Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Ashley Billig

An Outstanding Islander

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Cognitive Concepts
Ashley Billig feels fortunate to have had opportunities to work with faculty and get involved in research pertaining to areas of psychology that interest her most. In fall 2006, the San Antonio, Texas, native earned double degrees in psychology and communication from the Island University. She enjoyed the neighborly learning environment so much that she went on to graduate in May 2010 with her master’s degree in psychology. In her time here, she was a communication research assistant, a psychology research assistant, and a First-Year seminar instructor. Billig was also one of two University students to travel to Croatia in May 2008 at the International Student Symposium on Contemporary Sexuality, where she presented and conducted research with Dr. Pamela Brouillard, a 2004-2005 Fulbright Scholar to Croatia. Billig is most interested in the social and personality aspects of psychology, which explain “why people do what they do.” Recently, she completed a study examining gender roles and sexual risk-taking. She has also presented her research and master’s thesis at the University’s Graduate Student Scholarly Works Symposium and Southwest Psychological Association conferences. In addition, she remained active in several student organizations including the Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society, the Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity for women and as a former editorial assistant for the Texas Speech Communication Journal. At every opportunity, Billig attends American Psychological Association conferences to network with professionals from across the nation. Billig plans to teach at the college level and obtain her Ph.D. bonn

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