Raeshaun Jones’ (’18, BA, Psychology) gap year was supposed to be a much-needed break from rigorous academic work. But, after hearing about the unique research opportunities being conducted at UAH Psychology Department, Jones made a spur-of-the-moment decision to enroll in the academic program rather than setting off for gap year activities. The Hartselle, AL, native earned her first undergraduate degree in biology from The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa). Although Jones’ minor was in psychology, she never considered it a career choice until she heard about the innovative research being conducted at UAH. She remembers close friends boasting about how great UAH was for them.