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Claudia Hernandez

Undergraduate Major:Psychology 

Future Plans: Ph.D. In Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Claudia Hernandez

Claudia Hernandez was born in Cuba, raised in Naples, and moved to Orlando, Florida for her college career. She is pursuing her bachelor's degree in psychology, with minors in business and leadership studies. She is an Undergraduate Research Associate at UCF's Institute for Simulation and Training. While working with faculty members, she has been involved with research in areas such teamwork in healthcare settings, NASA's long duration space exploration missions, and military environments. She has also helped with research involving social networks and positive deviance in workplace settings. Ultimately, Claudia plans on receiving her Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, with an emphasis on reducing error and malpractice, while increasing patient safety in healthcare settings. She aspires to be a university professor, teaching and acting as a mentor for her students.