Researcher of the Week:

Meet Olivia Hutchinson

A young researcher standing in a lab

Olivia is a senior majoring in Psychology and also a member of Psi Chi, the National Residence Hall Honorary Regent Scholar, and a URA Scholar. She has always been interested in the impact of childhood abuse and neglect across a person’s lifetime.

Currently, she is applying to clinical psychology doctoral programs that focus on neuropsychology. She wants to work with children with traumatic brain injuries as a result of abuse and neglect and research/develop treatment plans to help them regain functioning.

“… if you see something you want, ask for it!”

Her advice to students beginning in research, “Don’t be afraid to be told no. All no means is no, it doesn’t mean you’ve failed. If you see something you want, ask for it. If you see someone doing research you want to be doing, ask them if you can be a part of it. It’s much easier to get a position that was created for you than it is to apply to the position 100 people are applying for.”

What are the benefits of Undergraduate Research?

How Can I?

  • Get experience in the field
  • Work with a mentor
  • Prepare for graduate school or career
  • Get published
  • Find out if research is in your future

Want become a candidate for Researcher of the Week?

Search for Research

Fill out one of the Research Profile Questionnaire below and submit (with a photo) to April L. Householder, Ph.D. @ or to Devon Fick