Education: Bachelor of Science in psychology and family studies and human services (December 2011)
McNair Project: Worklife Quality of Private Human Services Contractors Serving Army Service Members, Families, and Communities (2010)
Mentor: Elaine Johannes, Ph.D.
The number of contractors who are supporting the US Army's missions abroad and "at-home" continues to grow. The purpose of this research is to study the quality of worklife of private human services contractors. With the private human service contractors caring for the needs of others and being in a position of support for military-connected individuals, the work-related stress associated with these responsibilities is an uncharted area of study. If the study reveals pervasive low worklife satisfaction within the sample, recommendations may include further research and support for private human service contractors embedded in the US Army active and reserve components.