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2011 Scholars

Zenhessi Guerra

Zenhessi Guerra

Andrew Ladis UH Tier One Scholarship Endowment

Classification: Junior
Graduation Year: 2015
College: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Major: Pre-Psychology 
High School: Cypress Springs High School
Hometown: Cypress, TX

About Me

I’ve been living in Cypress, Texas for about 12 years now after moving from Chicago, Illinois. Cypress is a city about 45 minutes away from the UH campus. I could have gone farther but I chose UH because it had everything I was looking for. Ever since I can remember, I have been interested in Psychology. I am drawn to articles involving psychological studies and research. My main areas of interest are abnormal psychology, anxiety disorders, social psychology, couples and relationships, and drug abuse and addictions. People who know me well know that I am extremely motivated and driven. I love music, dance, psychology, and the University of Houston!

“Find a job you enjoy and you’ll never work a day in your life.”


Campus and Community Involvement

 I am a part of the Honors College which is a tight-knit community within the University of Houston  made up of students who desire a more challenging curriculum and desire to be taught in smaller classes with more individual attention from select faculty and professors. I am also a member of Psi Chi - the Psychology National Honor Society, through which I participate in community service events like volunteering at the Houston Food Bank, the Alzheimer's Walk, and I have been part of the Inductions committee.

Awards and Honors

National Honor Society; Science National Honor Society; Graduated Honors, Summa Cum Laude; Inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (a nationwide organization that recognizes high-achieving students at universities); AP Scholar Award and academic medals; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Metropolitan Scholarship; Inducted into Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society; Dean's List.

Study Abroad

I went to Italy in the Summer of 2012 with the Honors College. We took a study tour of Florence, the Tuscan countryside, Naples, Sorrento, and Rome. I am going on another trip with the Honors College in the Summer of 2014 to France and Spain.


I am currently assisting a graduate student in the Emotions in Marriage Lab through the Center for Couples Therapy Clinic led by Dr. Julia Babcock, Ph.D. I am also an undergraduate research assistant in the Social Influences and Health Behaviors Lab through the Social Psychology Department under Dr. Clayton Neighbors, Ph.D with Project SNAP, examining drinking behavior patterns among college students.

Future Endeavors

I plan on going to graduate school. My ultimate goal is to obtain my Psy. D in clinical psychology or obtain a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling or to work at a rehabilitation clinic. The options are limitless and new interests within the psychology field are always emerging for me.