Emily Windgate, Graduate Research Associate
Emily Wingate is a graduate research assistant for Dr. Jose Castillo’s “YMCA Program Evaluation Project.” Prior to working on this research study, Emily taught a Positive Psychology in the Schools undergraduate course in which students learned about positive psychology concepts and implemented a positive psychology intervention in a local elementary school. To facilitate this process, Emily and her supervisor Dr. Shannon Suldo collaborated with a partner elementary school to administer a universal screener for life satisfaction and identify students in need of a well-being promotion program. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies where her program focus is School Psychology. Emily earned her B.S. degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies, and a M.A. degree in School Psychology, from James Madison University and the University of South Florida, respectively. Her research interests include positive psychology; program evaluation; and school-based mental health, including universal screening for both mental health problems and well-being.