Department of Psychology Student Spotlight: Loren Pedroli
- Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
Full Name: Loren Pedroli
Major: Forensic psychology
Minors: Criminology, clinical and community behavioral health
Class Status: Junior
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
1. Why did you choose Forensic Psychology?
I chose Forensic Psychology as my major because I had a strong interest in the relationship between human behavior and different aspects of the legal system.
2.What experience(s) have you had during your years as a WKU student that have helped or is helping you prepare for a career after graduation?
Many things at WKU have prepared me for life after graduation, such as listening to experienced guest speakers and taking classes that help me to establish a strong base knowledge in psychology that will help me in my later career. I also had the opportunity to attend a conference on campus for women in law, which helped me build connections with professionals and learn about the many career paths I could potentially follow.
3. How have you applied what you are learning in the Forensic Psychology concentration?
The knowledge I have gained through my forensic psychology courses have helped me to reshape my belief system and gain a deeper understanding of individuals and different structures within society.
4. What do you hope to do after graduation?
After graduation I plan on attending graduate school to earn a master’s degree in counseling or forensic psychology.
5. What advice do you have for future forensic psychology concentration students?
The advice I would give to future students would be to attend guest speaker lectures. This is a great way to learn about specific career paths within forensic psychology, hear personal stories, and form connections with professionals in the community.
Learn more about the Department of Psychology and the Forensic Psychology Major at wku.edu/psychology.