Caleigh Shepard

Research Technician

Caleigh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minor in Sociology from Rhodes College in the Spring of 2017. During her undergraduate career, she worked as a research assistant in the Health Disparities lab under Dr. Rylan Testa where she researched mental health disparities within the transgender population, specifically examining suicidality, eating disorders, and social anxiety within the community. She has also participated in international psychology courses in Graz, Austria and Copenhagen, Denmark, focusing on how socio-cultural differences impact the treatment and outcome of mental health disorders. In her spare time, Caleigh enjoys traveling, attempting to draw and paint, looking at other people’s dogs, and dancing Zumba poorly but with great spirit.