Student Profiles

Reggie Parson

Hometown:  Chicago, IL

Association with MeRTEC:  Graduate Research Assistant

Graduate Degree Progress
Juris Doctor – University of Maine School of Law – 2019
Master of Public Administration – University of Wisconsin Oshkosh – 2016
Undergraduate Degree Progress

BS Homeland Security – Marian University (WI) – 2013

Achievements through MeRTEC:
  • Reviewed draft legislation permitting Maine colleges and universities obtaining academic liquor licenses for class-related purposes.
  • Assisted client on interpretation of the University of Maine Intellectual Property Policy.
  • Conduct research on federal regulations related to border security of ports and health care.

Josh Mangin

Hometown:  Buxton, Maine

Association with MeRTEC:  Graduate Research Assistant

Graduate Degree Progress

PhD Counselor Education and Supervision – University of Wyoming – 2022

MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling – University of Southern Maine-2017

Undergraduate Degree Progress

BS Health Science – University of Southern Maine 2015

BA Psychology – University of Southern Maine 2014

AS Physical Therapist Assistant – Kennebec Valley Community College 2012

Achievements through MeRTEC:
  • Awarded the 2016 Graduate Assistant Employee of the Year Award for First Year Graduate Assistants.
  • Nominated and served on the CMHS Dean Search Committee.
  • Experience with research and applying for multiple federal grants.
  • Assisted in literature review, research design, and data analysis on experiential ethics projects.
  • Assisted with curriculum design for Regulatory Ethics certificate and minor programs.
  • Co-taught EYE 199: A Regulated Society.

‘MeRTEC provided research and teaching opportunities that I feel paved my way into a PhD program.’