Peer Advising

The Undergraduate Planning Committee (UPC)

The Undergraduate Planning Committee (UPC) consists of junior and senior concentrators who play a vital role in assisting the Undergraduate Office with planning and hosting events. The Undergraduate Office periodically hosts UPC brainstorming sessions to generate ideas for events and other ways to engage concentrators.

You'll likely spot members of the UPC at the Psychology table during advising fairs, at Psychology events during Visitas, and at our New Concentrator Welcome party! They're always excited to share their experiences with new & potential concentrators.

Below are some of the current members of the UPC. Feel free to reach out to them with any questions about their experience in the concentration!

2021-2022 Undergraduate Planning Committee Members

Stephanie Alderete | Winthrop House, Class of 2022
I currently work in Prof. Susan Carey's Laboratory for Developmental Studies, which focuses on the development of concepts in children! I also plan on doing a thesis there.

Peyton Elias | Mather House, Class of 2022
My favorite courses in the Department currently are PSY 18 (Abnormal Psychology) with Prof. Joshua Buckholtz and PSY 1005 (Health Psychology) with Prof. Ellen Langer!

Lily Winston Grob | Lowell House, Class of 2022
While I honestly have no clue what path I want to pursue long-term, through my current studies on the biopsychosocial effects of stigma in the BEST Lab, I have found a passion for research at the intersection of clinical psych, social psych, and public health!

Charlotte Johnstone | Winthrop House, Class of 2022
I am most interested in clinical psychology, and am currently doing research related to narcissism in the Hooley Lab!

Audrey Jones | Quincy House, Class of 2022
The Psychology Department provides students with lots of opportunities for valuable, hands-on research experience. Personally, I loved working at the Laboratory for Developmental Studies - Prof. Carey and her entire team are amazingly kind and thoughtful mentors!

Michael Pankowski | Leverett House, Class of 2022
In my free time I used to study social psychology for fun, and now I get to study it for a degree from Harvard - I'm a lucky guy!

Moshe Poliak | Adams House, Class of 2022
I work in the Banaji and Snedeker Labs and am figuring out my interests as they relate to the intersection of psycholinguistics, cognition, and computation. I'm aspiring to attend graduate school in psycholinguistics.

Skylar Smith | Cabot House, Class of 2022
I am currently a research assistant in the Nock Lab studying topics related to suicide in understudied populations, which has cultivated my passion for psychology research, statistics, and pursuing a senior thesis - and eventually, a Ph.D. in clinical psychology!

Tess Sussman | Pforzheimer House, Class of 2022
I am really interested in the connection of psychology and sociology in observing how our society and actions within it are motivated and affected, and potentially want to use this combination of knowledge to make a difference through public policy in a future career!