Student Liaisons

Sheila Bharat ‘18

Sheila Bharat ‘18
Hi! My name is Sheila Bharat and I come from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. I’m currently a junior double majoring in Psychology and Sociology. I took both intro classes my first year, and have fallen in love with both fields, so social psychology is currently my favorite. During my sophomore year I worked as a research assistant for a professor conducting research in social psych, and this summer I interned with UNICEF in their communications department. I’m not sure yet what I want to do with my major, but I do know graduate school is happening as soon as possible. I’m more than happy to talk to you if you have any questions about the psychology department, or if you want to talk psych in general! Contact Sheila.

Alison Branitsky ‘18

Alison Branitsky ‘18
Hello! My name is Alison Branitsky and I am a junior psychology major from Washington D.C. I am particularly interested in alternative perspectives on mental health and how people understand their own experiences, as well as the politics of mental health and the philosophy of psychiatry. This summer I worked with Dr. Eleanor Longden at the Psychosis Research Unit in Manchester, England looking at psychosocial and trauma-based etiology and interventions for psychosis, and I am planning on continuing my work with her this coming summer. I am a member of the Hearing Voices Network and the psychiatric survivor movement. If you have any questions about classes, internships, or anything, feel free to ask! Contact Alison.

Julie Edwards FP ‘18

Julie Edwards FP ‘18
Hello! My name is Julie and I am a Junior Frances Perkins Scholar. I am a Psychology major and Anthropology minor. I am originally from Seattle, Washington, but I have lived in NY and Texas for extended periods as well. Most of my working career has been as the ships cook aboard the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, and other tall ships. Before MHC, I served as the President of the Active Minds chapter at HCC for two years, and was a member of the Green Key Honor Society there. As a Frances Perkins Scholar here at MHC, I am currently serving as Co-Chair of the FPSA Social Chair position. Although my apartment is off campus, I pretty much live in Reese, so if you see me say Hi! And let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Best wishes all around! Contact Julie.

Epyana Smith ‘18

Epyana Smith ‘18
Hello! My name is Epyana Smith but everyone calls me Epy! I am from Brooklyn, New York. I am junior, double majoring in Psychology and Africana Studies. I am specifically interested in the impacts of internalized oppression. Thankfully, I have been able to build off my interest across both of my majors. I most enjoy social psychology and have more recently been interested in educational psychology. I am more than happy to talk to anyone about classes, professors, concerns and double majoring. For any questions please feel free to contact me! Contact Epy.