Loyola University Maryland

The Study

Our Graduate Assistants

Julia Daniele

  • Fun fact: I grew up in the same town as Mr. Rogers.
  • Program of study: Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling
  • Study tip: A study tip I find useful is going over my notes after class each day and adding or re-writing some of the notes that are super important or complex. This helps to learn the information and prevent late-night cramming for exams.

Julie Grammatico

Julie Grammatico

  • Fun fact: I’m passionate about criminal justice and wrongful convictions within the criminal justice system, and I hope to pursue forensic psychology.
  • Program of study: Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
  • Study tip: My favorite study strategy is to teach someone else the material. If no one is around, I talk to myself!

Julia Heavner

Julia Heavner

  • Fun fact: During COVID-19, I have gotten into houseplants, from acquiring them to learning about the different species! I now have a range of common plants, like the pothos, to rarer ones, like the Venus fly trap! Tell me what kind of plants you’re keeping in your space!
  • Program of study: Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
  • Study tip: Getting up to walk or exercise outside as a study break not only wakes the body up and reduces stiffness but also helps you become more alert by promoting the circulation of oxygen!

Yael Levin

  • Fun fact: I love hiking and cooking without recipes!
  • Program of study: Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
  • Study tip: I like to make lists of assignment due dates at the beginning of each semester and at the start of each month, so that I can plan ahead and prioritize my time.

Michelle Mencia

Michelle Mencia

  • Fun fact: I studied abroad in Athens, Greece, and traveled to 11 countries and six islands in one semester.
  • Program of study: Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
  • Study tip: My favorite study recommendation is re-writing my class notes before an exam. Re-writing my notes in different colors and highlighters for different topics helps me be more creative in how I study and allows me to remember more material than just re-reading my original notes.

Ryann Siegel

Ryann Siegel

  • Fun fact: I love to travel and studied abroad in Australia.
  • Program of study: Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
  • Study tip: Writing out your notes can be better for your memory than typing your notes. This has been found in several studies!