Billie Burnett is currently attending Southern Oregon University (SOU) working toward a bachelor degree in Psychology with a sub-focus on Sociology. She is a first generation college student interested in the correlation between trauma and substance abuse, domestic violence, and the power of positive psychology. Billie is currently working on a research project concerning the practice of mindfulness meditation and the benefit it provides towards overall well being.
Billie graduated Rogue Community College (RCC) with honors and an Associate of Arts Transfer degree. While Billie attended RCC she worked at The Discovery Program as a student worker as well as a volunteer. Billie assisted potential college students by conducting outreach meetings to substance abuse treatment facilities providing continued education material and informing them about the Discovery Programs academic resources. Billie will be completing her internship at The Discovery Program in the winter term 2011 as a Student Assistant Advisor.
Billie continues to stay involved with her community by volunteering at local treatment centers, volunteering for higher education programs, and working at SOU at the Commuter Resource Center. Over the years Billie has volunteered as a rape victim advocate and worked with young sex offenders in a holding facility. Billie's ultimate academic goal is to earn a doctoral degree in psychology. She is dedicated to taking the information she has learned and applying her personal knowledge and her advanced degree to assist in working with women, children, and men on trauma related incidents.
Dr. Douglas Smith, Psychology
2010 McNair Scholar Symposium
|Slide Presentation: The Positive Effects of Mindfulness|