Outgoing Student Division Co-chair
Hello! I am a fifth year counseling psychology doctoral student at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. I moved to Minnesota as an international undergrad student at the University of Minnesota in 2012 and have stayed here since. I was born in Indonesia and spent most of my childhood in Singapore — the MN winter was definitely an eye-opener for this tropical gal!
My scholarly interest include international students and immigrant issues, sexual health, and leadership in psychology. In my free time I take care of my 41 plants (trying to recreate the jungle in my apartment), knit, rewatch Dr. Who and The Office for the millionth time, and play for a women’s ultimate frisbee group. If you want to swap plant babies, you know who to reach out to 😉
Amanda Janke, MA
Student Division Co-Chair
Hello! I am glad you are here! I am a third-year doctoral student in psychology at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Clinically, my interests lie in neuropsychological assessment, and I currently work as a neuro-psychometrist. I have found the most enjoyment in working through the lifespan, seeing a broad range of populations.
For fun, you will often find me hiking in the many national parks Minnesota has to offer or trying different recipes in my kitchen. I am a big foodie so restaurant and dinner recommendations are always encouraged. I look forward to chatting with you soon.
David Van Engen, Psy.D.
Student Division Co-chair
I am a recent doctoral graduate of the University of St. Thomas and about to begin my postdoctoral residency at the Rocky Mountain VA Medical Center. Before entering the world of psychology I served in the Army and deployed to Iraq in 2005. I have an emergency healthcare background and am a vocal advocate for students, veterans, and indigenous peoples.
My clinical and scholarly interests include PTSD, neuropsychology, health psychology, geropsychology, and couples. In my personal life I practice the Japanese art of Kendo, cook way too much, play the guitar, enjoy gaming, and dote on everyone’s pets. If you have a pet, I guarantee we are already friends. Please tell them I said hi.