Franziska Bullock, a Psychology major, has worked under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Johnson since September 2010 as an undergraduate research assistant. Dr. Johnson’s primary research focuses on examining the mechanisms of actions through mindfulness in diverse applications and how the well-being of individuals is positively changed through mindfulness meditation. Franziska’s research interests include promoting the psychological well-being and healthcare of veterans as well as examining the delivery of distance education courses. She also created an online survey and extensive database of peer reviewed literature for an ongoing project to explore the diversity of the student body at regional campuses as well as the challenges that they are facing while enrolled in online distance education. Dr. Johnson is also assisting her in applying for the Undergraduate Research & Creative Opportunities grant program to conduct research on online course offerings and course design to better meet the needs of the undergraduate distance education students at USU. Franziska’s contributions to the project include survey design, data collection, entry, and analysis, and presentation of the results. Under Dr. Johnson’s supervision, Franziska is currently an ad hoc reviewer for the journal Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. After graduating from USU, Franziska plans to continue her education at the doctoral level. Franziska, born in Germany, is bilingual (fluent in German and English) and is now a resident of Tooele, Utah.