Margie Lynch is a senior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania currently studying Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience and a certificate in Global Health. During the school year, Margie has worked as an undergraduate research assistant for the FEND lab and a student ambassador for the Global Studies department. Margie has served in leadership positions for several student organizations including Active Minds, ACLU, TedxPitt, and FORGE. In her spare time, Margie enjoys rollerblading and playing video games with friends.
Through her involvement as an ESL volunteer tutor for PRYSE academy, Margie explored how language barriers affect non-English speakers in educational settings and began to question how these same issues apply to the use of psychology within mental health and health care settings. Margie hopes to develop a career in the mental health field with a focus on child psychology and cross-cultural practices within therapeutic and psychiatric settings. During her time as an Elsie Scholar, she plans to learn more about the needs of non-English speakers and question how mental health providers can work to create an environment that accommodates patients from varying cultural backgrounds.