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McNair Feature Scholar: Meet Rebekah!

Headshot of Rebekah Damitz

September 2018 Feature Scholar

Rebekah Damitz is a senior psychology student at UWEC from New Berlin, WI. She also has a minor in family studies and a certificate in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. When she’s not in class, she’s involved in multiple research projects, working at Counseling Services on campus, working with the Student Wellness Advocacy Team on campus, or volunteering at the Marshfield Clinic in Eau Claire. In her (rare) free time, she’s usually watching Gilmore Girls and eating tacos to unwind. Rebekah enjoys swimming, practicing yoga, and learning to cook new things.

Rebekah is working with Dr. Leibham in the Psychology Department on campus for her McNair research. Their research is on UWEC college students’ experiences with stress, coping mechanisms, and their awareness of psychosomatic illnesses. Because of Rebekah’s strong interest in health psychology, she will be applying to behavioral medicine and clinical health psychology programs to pursue after graduation. She hopes to receive her Ph.D. and continue with research by working in a medical/clinical setting and/or teaching at a university.