David Sherrell graduated cum laude with a BS in Psychology from University of Phoenix in 2013. Since 2009, he has traveled the world providing substance abuse prevention services to schools, including education, consultation, and data-driven community interventions. His experiences as a consultant and educator fuel his passion for further study: David’s research interests include adolescent risk behaviors and the connections between school climate and student mental wellbeing. In November 2015, he will have the honor of presenting recently completed research at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Chicago. David is honored and excited to join the Graduate Program in Psychology at Rutgers Camden; he looks forward to growing his research abilities and developing the other skills that will eventually make him a successful PhD candidate.