Meredith I-O Psychology Represented at BIOP Conference

A current student and a recent alumna of Meredith’s Industrial-Organizational Psychology Master of Arts program recently attended the inaugural 2024 Blacks in Industrial Organizational Psychology (BIOP) Annual Conference in Atlanta. 

BIOP is a professional networking and learning non-profit for Black I/O psychologists, practitioners, and students, and supportive allies. 

Attending from Meredith were first-year student Madissen Keys and 2023 graduate Akshata Malur.  

Jenna McChesney, Assistant Professor, I-O Psychology, spearheaded Meredith’s Supporter Sponsorship for this year’s conference in Atlanta. The I-O Psych faculty and staff team was grateful for the opportunity to support the conference and to have those students/alums experience amazing presentations, networking, and more.

Keys appreciated the opportunity to attend the conference.

“Going to BIOP was a very fulfilling experience because not only did I feel like I was able to have open and honest conversations with peers, but I also learned so much about the different ways DEI can be incorporated into the field of I-O psychology from practitioners and academics,” Keys said. “I enjoyed and took something away from every single session I attended, and I wish I could have gone to all of them if I could!”

Keys recommends the conference to others in I-O psychology. 

“Overall, I would recommend going to BIOP for anyone interested in connecting with professionals who want to truly make a difference,” she said.

Malur called the opportunity an unforgettable experience.

“I had the chance to listen to experts on various topics such as leadership development, selection practices, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. More importantly, I was able to make connections with current I-O students, professors, and practitioners through networking events. I made genuine meaningful connections with my fellow attendees,” Malur said. 

She also recommends the conference to others.

“The resources, information, and content I was able to absorb have left a lasting impression on me,” Malur said. “I highly recommend this organization, any future conferences and events to all who have an interest in I-O psychology, regardless of what stage you are on your journey. I’m proud to be an ally of Black professionals in I-O.”

Learn more about Meredith’s I-O Psychology Program

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330