Taylor Ritchey is a Master’s student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Mississippi State University. She graduated with her B.S. in Psychology in May 2016 and has been working at a Montessori preschool and kindergarten in Louisiana as a teacher and parental advisor for 4 years. She is from Carriere, Mississippi and has lived in Starkville for the past two years. Before coming to Mississippi State, Taylor completed her Associate's Degree at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in 2014. While attending MGCCC, Taylor was a Resident’s Assistant, a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the Student Activity Board, the Psychology Club, the Tri-Campus Choir, the Drama Team, Mississippi Sound Show Choir and Who’s Who Among Colleges and Universities.
At Mississippi State University, Taylor was an active member of Mississippi State’s Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and President of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology. She has been a member of the Social Relations Collaborative for 2 years and is currently serving as a Graduate Research Assistant. Her research interests include social rejection, dating behavior, bullying, social development and interpersonal relationships. She will be working closely with our high school students as they begin their internships through our upcoming study.
After obtaining her degree, Taylor plans to help young adults and children and further her work in research.