Springfield native Tyler Brault may not have had to travel far to find himself on our campus, but he has certainly made his mark. Tyler is passionate about helping student life at WNE be the most vibrant it can be, as well as helping new and prospective students find their place here. He started out by joining the Class of 2020 council and chairing time-honored traditions like Midnight Madness, Lights Out, and Senior Formal. Just this week, Tyler was elected Senior Class President.
As a commuter student, Tyler’s strongest passion is being a part of the Golden Bear Commuter Council, which brings together non-resident students. He has served as both President and Vice President of the organization. In these roles Tyler learned a valuable lesson on budget management as he worked diligently to revitalize the clubs budget.
Another of Tyler’s passions was his involvement in the Office of First Year Students and Students in Transition, where he has been a peer advisor for three years, a first year seminar assistant, and a 2018 Orientation Group Leader. In these roles, Tyler helped first year students forge their own path at the University and supported them through individual challenges. He also engages prospective students and their families as an Open House Associate and served on the executive committee as the head of parking and traffic.
Branching out his interests, Tyler became increasingly involved in student media, serving as sports editor for the Cupola yearbook, and joining student-run television station GBTV.
As a Psychology major, Tyler is dedicated to his academics, excelling in the classroom and also pursuing student-faculty research within the Department of Psychology. The research centers on implicit attitudes towards the ideology of different cultures. His hard work was recognized with induction into the Alpha Lambda Delta and Psi Chi Honor Societies.
In the future, Tyler plans to pursue a master’s and doctoral degree, with the goal of being an adolescent psychologist, working with high school students in a counseling setting.