Lindsay Westberg

Ph.D., Prevention & Early Intervention

Entered the Program: 2015

Hometown: Blackstone, Massachusetts

Current Program:  

PhD – Prevention and Early Intervention

Previous Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Gettysburg College, 2015
  • Master of Arts, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut, 2017

Research Interests:

  • Housing in relation to child welfare
  • Factors contributing to child and family resilience

Advising Committee:

  • Major Advisor: Dr. Preston Britner
  • Associate Advisor: Dr. Caitlin Lombardi
  • Associate Advisor: Dr. Christopher Rhoads – Educational Psychology Dept.

Degree Milestones:

Comprehensive exams – will be completed September 2018

Assistantship Experience:

  • Research Assistant – Evaluation of the Connecticut site of the Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System project. Fall 2015 – Present
  • Teaching Assistant – HDFS 4007W: Professional Communication in Human Development and Family Studies. Fall 2018 – Spring 2019
  • Supportive Assistant – Strategic Planning Graduate Curriculum Committee. Fall 2018 – Spring 2019.


  • Outstanding Scholars Program Fellowship. Fall 2015 – Summer 2018
  • Summer Fellowship for Advanced Graduate Students. Summer 2018


  • President of the Council on Family Relations, UConn (UCCFR). Spring 2018 – Present