Leadership

Officers

President: Jensine Paoletti (Email)

Jensine, originally from Seattle, graduated from Washington State University (go Cougs!). She interned with Johnson Space Center twice before starting the Industrial Organizational Psychology program at Rice and is a lifelong space enthusiast. Her research interests include teams, leadership and diversity. Among other things, she is currently doing a collaborative project with the engineering department at Rice. Outside of school, she likes visiting museums and trying new restaurants.

Chief Financial Officer: Brittany Bradford (Email)

Brittany BradfordBrittany is a third-year graduate student working with Dr. Margaret Beier. She graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas summa cum laude with a degree in Finance. She worked as a Certified Financial Planner™ in Fort Worth and in Portland, Oregon before beginning graduate school at Rice in 2015. Her research interests include education, learning, and motivation.

Chief Marketing Officer: Denise Reyes (Email)

Denise is in her third year of the IO Psychology PhD program at Rice University. Her advisor is Dr. Eduardo Salas and she also works for the Doerr Institute for New Leaders as a Graduate Intern. Denise’s research focuses on diversity and leadership in teams, specifically underrepresented groups attaining leadership positions. Denise also enjoys traveling, grocery shopping, and going to concerts.

Chief Technology Officer: Michelle Kim (Email)

Michelle graduated from University of California, San Diego with B.A. in Psychology and started her Ph.D program at Rice in 2015. Her research interest involves individual differences, work design, and person-environment fit, particularly in examining how personal characteristics interact with the environment to influence behaviors, and how we can use this information to improve organizational productivity and well-being of its members. Michelle also enjoys walking or riding a bike in the park, outdoor activities, and trying new restaurants.

Graduate Student Association Representative: Amanda Woods (Email)

Amanda WoodsAmanda Woods is a third year graduate student in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at Rice. She is originally from Tampa, FL, and for her undergraduate career she attended the University of Central Florida, graduating in August 2015. Her research interests include team training and change implementation in healthcare. She is currently spearheading several research efforts in the healthcare domain, and is currently working on her master’s thesis which broadly pertains to multidisciplinary team functioning in cancer care teams. Outside of school, she enjoys yoga, rollerblading, and hanging out with her cat, Berr (couldn’t upload his professional pictures, sorry to disappoint).