Latest posts from the Undergrad Research Blogs

Psychologist Interview!

I had a super interesting interview with clinical psychologist and research assistant professor at Northwestern University , Stepthen Schueller. I was lucky enough to sit down and talk to him about all things psychology and happiness related. He was incredibly knowledgable and gave me some great information that totally connects to my project! The insight… Read more »

Feeling Fit

Exercise and I have always had an interesting relationship. I played basketball in middle school and after practice and games I would usually do homework with one of my best friends, Noa. I remember always laughing so much and running around our kitchens because we were just little balls of energy. Looking back now, I can… Read more »

Clementine Found a Home

With a sad smile and a tear in my eye, I am here to report that Clementine found her forever home. During the week, my sponsor from Wagging Hearts contacted me to tell me that a family wanted to meet her on Sunday. I was excited for Clementine but also apprehensive because I was nervous… Read more »

My First Shelter Experience

I have started volunteering at Evanston Animal Shelter that is a safe place for dogs and cats. It is a very small shelter that works extremely hard to be a no kill shelter. I have started in a time of change and I am really excited to be a part of the community there. Currently,… Read more »

Clementine Update

Clementine has grown with leaps and bounds. Every day it seems like her legs have grown an inch. She used to be able to fit under our armoire and now she can’t even make it under. Her charming personality and adorable tactics have stolen the hearts of my family and I am sure will do the… Read more »

Becoming a Foodie

I’ve been putting the food tricks to the test. For the past week the food I’ve been eating has been pretty different from what I normally eat, and surprisingly I’ve noticed some changes. Debby Stern’s main tips were to cut down on sugar, bump up the protein, and knock out cheese and red meat. I’ve… Read more »

Another Interview!

Time for me to tell you all about my second interview! I ended up interviewing a personal trainer that is very close to every member of my family and has worked with each of us. Eddie Conley, football coach and performance specialist, was kind enough to sit down with me and discuss his job and how… Read more »

Nap Time with Clementine

As much as I love playing with rambunctious Clementine, my favorite time with her is when she is sleeping. Her body becomes like a soggy noodle, and she snores softly. Sometimes, she starts dreaming and she lets out little yelps and her feet start twitching.               She lays in… Read more »

First Interview!

I had my first formal interview for my project! So far I’ve been researching and preparing to ask some questions to different experts that all have jobs that are proven to relate to happiness in some way. To kick off my interviews I met with Debby Stern, a physical trainer and nutritionist coach. We talked… Read more »