Samantha Jacobson


Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

What was your most impactful class or professor? My most impactful professors were my undergraduate advisor and research lab director, Dr. Mícheál Roe, and my doctoral advisor and research lab director, Dr. Keyne Law. Both have been phenomenal mentors to me, helping me grow in my passion for psychological science.

What are you excited for in your future career? I am most excited for the opportunity to help people in their mental health recovery journeys and help advance the field through clinical research. I want to help improve evidence-based treatments, improve access to mental health care, and provide mental health care that is affirming to people of all identities and cultural backgrounds.

What advice do you have for incoming students? Start a self-care routine early! Find things outside of school and your career that give you fulfillment and meaning. Take breaks, give yourself grace, and take care of yourself to build a sustainable education path.