Luminita Patras, Ph.D.s

 University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain 

 Coming originally from Romania, Luminita has been studying and working in 4 European Countries. She holds a Bsc in Business Administration and a BA in Psychology and she graduated an Erasmus Mundus Master in Work, Organization and Personnel Psychology. Currently she is a PhD student at the University of Valencia, her research being focused on the effects of the emotional labor and wellbeing beliefs (hedonism and eudaimonia) on employee wellbeing. She has been active in different international association and projects and she strongly believes in IAAP as an incredible opportunity for all students in psychology around the world. Looking forward, her vision for Division 15 is growth both internally amongst members, services and events, and externally by creating new networks and new partnerships and reaching as many students as possible. 


Renan de Almeida Sargiani, PhD.c.

School Psychology and Human Development Ph.D. Program, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Currently he is a Ph.D. candidate in School Psychology and Human Development at University of São Paulo (USP) and a Visiting Research Scholar in the Ph.D. Program in Educational Psychology at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (GC-CUNY). He holds a Master in Educational Psychology, a Psychologist License and a BSc in Psychology. He has been active in different psychology international associations, and is a member of the Psychology Coalition at United Nations. He created the blog "Psychology Explains" (Psicologia Explica) that aims to promote knowledge of psychology for students, professionals and anyone interested in Psychology in Portuguese-speaking countries.

Web: http://www.renansargiani.com - http://www.psicologiaexplica.com.br





Joaquina Abélard

Social and Work Psychology, University of Nantes, Nantes, France

After studying international business, Joaquina decided to become a work psychologist. After a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, she has now just finished her master’s degree in Social and Work Psychology at the University of Nantes. Her research topics are work satisfaction and presenteeism. She speaks fluently several languages and loves to connect with people from all over the world.




Joana K. Q. Katter

Social and Personality Psychology at York University, Toronto, Canada.

Joana K. Q. Katter is in the final stages of completing her PhD in Social and Personality Psychology at York University, Toronto, Canada. Her research focuses on stress and coping, with a particular interest in understanding economic stress. Her dissertation project examines how psychological factors influence gambling behaviour. In addition to being an executive member of Division 15 for the past 4 years, she also recently became a Member-at-Large of IAAP's Board of Directors.