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My name is McKenna Dion Hildebrandt and I am a first year graduate student at Texas State University pursuing my Master of Arts in Psychological Research, with a focus on sex and relationships. I currently work in Dr. Rhonda Balzarini's Sex Partners and Romantic Relationships (SPARC) lab as the project coordinator and manager of one of our couples studies. After completing my masters, I plan to continue my education in a PhD program in Social Psychology to continue my work in psychological research. My research interests primarily focus on Human Sexuality and Romantic Relationships, with more interests also including Forensics and Sexual Homicide, Psychopathology and Sexuality, and Social and Personality Psychology. Beyond academics and research, I enjoy reading, writing, the arts, spending time with my friends, and posting content on my YouTube channel, Seeking Psyche. 


M.A. in Psychological Research, May 2025 (anticipated) 

Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas 

Current GPA: TBD 

Thesis: TBD 

Graduate Supervisor: Dr. Rhonda Balzarini  


B.A. in Psychology, May 2023 

Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas 

Major: Psychology 

Minor: Criminal Justice 

GPA: 3.47 

Professional/Research Experience

Research Assistant, Project Manager, Project Coordinator (Volunteer)  

Dr. Rhonda Balzarini’s Relational Self-Expansion in Virtual Reality Study 

Sexual Partners and Romantic Connection Lab, Texas State University  

(June 2022-current) 

Presentations, Workshops, and Posters

Coming soon...


Coming soon...

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