Of course, official certification and education is vital.  These are the milestones I am working towards and have completed:

Doctor of Philosophy; University of Oslo (Norway)
Pending Completion Date: July 2023



Master of Science in Experimental Psychology; Missouri State University (USA)
Completion: August 2017

  • Thesis: Language Learning and Metacognition: An Intervention to Improve Language Classrooms (See Manuscript)
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average: 4.00 / 4.00
  • In addition to the Graduate Certificate coursework, courses included: Tests and Measurements, Ethics in Behavioral Science, Research Methods, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
  • Extra requirements included: comprehensive examinations, practicum, graduate teaching, and public thesis defense.



Graduate Certificate in Statistics and Research Design; Missouri State University (USA)
Completion: August 2017

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average: 4.00 / 4.00
  • Included courses on basic statistics (t-tests, regression ANOVA…), advanced statistics (MANOVA, ANCOVA, advanced regression…), graduate-level statistics (EFA, CFA, IRT…), and structural equation modeling.



Bachelor of Science in Psychology; Missouri State University (USA)
Completion: May 2015

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude in the Honors College
  • Minors in Industrial Relations and Scandinavian/Norwegian Studies
  • Received the Board of Governor’s Scholarship (2011-2015)
  • Honored on Dean’s List (2011-2015)
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average: 3.92 / 4.00



International Student Exchange Program; University of Nordland (Now North University, Bodø, Norway)
Exchange: Spring 2014

  • Finalized minor in Scandinavian/Norwegian Studies
  • I volunteered weekly to provide native-speaker feedback to other international students practicing English.
  • I attended reading classes for full-time University of Nordland staff members wanting to improve their conversational English and literacy.  We read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
  • After my semester abroad, I began to focus my research on learning new languages and how we can better understand the feat of communication we see in humans.


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