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!

Quincy Guinadi

Outgoing Student Division Co-chair

Hello! I am a fourth 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 ūüėČ


Amanda Janke, MA

Student Division Co-Chair

Hello! I am glad you are here! I am a second-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, MA

Student Division Co-chair

I am a doctoral student at the University of St. Thomas currently finishing up my predoctoral internship at the Albuquerque 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.


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