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Meet Rachel

Rachel hentnick

Rachel Hentnick is a senior psychology major with a sociology minor. She began this project because she was interested in researching how accepting students were of driving under the influence of various substances. Working closely with Dr. Elizabeth Thyrum to complete this project fulfilled Rachel’s thesis requirement for the University Honors College and allowed her to receive departmental honors in psychology. This project entailed organization, contact with professors, extensive research and data analysis in order to attain significant results that could be used to help improve Millersville students’ understanding of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or marijuana. Rachel’s goal for the future is to become a board certified behavior analyst and work closely with the autism community to help improve the independence in the lives of those who have autism. She has recently been accepted into the Master’s program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Penn State Harrisburg and hopes to enroll in this program while working at The Vista School, a school for children with autism.

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