In her role as a Clinical Trials Assistant, Kelsey helps to prepare assessments and manage study materials for the Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials (ABC-CT). She works to ensure study visits run smoothly for the participants, their families, and the clinicians.
Kelsey received her B.A. in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 2016. There, she worked as a research assistant for school psychologist and University of South Carolina professor, Dr. Scott Huebner. As a research assistant, Kelsey was assigned to aid a graduate student studying Children's positive psychological well-being (e.g., life satisfaction) and help with the control, design, implementation, and integration of her research dissertation. Together, they used the Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale (MSLSS) to create and distribute a survey to middle school students at a local South Carolina middle school.
Additionally, Kelsey completed a semester-long project on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. During this assignment, Kelsey completed a service learning commitment with a local homeless shelter. This project provided Kelsey hands-on, practical experience in mental health prevention and intervention and gave her the opportunity to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.