Maxine Nwigwe, Psy.D. is a behavioral scientist, designer and futurist. She has held multiple roles across educational, corporate and nonprofit settings and has 10+ years experience in designing and developing solutions in learning, mental wellness/psychological wellbeing and workforce development. Dr. Nwigwe is also the founder of the instructional studio, Work. Love. Play, LLC. In this space, she advises startups/founding teams and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises on the integration of culturally informed and environmentally sound behavioral insights to promote organizational development and transformation. She holds a Doctorate in Psychology (specializing in Assessment and Adult Development) from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology & Society (specializing in human behavioral ecology) from Cornell University.
In this episode, we cover:
What is behavioral science?How do you use design and behavioral science in your work?What makes you a good behavioral scientist?Why did you major in biology and society?Why did you decide not to continue as a pre-med student?Why did psychology open the door for you to be a healer?Can you recall an experience that solidified for you that you wanted to go into this field?How do you pay attention to your interests?Why did you choose a PsyD over a PhD?What do you look for in great mentors?How do you assess if your mentor aligns with your values?What did you learn about yourself in graduate school?How and why did you pivot into the community engagement and design space?What is one skill, quality, or general factor that has helped you no matter where you went?What does the future hold for the field of psychology?To submit questions for future speakers and to get even more career tips, follow @psych_mic on Instagram and visit psychmic.com to sign up for the newsletter, where you'll get career tips, grad school resources, and job opportunities straight to your inbox.
Music by: Adam Fine