The fall after graduation, this psychology and international relations double major, and neuroscience minor, began working in a lab at Brandeis University where she is pursuing her Ph.D. in psychology.
Sujala was the recipient of an International Student Scholarship and a Pierce Leadership Award at Wesleyan. She was on the President’s List and the Dean’s List, was voted Most Outstanding Member of Wesleyan College Association of Exemplary International Students in 2009, participated in Georgia International Leadership Conference in 2010, Summer Leadership Institute in 2011, and won the award for Academic Excellence in Psychology in 2012. She was an American Psychologist Association Summer Science Fellow in 2011, and served as Junior Marshal, a tutor at the Academic Center, vice president of Amnesty International, council member for Honors Program Student Activities Council, and head computer Resident Advisor. Sujala received a Phi Kappa Phi Scholastic Achievement Award, was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Society for academic excellence, and has been nominated to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
As the recipient of a Summer Science Fellowship from the American Psychological Association, Sujala participated in an internship program at George Mason University. She also interned with Saint Lazarus Behavioral Health, Inc. in Macon, and gave numerous presentations at professional meetings. A leader on campus and off, Sujala volunteered at Crisis Line and Safe House, organized Hidden in Plain Sight, an event dedicated to educating people about sex trafficking in Macon and Atlanta, volunteered for the Sex Trafficking Opposition Project at Mercer University, led candlelight vigil and Write-a-Thon campaign for Prisoners of Conscience, and participated in WOW! A Day for Macon.
Sujala enjoys reading psychology magazines and journals and hopes someday her research will be published in those same journals.