My name is Kelley Aucello and I started the School Psychology Psy.D. program in 2016. I am a native South Floridian and my career interests are working with elementary school children and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. My current research area for my directed study is music therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
In my free time, I enjoy DIY crafts, sewing, baking, and dancing. I was a competitive Irish Step dancer for 10 years, and I have been a ballerina since age 4. My advice for students entering the program is to find an educational niche that you love, and to make free time during your studies to pursue your hobbies and interests outside of school.
Hello! My name is Alyssa Boltson and I started the School Psychology Psy.D. Program in Fall 2018. I was born and raised in South Florida but moved from Palm Beach County to Broward in 2014 to start my career at NSU to obtain my bachelor’s degree and now doctorate! My career interests are working with low-income at-risk students in an elementary school or with at-risk children in a nonprofit organization. My directed study involves ways to promote resilience in youth. I love exploring coffee shops, traveling, and cooking! If I could give you any advice, it is, do not feel the need to compare yourself to anyone else. Find out what you love in the field, and work hard to get yourself in the position to be there, regardless if others around you are doing something different!
Maria Barroso Cué
My name is Maria Barroso Cue and I began the doctoral program in School Psychology in 2018. I was born in Cuba but have lived in South Florida for over 20 years. My research interests vary but I am particularly interested in the area of childhood cancer and school reintegration protocol and procedures. As a result, my directed study will be focusing on identifying how childhood cancer affects children across multiple domains and how this impacts the school reintegration process.
I am a dog mom to two amazing border collies that know how to keep me busy. In my free time, I practice yoga, run, and enjoy spending time with my family. My advice for new incoming students to the program is to take advantage of the multiple opportunities available for professional development and to explore potential areas of interest which may include attending state and national conference, workshops, and other opportunities offered by the university.
My name is Juliette Hubbard. I am a doctoral student in the School Psychology program. I was born and raised in Homestead, Florida with a brief stint in Massachusetts to get my Bachelor's degree from Boston University. I’ve worked with children of all ages and my favorite part of the program is providing individual and group therapy. My major research interest is how technology impacts adolescent social-emotional development.
Hi! My name is Catherine Ivey and I am a first year doctorate student in the School Psychology program. I am from Columbia, South Carolina, where I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in studio art! My interest in psychology sprung from a love for people and passion for wanting to educate others on the importance of mental health. After graduation, I aspire to train school systems and young adults on the importance of mental health in a collegiate setting. In my free time you can find me painting, cooking, or traveling!
My name is Julia Nucolo and I am enrolled as a 2nd year PsyD. School Psychology student in the College of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. I am originally from Connecticut, but moved to Florida to further my graduate studies. My professional interests concentrate on addressing educational and mental health disparities in at risk youth. Currently I am working on my directed study that discusses strategies to reduce the achievement gap.
My name is Morgan Oldham and I started the school psychology Psy.D program in 2018. I was born and raised in Pittsboro, North Carolina and received my Bachelor of Arts in psychology and public health at Elon University. My research interests include counseling self-efficacy in school psychology trainees and strategies to foster counseling self-efficacy. My career goals are to work as a university professor and to start my own private practice.
In my free time, I enjoy baking, running, and going to the beach! My advice for students entering the program is to explore your interests within school psychology and be open to all experiences! It is also important to schedule free time for yourself during your studies!
Hello! My name is Natalia Ramírez and I am a doctoral student in the School Psychology program. I have lived in South Florida for most of my life and even remained local during my undergraduate studies at the University of Miami. Currently, my directed study area of interest is in providing school psychological services to students who are hospitalized or homebound. In my free time, I like to read, crochet, go to the beach, and play Pokémon Go! I am very excited to speak to prospective students and would love to answer any questions or concerns.