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CHRIS RUSSO 

Corentus Research Analyst

Chris’s passion is to help others identify the aspects of their job can be altered for a more productive and stress free work experience. He possesses a wide range of academic and practical experience and is actively developing the knowledge and
skills for a career in executive and team coaching.

After an undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut, Chris traveled the world to explore his professional dream of learning abroad and becoming versed in other cultures. He has since returned to the states and is pursuing a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University at Albany. His goal is to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in consulting, organizational development, and expat coaching.

As graduate student, Chris has many interests within the Industrial-organizational psychology field such as organizational development, employee health and well-being, performance management, training interventions, and coaching. He has taken a variety of courses in each of these areas and conducts his own research in the areas of employee well-being and Occupational Health Psychology. Chris also holds a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from the University of Sussex where he partook in empirical research and designing virtual workplace interventions.

Outside of academia, Chris has worked in applied settings in prior internships with OutMatch HCM and the New York Civil Service. In his role with Outmatch, Chris worked as an Industrial-Organizational Psychology intern to aid the science team in developing pre-employment selection and assessment measures for organizations across the country.  As a testing services intern, Chris contributed to the development of assessment methods to determine employee advancement within the state. Finally, Chris also experienced working in the mental health field as he served as a residential facilitator who was responsible for the health and well-being of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Chris enjoys film, soccer, and traveling throughout the world. He relishes the opportunity to meet new people and share stories. Chris’s goal is to combine I/O Psychology, health and well-being, and coaching with an international focus. He hopes to one day become a consultant/coach to help expats acclimate to the daily life and workplace stressors associated with working in different cultures and areas of the world.
 

Professional Highlights

  • Industrial-Organizational Psychology Intern – Outmatch HCM
  • Testing Services Intern – New York State Department of Civil Service
  • Undergraduate Psychology Advisor – University at Albany
  • Residential Facilitator – Eastern Community Development Corporation


Education

  • PhD Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University at Albany SUNY (in progress)
  • MSc in Clinical Psychology, University of Sussex
  • BA Psychology, University of Connecticut


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