Greta Kos, Instructional Technology Fellow – Education Psychology
What did you want to do or be when you were eight years old?
A lawyer, because I was not the most “compliant” child and was very talkative or a Speech and Language Pathologist like my mom.
What’s the most unusual thing in your desk drawer or office?
Toys! I like to keep all of the toys I have used as reinforcements for kids in the past…they can be great for stress relief!
Outside of your work, what are you passionate about?
Health and Wellness! I love advocating for healthy relationships with fitness and nutrition, which is very difficult given the diet industry in the US.
What’s the one thing you’ve done in your life that you are most proud of?
I ran the dance marathon program at my undergrad (University of Northern Iowa) and we raised $453,000 for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in one year!
What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
I got the chance to visit the family farm in the Czech Republic that my ancestors immigrated from and got to meet my distant relatives that still live there!
I am a second year student (2020-2021) in the school psychology PhD program. I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Northern Iowa and my Masters in clinical psychology at Minnesota State University, Mankato. My research interests include PBIS implementation in general and alternative education settings, applied behavior analysis, classroom management, and equity in schools.