Albany State University Student Accepted to University of Wisconsin, Madison Summer Research Program

Lisa Padua, a senior psychology major at Albany State University (ASU), has been accepted into thePsychology Research Experience Program (PREP) summer research program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Lisa Padua

During PREP, she will learn about data science and its application to psychology research, while benefiting from hands-on training and the ability to conduct research in a state-of-the-art laboratory. Her research will focus on cognitive psychology, specifically, decision making.

“As a Filipino, I am cognizant that many Filipinos are hesitant to seek psychological treatment. Along with stigma, the adherence of traditional practices and healing methods remains a formidable barrier to the appropriate provision of care. With the acquired knowledge from the psychology field, I hope to help address the problem,” said Padua.

Padua previously participated in a summer research program at Carnegie Mellon University where she collected and interpreted data using data science software.

She is a member of the Velma Fudge Honors Program, where she serves as a student mentor, and as Ms. Honors Council. She is also involved with the Center for Undergraduate Research, investigating the relationship of emotional intelligence, mask wearing behavior and COVID-19 vaccination status.

She has made the Dean’s List every year she has been enrolled, and was recently awarded the Highest-Ranking Student and Highest-Ranking Senior in Psychology at the ASU Honors Day Ceremony.

“ASU has been very welcoming and filled with students, faculty, and staff that share a like-minded goal of academic achievement. ASU has provided me with many opportunities to advance in my field and future career,” she added.