The MPA Student Division is here for you.

As a part of the Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA), the Student Division serves all college-level psychology students in the state of Minnesota. Check out the Student Division website!

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.

Outgoing Student Division Co-chair

I am a recent doctoral graduate of the University of St. Thomas and am completing my postdoctoral residency at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center. Before entering the world of psychology I served in the Army and deployed to Iraq in 2005. I have an emergency medical 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.

Want to work with us?