Karina Valentina Montoto

  • Senior, Psychology

It is an honor to receive the opportunity to be apart of the Phi Beta Kappa Chapter! I am a Senior graduating this May 2021 and I'm majoring in Psychology. Being a first-generation college student, I have pushed myself to take advantage of the many opportunities that UWM has to offer by working in the ABCD BraIN Lab with Dr. Krista Lisdahl and the Affective Neuroscience Lab with Dr. Christine Larson as a research assistant. I am also a part of the McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement program and am a lead advocate for the Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Program!

My experiences throughout my undergraduate years have taught me to never give up on myself and to approach all opportunities with an open mind and heart. I will forever be grateful to the professors and fellow peers who believed in me and helped me to reach my potential. I am excited to open the next chapter in my life after graduation and hope to use all I have learned as I go out and find my place in the world!