Undergraduate Research Program

Jessica Monroy

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Margaret Sibley, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Contact: jmonroy@uw.edu

Current research project: Attitudes and Engagement: The Use of AI Feedback and an Online Office for Treating ADHD Patients

 

Jessica is a sophomore at the University of Washington. She is hoping to major in psychology. Since December of 2020, she is a research assistant in an ADHD lab within Seattle Children’s Hospital. She has been working with Dr. Margaret Sibley to code therapy audios and help with surveys through RedCap. She is hoping to become involved with more research through the McNair program and psychology honors program.

 

Translate your work so that we can all understand its importance
Through the help of AI and modular therapy, patients would be able to receive proper treatment quicker and more efficiently without the risk of losing therapy quality. Treating symptoms of ADHD helps children and adolescents who are seen as “bad students” to develop proper techniques for studying, building relationships, and gaining autonomy.

 

When, how, and why did you get involved in undergraduate research?
I got involved with my research lab in the winter quarter of my freshmen year.

 

What advice would you give a student who is considering getting involved in undergraduate research?
Take your chance! If you feel that you have no research experience or don’t know where to start, don’t let that hold you back.