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Allyson Yarsinske

Assistant Lead Mentor at Solstice East


August 2012May 2016

Bachelors of Science

Longwood University 

Major: Psychology

Minor: English

Work experience

June 2016Present

Assistant Lead Mentor

Solstice East 


  • Young adults ages 14-19, presenting concerns include but not limited to: trauma, disordered eating, anxiety, depression, defiance, autism, and substance abuse. 


  • Supervises and acts as role model for all residents in program
  • Ensures the provision of a physically and emotionally safe environment for all residents enrolled in the program, to adhere to all programmatic schedules, policies, and procedures outlined in the employee handbook, and to carry out the daily resident schedule as assigned
  • Contributed to the treatment of 100+ students by engaging with them in positive ways, holding healthy boundaries with them and teaching them life skills.
November 2015May 2016


Barnes & Noble College
  • Worked in textbooks, cashiering, stocking the sales floor, interacting with students and faculty in a professional manner, and worked in the Barnes & Noble café as a barista.
August 2014May 2016

Research Assistant

Longwood University

Organized studies, tests, and worked with data sets from a variety of populations under the guidance of Dr. Sarai Blincoe, Professor of Psychology at Longwood University.

Research Projects:

They did it on purpose… or did they?

  • Conducted study on perception of intention of a disrespectful act reflecting the status of the actor and presence or absence of an audience.
  • Presented research on intentionality and disrespect at the Longwood Senior Seminar Poster session.

Children’s emotional response to disrespect  

  • Replicated research of a study by Blincoe and Harris (2011) on disrespect with child data set.
  • Presented research at Campbell University for the Carolinas Psychology Conference

Sexual consent: Changing the gender stereotype

  • Emphasized understanding consent, its importance on college campuses, and introducing sexual consent as a two way conversation between men and women.
  • Presented to the Office of Student Affairs at Longwood University.
August 2012Sep 2015

Student Supervisor

Longwood Dining Services
  • Organized, coordinated, and lead work crews of 6+ students per shift in the dining hall.
  • Organized, coordinated and facilitated special events and university meetings. 
  • Motivated, encouraged and taught student employees work policies and skills needed to succeed.
  • Worked closely with management to maintain the efficiency of the dining hall and catering events for our campus customers.
July 2014Aug 2015


Anthem Inc. Department of Information Technology
  • Performed various office tasks such as: organization and data collection of personnel information to improve the efficiency of communication; contacting and coordinating group charters; editing and improving work-related sites to improve access to Team project information
June 2010Aug 2014

Childcare Provider

Norfolk Jazzercise Company 
  • Provided excellent care and entertainment to clients’ children, age’s infant to 13 years.
  • Met dietary requirements for each child, including special accommodations for those with food allergies.
  • Assisted in running the Jazzercise Kids’ Camp. Taught dance routines to the children.


This Portfolio contains the various research projects that I completed in my undergraduate and graduate careers.