Mackenzie N. Wink

Ph.D., Prevention and Early Intervention

Human Development and Family Studies

Entered Program: 2017

Hometown: Wisconsin

Current Program: PhD in Child and Adolescent Development

Previous Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Major in Psychology and Minors in Human Development and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2016

Research Interests:

  • Social and Emotional Skill Development
  • Social and Emotional Learning Programs
  • Empathy

Advising Committee:

  • Major Advisor: Maria LaRusso

Assistantship experience (year(s) title):

  • 2018-2019 Graduate Assistant with the Center for Applied Research in Human Development (CARHD)
  • 2017-2019 Graduate Assistant, research and departmental tasks, with Dr. Eva Lefkowitz
  • 2017-2018 Graduate Assistant with Dr. Beth Russell and the Certificate for Family Life Education (CFLE)

Awards/scholarships/fellowships (year(s) award):

  • 2018 Summer Fellowship for Advanced Graduate Students


Outside of academia, I have a passion for learning about astronomy and really enjoy using my telescope. I also spend time listening to podcasts, mostly psychology or astronomy topics, and watching a variety of movies and TV shows in my free time.