Loyola University Maryland

The Study

Our Graduate Assistants

Daria Burton

  • Fun fact: I have never been on a plane.
  • Program of study: Master of Arts in School Counseling
  • Study tip: I love to have a separate notebook for each class, highlighters in different colors, and a planner!

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.

Nina Flores

  • Fun fact: I have read 14 Stephen King books.
  • Program of study: Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling
  • Study tip: Something that personally helps me is using a version of the Pomodoro Technique. I like to work for 25 minutes and then take a 5–7 minute break. I find it really helps in not overworking myself!

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.