Titan Grad Slam 2022 Winners
1st Place: Remus Mitchell (Attitudes Towards Learning Disabilities Scale Construction and Validation)
Remus Mitchell (they/them) is a first-year experimental psychology master's student in the Department of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton. They worked as a special education instructor for two years prior to coming to CSUF to study the psychology of disability. As much of the research pertaining to the disabled community looks at the community holistically, Mx. Mitchell aims to develop research that focuses on the differential experiences of people with various disabilities.
2nd Place: Jennifer Creamer (How Knowledgeable are Musical Theatre Performers at a Public University in California about Voice Services offered by Voice-Specialized Speech-Language Pathologists?)
Jennifer Creamer is a second-year graduate student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at California State University, Fullerton. Jennifer has worked professionally in her chosen field since 2016 as a licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. Jennifer's interest in the voice stemmed from her prior career venture as an actor who suffered frequent bouts of laryngitis. Jennifer's research was inspired by her lack of knowledge of the field of speech-language pathology when she was experiencing voice issues herself. Her research team included fellow Communication Sciences and Disorders students Julia Lanham, Parveena Singh, and Adriana Macias, who made significant contributions that made this project possible.
3rd Place: Mandy Taylor (Cherwell’s Labyrinth: Gamified Onboarding Training for CSUSB Instructional Designers)
Mandy Taylor an Instructional Designer at California State University, San Bernardino and a former lecturer for CSUSB’s English Department. She will graduate from the Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology in May 2022. She also holds a BA in English from Brigham Young University and an MA in English Composition and Literature from CSU San Bernardino. She will begin Boise State University's Ed.D in Educational Technology program in August 2022.
Mandy is an active scholar in English studies and instructional design. Mandy has published essays and presented at conferences on a variety of topics in both fields. In English studies, her work focuses on popular culture. In instructional design, her current topics of interest include games and gamification, workplace mentorship, onboarding training design, educational technology, and instructor readiness for online teaching.
3rd Place: Melina Wulin (Feminization of Poverty)
My name is Melina Wulin. I am an alumna and a graduate student at California State University, Fullerton. "Once a Titan, always a Titan!!!" I will receive my master's in the science of Gerontology at the end of May 2022. As a First-Generation student and an immigrant, I am proud to report that I have achieved academic excellence and leadership that helped me develop as a well-rounded citizen. I believe it is crucial to impact my alma mater and community by taking leadership roles in student organizations and on the Board of Directors of community organizations that serve the older population. I have a passion for studying and applying my knowledge in positive aging. My professional goal is to assist elders in having a dignified aging process and living a meaningful and happy life until the end. My personal goal is to be an example of what is possible for non-traditional students, immigrants, and aging women who embody positive aging as a personal philosophy. My hobbies are reading non-fiction, listening to fantasy books, and watching cat videos in my spare time.