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LT Michelle L. Rose, PHD, USN, MSC

Originally from California, LT Rose graduated with a Bachelors in Science from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo in Kinesiology, with an individual course study in Sports Psychology. While at Cal Poly she was on the varsity Track team and spent time as an athletic trainer for the Football team. LT Rose completed her MA in Psychology, with a marriage and family emphasis at Chapman University and went on to receive her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University.
As a doctoral candidate LT Rose completed her APA internship at Fresno Community College (FCC) and was the advisor for the Student Government Association, and campus club advisor for Each Mind Matters. Additionally, she taught an undergraduate course in Psychology while at FCC. Her doctoral research and dissertation focused on how Sailor deployments affected Navy spouses as well as impact on family dynamics. During her post-doc year, LT Rose was a teaching assistant for a graduate course on Biological Bases of Psychology and was the lead instructor for a graduate level Lifespan Development course. She was the president of her Student Government Association at Alliant International University and was a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.
Upon graduating, LT Rose moved to Colorado and worked at the Mental State Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado, where she conducted sanity evaluations. She then went on to work as an Integrated Behavioral Health Consultant for the Air Force on Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
LT Rose was a direct accession to the Navy and commissioned July 2017. Her first duty station was at Naval Health Clinic Lemoore, California. During her tour she served as staff psychologist and department head of the Mental Health and SARP department. As Mentor Coordinator, she developed the first ever Staying Connected Forum, which gave service members an outlet to discuss issues regarding diversity and subsequent impacts on their lives and jobs. While serving in her Department Head role, she spearheaded multiple initiatives that directly supported operational Sailors on the Navy’s west coast master jet base. She also completed three special psychiatric rapid intervention team (SPRINT) missions. She was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for meritorious service for her work at Naval Health Clinic Lemoore.

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