Aurelia Gooden
Aurelia Gooden
Doctoral Student, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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Miss Gooden is a long-time resident of Detroit and an engineer currently working in Michigan. She is also a Ph.D. student studying psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In addition to her corporate ambitions, Miss Gooden is also a freelance pianist and chamber music composer. During her time at Jacksonville State University, where she studied piano for several years as well as percussion and composition, she received several academic scholarships and music scholarships. During her formative years, Ms. Gooden participated in violin studies. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Special Honors in Music and a Master of Arts degree in Music. Additionally, she was also the valedictorian of Northern Senior High School in Detroit, Michigan and has studied music as well as science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She was an active member of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance from 2010 until 2015. She enjoys studying and performing piano music from the Romantic Era and cites her compositional style as Neo-Romantic. Ms. Gooden is extremely interested in the relationship between neuroscience and musical aptitude. As a synesthete and a person who experiences cross-modal perception, she dedicates her free time to exploring topics of this nature. In addition, music theory and Late-Romantic theoretical analysis are also among her avid interests. Ms. Gooden is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Omicron Delta Kappa, the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Golden Key International Honor Society.
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  • kynnedi asked Aurelia Gooden, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

    Added Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10:08 AM

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    Aurelia Gooden, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    Answered Monday, January 1, 2018 at 7:36 AM
    Thank you for your question. Yes, I enjoy my job as an engineer.
    A few years ago, things were difficult for women as engineers. There was not as much respect for our knowledge in the industry. Now, things are very different. There are ...
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    Added Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:16 AM

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    Aurelia Gooden, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    Answered Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:59 AM
    Hello, Hamid.
    Very few resources or careers provide the opportunity to solve any or all of the worlds problems.  However, advances in engineering technology provides a vehicle to maneuver almost anything. If it can be conceptualized, it can be ...
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  • VL

    Added Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 1:38 PM

    Hello! I had a bad experience in my last company. It was very small, with very sexist male engineers. Basically all of them, except the manager, told me that it was a job for a MALE engineer. Spite of all my efforts and my manager support, they didn't accept me in their group, treated me like my work was not good enough and said sexist things in my presence (for example, my coworker said to my manager, when he was talking to me: "I want a girl in the office! A GIRL. Where is my girl?"). I ...
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    Aurelia Gooden, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    Answered Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:38 PM
    Hello, VL.
    I am sorry for your experience.  It is a great time to be a woman in the sciences. However, sometimes, the world is not prepared for our unique methods of being naturally caring yet strong, but with a splash of flamboyance.
    As you ...
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