Goal Auzeen Saedi, Ph.D., received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. She completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Stanford University. Prior to this, she completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship training at the University of California, Berkeley; here, she had the distinction of receiving a national honor when selected for the Outstanding Graduate Student/Intern award from APA's Division 17 Society of Counseling Psychology Section on College and University Counseling Centers. She also graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Portland State University, where she was a Presidential Scholar.
Dr. Saedi is the former student committee chair of the APA Division 46 in Media Psychology. She has written for the APA publications, The School Psychologist and The Amplifier, Media Psychology. She has also published empirical articles in such journals as the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Journal of Muslim Mental Health, the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, and Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. Additionally, she has written entries for the Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery.
Dr. Saedi has served as the Association for Psychological Science Student Caucus (APSCC) representative for the University of Notre Dame and Portland State University. Additionally, she has served as a senior reviewer for the APSCC RiSE-UP (Research on Socially and Economically Underrepresented Populations) competition, and written several pieces on graduate school entry for the Undergraduate Update.
She co-taught a seminar on at-risk youth for Notre Dame's Center for Social Concerns, and has worked as a therapist at the university's student counseling center. She also taught courses at Stanford University for their Peer Bridge Program. Dr. Saedi has been featured in several media outlets, including ABCNews.com, Newsweek, Discovery Fit & Health, Elle Magazine (Canada), Glamour Magazine (Brasil), Dallas Morning News, ChinaDaily USA, and Drake Magazine. Additionally, she has served as a business consultant for a firm working with Fortune 500 companies. Finally, she has been active in public speaking engagments. She was a guest on the Dr. Howard Gluss radio show discussing foreign policy in the Middle East. In 2013, she gave a TEDx talk at Gunn High School on the intersection between beauty, exoticization, and race in contemporary society.
Generation Y has seen its share of history. From the removal of a planet in our solar system, to the ubiquitous understanding of the term, "wireless," never has a generation been so saturated in media. How is meaning made from conflicting messages? What are the implications of information overload? A millennial tackles all this and more.