Our Team

Colorado State University

Guiding our team is…

Professor Silvia Canetto

Professor Canetto studies cultural norms, beliefs and narratives of femininity and masculinity in four domains. A stream of her research examines cultural norms, stereotypes and narratives of women’s and men’s interest, persistence and success in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM). A second stream of her research explores cultural scripts of gender and suicidal behaviors–including suicidal thoughts, nonfatal suicidal behavior, suicide, and assisted suicide–across intersectionalities of age, sexual orientation, social class, and disability. Her third research area is on stereotypes of gender, aging and sexual orientation. Finally, she studies cultural and gender issues in human rights.

CSU Professor Canetto receives prestigious 2020 Dublin Award from the American Association of Suicidology

Professor Canetto the recipient of this year’s Louis I. Dublin Award, a national award bestowed by the American Association of Suicidology. The Dublin award recognizes “lifetime achievement and outstanding contributions to the field of suicide prevention.”

CSU Professor Canetto honored with 2019 American Psychological Association’s Heritage Award

Professor Canetto was awarded the prestigious Heritage
Award of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Society for
the Psychology of Women. APA’s Heritage Award recognizes
distinguished, long-standing contributions to research and teaching on
women and gender.

CSU Professor Canetto honored with 2019 International Council of Psychologists’(ICP) Denmark-Gunvald Award

Professor Canetto received the International Council of Psychologists’(ICP) Denmark-Gunvald Award for feminist research and service. Her Denmark-Gunvald Award invited address was on the human rights of women and was presented at the 2019 ICP convention in Cadiz, Spain.CSU Professor Canetto honored with 2018 American Psychological Association’s Denmark Reuder Award

Professor Canetto is the recipient of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) 2018 Denmark Reuder Award. This APA Division of International Psychology’s award recognizes outstanding international contributions to the psychology of women and gender.

For more information, please visit Professor Canetto’s web page.



Graduate Team Members

Veronica Scherbak  |  Counseling Psychology

Veronica is a student in CSU’s Counseling Psychology doctoral program. More information to come…







Bailee Kulish   |  Counseling Psychology

Bailee is a third year student in CSU’s Counseling Psychology doctoral program. She attended Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She also worked as a research assistant on a sexual violence prevention grant in her hometown of Rapid City, South Dakota. Her current research includes exploring cultural scripts of gender and suicidal behaviors. 





Megan Wong  | Counseling Psychology

Megan is a second year in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Clinical and Community Psychology with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is from Chicago, Illinois, where she worked as a Behavioral Health Counselor with Eating Recovery Center, providing support for patients living in treatment facilities. Her current research involves cultural scripts of suicide in China.






Christine Dunne  |  Counseling Psychology

Christine is a second year in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at The College of New Jersey. There she participated in research on allied activism in feminism, romantic relationships, and memory and aging. She then worked as a Residential Counselor for people with mental health diagnoses at SERV Behavioral Health Center in New Jersey. Her current research is focused on women’s underrepresentation in science and engineering fields in graduate programs and academia in the United States.   




Alexa Jayne |  Counseling Psychology

Alexa is a first year student in CSU’s Counseling Psychology doctoral program. She is a Colorado native and attended Regis University in Denver, where she majored in Psychology and Neuroscience. There, she participated in research on false memories, gender stereotypes, and women’s persistence and retention in science and engineering careers. After college, she did a year of service through AmeriCorps/Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Portland, OR doing Graduate Support Assistance at a middle school. Her current research interests include exploring women’s underrepresentation in science and engineering fields.   





Brittany Sturgeon  |  MACP Graduate Student 

Brittany is a first year student at Colorado State University in the Masters in Addictions Counseling program. Currently, she works with at risk youth to help transition them back into society.





Undergraduate Team Members

Jordan Rumely |  I-O Psychology

Jordan Rumely is a fourth-year undergraduate student at Colorado State University in the Industrial-Organizational (I-O) concentration in the Psychology department and is on track to earn her bachelor’s degree. Her current research has been focused on gender and culture in terms of the STEM programs at CSU. Jordan plans on going to graduate school after her bachelor’s degree to continue her education in applied IO psychology.