Hi! My name is Alaa Alises and this is my second semester serving as a USL. In my third year, I was a research assistant in the Attention, Memory and Aging lab in the psychology department and our project made it to finals in the Discover Symposium. I plan on continuing my education to obtain my MSW here at UTA and become a licensed clinical social worker. After my MSW, I want to practice in the field of therapy and mental health, especially focusing on the Muslim and Arab community and help get rid of the stigma behind mental health. In the future, I hope to continue to earn my PhD in Psychology and continue with practice in therapy while also teaching at the university level and research. Outside of academia, I like to go to the gym and binge watch The Office! I am very excited to be a USL this semester and help support you all!