Ashley Lee, a first-year graduate student in the master’s in developmental psychology program, is a recipient of the 2016 Berk Developmental Graduate Teaching Fellowship.

Lee graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2015 with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in anthropology. She was a McNair Scholar and worked as a research assistant in two different research labs during her undergraduate career. Lee investigated emotional awareness in a quantitative psychology lab and nontraditional marriage rituals in a social-development psychology lab.

Lee’s current research interests include sexual socialization in the media, gender roles, and adolescent development. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in developmental psychology and obtain a full-time faculty position at a university.

Distinguished Professor Psychology Emerita Laura Berk established the Developmental Psychology Graduate Teaching Fellowship for a master’s student admitted to developmental psychology. The fellowship supports a second-year graduate student with an assistantship for teaching a developmental psychology course. The department also provides the student with a full-tuition waiver. Each year the developmental psychology faculty selects a first year graduate student as the Fellow; the student’s faculty mentor helps prepare the student to teach a college-level class during the following academic year.

The Berk Developmental Graduate Teaching Fellowship awardee will be recognized at the Department of Psychology’s 2016 Alumni Day Awards Ceremony Friday, October 7, at 3:30 p.m. in 551 DeGarmo Hall. The department will also hold its annual Alumni Day Dinner later that same evening at Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano.