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Zachary Reinstatler is a non-traditional undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati working on their bachelor’s in psychology and substance abuse counseling with the long-term goal of earning their PhD in either clinical or counseling psychology and providing clinical services to underserved populations.

Zachary was a licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant in the State of Ohio and will be renewing this summer following completion of a course. They were also previously McNair Prep Scholar with the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, and are currently an undergraduate student affiliate member of the American Psychological Association. They have been on the Dean’s List every semester since returning to school for psychology.

This summer, Zachary is a research intern with the NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) summer research internship program. Zachary was one of over 500 applicants and one of only 83 to receive the internship and be matched with a mentor at a NIDA site. This summer they are working in the Yates Behavioral Neuropharmacology Lab at Northern Kentucky University, studying the effect of cocaine usage on impulsivity and risky decision making in female Sprague Dawley rats.