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Cayla B

- Research Program Mentor

MS Master of Science


Interdisciplinary or Exploratory Projects, Writing/Research, Music and Recording/Music Production, Journalism, Creative/Fiction and Nonfiction Writing, Psychology/Sociology Research

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Professional or Creative Portfolios

As a Fulbright grant and Barry scholarship recipient, I have developed portfolios of professional and creative work (including poetry, orchestral arrangements, essays, photography, songwriting, and creative fiction). Having a strong showcase of your work is essential for applications to grants, internships, or other programs as well as for careers in creative industries. I will partner with you in defining your brand identity and crafting a vision of the story your work tells. How do you experiment, solve problems, explore techniques and develop your ideas? How do you represent yourself memorably and authentically? Together we will curate a portfolio that boldly presents the spectrum of your skills, processes, and influences. I will teach you to write personal statements and application essays the demonstrate the aptitude selection committees look for.

Conference Paper/Presentation

As an undergraduate, I produced 2 academic papers a year which were presented at international conferences and published in academic journals. Conducting an independent research project will allow you to explore a personal area of interest in more depth and demonstrate your dedication to pursuing knowledge for the sake of learning. Together we will explore your interests, develop the scope of the project (qualitative or quantitative), and learn how to navigate the landscape of current literature to produce a focused, applicable, and professional article of original research.

Experimental, Mixed Methods, or Qualitative Research

Do you have a question you want to explore scientifically? We can partner to plan and execute a research project, that you can present at a conference or submit for publication. Expand your understanding of research design and methods. Learn to clean, analyze, and synthesize data results into scientific reports. I have rigorous experience managing survey and database designs, report writing, and the following methodologies: quantitative methods (ie key statistical concepts and application in statistical software), qualitative research methods (ie design, data collection, analysis and qualitative meta-synthesis), and systematic reviews, quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods, (ie synthesizing the best available evidence).

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