Lauren Mertz

Credentials: Psychology, Criminal Justice

Position title: Senior

I’m a senior majoring in psychology and with the criminal justice certificate. After undergrad, I’m planning on going to get a Master’s degree in either clinical psychology or forensic psychology. Both degrees would be a precursor to later in life earning a PsyD in clinical psychology. I want to work in federal law enforcement as a negotiator or forensic psychologist, anything that can get me involved in investigative work. I can help students who want to get involved with advocacy programs and find jobs related to the criminal justice field in Madison. When I’m not working or studying, I do a lot of painting and listening to crime podcasts (I’m obsessed with Up and Vanished and would love to talk conspiracy theories).