John Bogucki ’20

John is a psychology major and philosophy minor from Fridley, Minnesota.


Johnson Fellow in Suicide Research & Prevention

Seattle Pacific University | Seattle, Washington

Week 8:
Reflecting on my Experience


April 3, 2020 | The past week has seen some major developments in the lab. With COVID-19 still a major pandemic around the world, my mentor Dr. Law has developed a new project that assesses how suicidal thoughts and behaviors change over time in healthcare providers. Since these individuals are very vulnerable at this time, such as working in […]

Week 7:
Shifting Directions


March 27, 2020 | I worked from my AirBnB this past week again. Now that all of the grad students are on spring break, things have been slowing down for me in terms of research progress. Basically I’ll get up in the morning and do some work for the day but I’ll try and get outside just so that […]

Week 6:
How I’ve dealt with Coronavirus in Seattle


March 20, 2020 | This week I worked from my AirBnB since SPU closed down and the CDC is advising social distancing due to COVID-19. At first I wasn’t too concerned about the virus impacting my life, because I thought the media was blowing things out of proportion early on. But, after learning more about the effects of the […]

Week 5:
Making Tough Decisions


March 13, 2020 | Last Saturday my mentor held a pizza poster party at her apartment for our lab. It was really fun and also very productive since we spent the day working on our project abstracts for an upcoming research conference. I think it’s really a cool thing to do because we got to just hang out but […]

Week 4:
The Process of Research


March 6, 2020 | I cannot believe almost a month has passed since I got here. I’ve learned so much more about what grad school is like since I’m part of the research team now. I’ve also gotten a better sense of what it’s like living on my own in a large city.  I could definitely see myself living […]

Week 3:
Interview Day


February 28, 2020 | On Monday I had my interview for the clinical PhD program at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). Every interviewee is a little nervous during these days, but I was feeling pretty comfortable since I was familiar with the SPU campus and I had already met my mentor (Dr. Keyne Law) and her grad students. So, my […]

Week 2:
Experiencing Graduate Level Research


February 21, 2020 | I have participated in several research labs over my undergraduate career, but this is the first lab where I’ve gotten a true taste of what graduate school is really like. The primary focus in clinical PhD programs is on conducting research, and that is something I’m beginning to truly understand from my time here. So […]

Week 1:
Getting Started in Seattle


February 14, 2020 | After coming to Cornell College and taking courses in psychology, I learned about the different mental health disorders that many people face. I saw how difficult and debilitating these issues can be which made me want to help address them. I decided that pursuing a graduate degree in clinical psychology would allow me to achieve […]