Alyssa Lovely

Alyssa Lovely, Community Outreach Coordinator; Research Specialist 
B.A., 2015, UW Madison (Psychology)
B.S., 2017, UW Madison (Studio Art)

After graduating with my first bachelor’s in psychology, I spent several years working with youth of varying needs and abilities.  I quickly learned I wanted to continue working with youth, but I wanted to somehow incorporate my passion for art.  After earning a degree in Studio Art and working in the Culture and Cognition Lab at UW Madison, I  now find myself on the path to becoming an Art Therapist.  I am interested in how art can be used as a tool for improving our mental health through self expression, creative exploration, and mindful meditation, and how we can apply psychological research methods to bettering our understanding of the benefits of doing art.