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Engagement Fellow
harmonsn@jmu.edu
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Presidential Engagement Fellow, School of Professional & Continuing Education

Previous Degree(s):  Master of Arts in Psychological Sciences with a Concentration in Quantitative Psychology (2022), Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2020)

Where are you from?  McGaheysville, VA

What pronouns do you use?  She/Her

Where do you see yourself professionally in 5 years?  “The world is, and always has been, filled with millions of questions to which we have yet to discover the answer. Even today, in a world filled with computers and cell phones with instant access to vast amounts of collected human knowledge and shared experience, we have not discovered all the answers or even perhaps some of the best questions. Pursuing knowledge and the continuous application of new understanding has allowed us to do great things and live better lives than ever before in human history. This constant striving to achieve better, to understand the world better, is what drives me. I have been given the opportunity to enrich myself and the world around me through education. I want to impact the world and hope to help make it a better place by finding answers to the questions of who we are and why we act the way we do. I believe seeking these answers will lead humanity to a more cooperative and successful path. In my previous roles, I’ve enjoyed conducting behavioral, neurological, and quantitative research. So, in the next few years, I see myself enhancing my knowledge of management techniques within an organizational setting, leadership and management skills, and developing as a mentor and supervisor, with the end goal of finding a place where I can begin to answer some of the world problems by applying multiple perspectives of the lenses I’ve picked up along the way.”

What is most exciting to you about working with SPCE?  “I am excited to spend the year serving the needs of local businesses and the Harrisonburg community, leaving a lasting impact on the university and community, and helping students appreciate and cherish their time on campus. Thus, I am most excited to work with Madison Community Consultants to provide both graduate and undergraduate JMU students with a hands-on learning experience where they will help support business and nonprofit needs in the Shenandoah Valley.”

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