Undergraduate Research Assistants
Elizabeth is a senior majoring in Psychology with a double minor in Biology and Anthropology. Her research interests include co-occurring substance use and mental illness. She hopes to attend graduate school to continue studying psychology.
Mady is a junior at NC State. She is a psychology major and hopes to attend graduate school to pursue her Ph.D. in clinical psychology, potentially with a concentration in forensic psychology. She is particularly interested in substance abuse treatment and mental illness diagnosis within the prison system.
Caitlin is a senior pursuing a major in psychology with a general concentration. She is currently working a project focusing on perinatal mental health in North Carolina. Her education and career goals include pursing a PhD in Psychology, concentrating in Forensic Psychology
Meredith is currently a senior pursuing a major in Psychology with a general concentration. Her research interests include personality disorders, violent offenders, and improving treatment for mood disorders. Upon graduation she hopes to attend graduate school to obtain a Masters degree in Social Psychology.
Laila is a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in French. She is interested in the barriers that offenders and ex-offenders face in seeking treatment for mental and physical illness, along with the social stigma that hinders this population from reintegration into society. Her broader interests include the manner in which physicians can remain unbiased in their treatment of patients, regardless of the patient’s background or individual story. Laila hopes to go to medical school upon graduation, and intends to pursue either primary care or pediatrics.
Sarah is a senior pursuing a major in Psychology with a minor in Forensic Science. Her research interests include the relation of personality disorders to Post Traumatic Stress/Growth, forensic mental health assessment, and improved treatment of psychopathology. Upon graduation she hopes to attend a graduate program to obtain her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology.
Emily is a senior majoring in psychology with a minor in religious studies. Her research interests within forensic psychology include repeat offenders of violent crime and the affect of Mental Health Courts on rates of recidivism. Additionally, she is interested in researching the process of recovery after sustaining a severe brain injury. Emily hopes to attend graduate school for additional training in psychology.
Melissa is a a senior in Psychology, graduating in December. Her research interests include the prevalence of mental illness in incarcerated and homeless populations. After graduating, she intends to join the military.
Previous Undergraduate Research Assistants
Daniel is currently a junior pursuing a major in psychology. His research interests include the development of clinically-based interventions as well as diversion programs in the treatment of psychopathology, forensic mental health assessment, and the relationship between brain chemistry, environmental influences, and mental health diagnosis. He is interested in attending graduate school for Abnormal Psychology.
Sarah was a junior majoring in Psychology with a double minor in Criminology and Spanish. Her research interests include the mental and behavioral health of children in the criminal justice system and hospital systems. She hopes to attend graduate school to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology in the future.
Jordan was a senior pursuing a degree in Criminology with a minor in Psychology. She was interested in the sociological impact of rape culture and community barriers that inhibit reentry and rehabilitation for ex-offenders. She hoped to attend graduate school for a degree in Counseling Psychology.
Caroline graduated from NC State in 2014 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in French. She previously attended UNCG and NYU, but this is her first experience working in a lab. She is interested in mental health outcomes of criminal offenders as well as PTSD in the military. She hopes to continue on to receive her Doctorate in Psychology in the Public Interest.
Ashley is a junior majoring in Psychology with a triple minor in Anthropology, Sociology, and English. Her research interests include how individuals with serious mental illnesses, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, are treated in their communities, the effects of PTSD diagnoses on military career outcomes, and how adequate mental healthcare could prevent and change these outcomes. She hopes to obtain a PhD in Clinical Psychology upon graduation from NCSU.”
Katherine was a senior majoring in psychology. She wants to get a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in PTSD. Her research interest is PTSD in bereaved parents who have suffered infant loss.
Madison is a sophomore double majoring in criminology and psychology. Her research interests include the public’s attitudes toward ex-offenders, offender reentry, as well as mental disorders and their effect on criminogenic behaviors. Madison hope to attend graduate school to obtain a PhD in Clinical Psychology
Caroline gradated with a major in Psychology with a minor in Biology. Her interests included psychopathology in regards to victimization, along with the clinical side of abnormal psychology.
Brittanie graduated from NC State in 2014 with degrees in Psychology and Criminology. Her current research interests include the role of psychopathology in the risk of violence and victimization, the development and efficacy of natural environment teaching and interventions, and contributing factors in substance abuse recovery. She is hoping to pursue a graduate education in clinical psychology.
Betsy is a Junior at UNC Chapel Hill double majoring in Psychology and Political Science. Her research interests include severe mental illness and how it connects to criminal behavior and more specifically the prevalence of mental illness on death row. She wants to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology with an emphasis on forensic psychology.
Rasika graduated from NCSU in 2015 with a major inPsychology and a minor in Spanish. Her research interests include the development and role of community and mindfulness-based interventions in the treatment of psychopathology, forensic mental health assessment, and the relationship between physical health, nutrition, and mental health. She was interested in attending graduate school for clinical psychology.
Erica graduated with majors in Psychology and Biological Sciences with a concentration in Human Biology. Her research interests include mental illnesses such as autism, bipolar, depression, and schizophrenia. She interested in the neurological function and brain behaviors and the best therapeutic measures for these affected individuals. She hopes to obtain a PhD in Clinical Psychology upon graduation from NCSU.