penn State University-Altoona. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and walking her black lab. After graduation, she plans on working with gender and sexual minorities in the criminal justice system.




Harleigh T. McCloskey
Research Assistant
Pennsylvania State University-Altoona
Summer 2016

Harleigh McCloskv is a junior undergraduate student at Pennsylvania State University-Altoona pursuing a degree in Education with a Psychology minor. Harleigh plans on finishing her degree next year at University Park with a focus on Elementary Education. She's currently involved on campus with Psychology Club and P.A.W.W aka PSU Altoona for Animal Welfare. In her free time, she likes to hike, go on road trips with friends, and read.  After graduating, she plans on attending graduate school for a Master's Degree in Developmental Psychology. 




Rachel Stoltz
Research Assistant
Pennsylvania State University-Altoona
Fall 2015 - Summer 2016

Rachel Stoltz is a junior undergraduate student Psychology at Pennsylvania State University-Altoona pursuing a degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. Rachel plans on continuing her degree next year at University Park with a focus on Neuroscience. She is currently part of the Psychology club and Gay-Straight Alliance aka Pride Club. Rachel is a LGBTQ+ activist who in her free time likes to read, write, play Xbox, and ride/take care of her horses. 


Melissa Ola
Research Assistant
Pennsylvania State University-Altoona
Fall 2016-Summer 2017

Melissa Ola is a senior undergraduate student at Pennsylvania State University-Altoona majoring in Psychology with a concentration in business and pursuing a minor in Labor Studies and Employment Relations. She is currently involved in Psychology club as the club treasurer. Outside of class Melissa likes to work on campus, go on walks, and hangout with her new kitten, Leo. After graduating, she plans on attending graduate school for a Master’s Degree in Industrial – Organizational Psychology. 



Blythe Arnold-Scott
Research Assistant
Pennsylvania State University-Altoona
Fall 2016

Blythe Arnold-Scott is in her final semester at Pennsylvania State University-Altoona majoring in Psychology. After graduation she plans on getting her Master’s degree in clinical psychology. Personally Blythe has a personal connection to the LGBTQ community, being raised by a gay father and having siblings who are part of the LGBTQ community.



Josh Meadows
Research Assistant
Pennsylvania State University-Altoona
Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Josh Meadows is an undergraduate student at Pennsylvania State University-Altoona majoring in psychology. He plans on attending a Master's Degree program at IUP next year, with a focus on Employment and Labor Relations. In his free time, Josh enjoys hanging out with friends, hiking, exercising, and riding motorcycles.



Olivia Perone
Research Assitant
Pennsylvania State University-University Park
Summer 2018 - Present

Olivia Perone is a senior undergraduate student studying Psychology with a minor in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University-University Park. Outside of school, Olivia enjoys hiking, reading, and listening to music. After graduation, Olivia plans on attending graduate school for clinical psychology.