Cory Elfrink is a graduate student at the University of Missouri studying Counseling Psychology with emphases in positive psychology, sport psychology, and career psychology. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri in 2004 and has since been involved in industries ranging from tourism to college counseling to journalism. His work has taken him to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the Hawaiian Islands, and the slightly less majestic St. Louis, Missouri.
Meghan Keeler is a graduate student in the Counseling Psychology, Career Counseling program with emphases in positive psychology, contemplative studies, and ecopsychology at the University of Missouri. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 2002. Since then, she has spent several years in service to a variety of community organizations, non-profits, and wide-open spaces. Her work has taken her up and down the west coast, to the southwest, and into the heart of the Missouri Ozarks.
Michelle Hastings is a doctoral student in counseling psychology at the University of Missouri. Michelle recently taught "Exploring Cultural Diversity in the U.S." for undergraduates and has been working as a counselor at Westminster College. Her professional interests include spiritual and religious issues, attachment styles, and perfectionism. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys yoga, scuba diving, gardening, international travel, and spending time with her husband and new baby girl, Harlow.
Marlen Kanagui is a doctoral student in counseling psychology with a minor in multicultural psychology and education at the University of Missouri. Marlen received her undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology from the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests include multicultural psychology, understanding coping within cultural contexts, and positive psychology.
Cyndie Kimball is a master's student in career counseling psychology. She has a master's of science in maternal-child nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. After spending time raising and educating her three children, she has returned to graduate school. Her career interests include working with women who are returning to the work force after years at home with children or elderly parents, as well as those who want to pursue an artistic career.
Julie Ladehoff is a doctoral student in counseling psychology. She received an undergraduate degree in philosophy. Her research interests, in addition to positive psychology, include career development of women and multicultural issues as they relate to addiction recovery. For leisure, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, hiking, and camping.