Sarah  McGhee

Sarah McGhee

Standing: Senior
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Enterprise, Alabama
Sarah seeks to make an informed, focused impact on social inequalities by combining her interests in psychology, law, and social justice. Her leadership and academic ambition is evident from her memberships in Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honors Society, Psi Chi International Honors Society in Psychology, and Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society. On campus, Sarah serves on the University Fellows Recruitment Council and as an Ambassador for the Howard College of Arts and Sciences. She is also the President and Co-Founder of Samford’s Science and Religion Club and an executive committee leader of Grace Dance Ministries. She is just as involved in the community as she is on campus, as she provides volunteer play therapy for Jessie’s Place of the Jimmie Hale Mission, supporting the mission of this women and children’s shelter to help the homeless and hurting reach self-sufficiency. During January of 2015, Sarah held an internship with the Alabama Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation. The following summer, she was an intern for Federal Judge L. Scott Coogler of the U.S. District Court. As Samford’s first recipient of the Howard College of Arts and Sciences Cognitive Science Scholarship and Research Stipend, Sarah plans to pursue a career in academic research. She intends to attain advanced degrees in cognitive neuroscience and law, and believes that the connections between research, practice, and public policy can be used to amplify the voices often unheard in society.