Akila is a current sophomore at MSU in the Osteopathic Medical Scholars Program (OMSP) majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Entrepreneurship and Bioethics. After graduation, she aspires to go to MSUCOM for medical school and to eventually pursue a career in medicine as an OB/GYN or surgeon. During her free time she likes to draw, dance and sing and watch Netflix.
Ben is a fifth-year student double majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience with a Cognitive Science minor. After graduation, he plans to attend an MD/PhD program with the hopes of becoming a psychiatrist and neuropsychologist. As a scientist, he wants to research how the brain gives rise to the mind and use this knowledge to inform innovative clinical practice. In his free time, Ben likes to listen to music, play piano, ride his longboard, and hit the gym.
Brianna is a senior majoring in psychology with a minor in youth and society. After graduation, she wants to pursue her Ph.D. in clinical psychology focusing on adolescents with anxiety and depression. Specifically, those that fixate on suicide ideation. She is interested in researching risk factors and protective factors to create better prevention/intervention methods for suicide ideation. In her free time, you’ll catch her exploring new areas, cooking, and being on the water!
Christian is a Junior at Michigan State University and is majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology. His academic interests have to do with mental health disorders, and the underlying factors within the brain that contribute to them. After graduation, he hopes to attend graduate school to further his understanding of the brain. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, playing basketball, video games, and quality time with friends
Feng is currently a junior majoring in Psychology and Philosophy at MSU. He is interested in the field of cognitive psychology and clinical psychology because he is curious about the mind and the ways of affecting it. After graduation, he would like to attend graduate school and help to consult people in the future. In his private time, he likes to sing, play the guitar, and dance.
Gagan is a current freshman at MSU majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In the future, she would love to become a Neonatologist, and come up with new ways technology can help premature babies. In her free time, she loves hanging out with friends, traveling, and bullet journaling!
Genevieve is a Senior at MSU majoring in physiology. She has a great interest in learning and is curious about understanding the inner workings of the human body and mind. After undergrad, she is planning to attend medical school and pursue a career in Emergency Medicine. During her free time, she likes to find ways to be active and express herself through arts, crafts, dance, and sports.
Jason is a senior at MSU studying neuroscience and psychology with minors in bioethics and cognitive science. In the future, he plans to attend graduate school to become a clinical psychologist. He is particularly interested in researching the treatment of mental illness and trauma. In his spare time, he is likely teaching biology, playing video games, spending time outdoors, watching an awful scary movie, or hanging out with his friends and cat.
Jessica is currently a junior at MSU studying psychology with a minor in cognitive science. After undergrad, she plans to go to graduate school to gain a better understanding of the brain. She is particularly interested in studying traumatic brain Injuries in children and helping them recover. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, traveling, and spending time with friends.
Kaitlin is a senior majoring in psychology with a minor in environment and health. After undergrad, she plans to pursue her MSN to become a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is interested in working with and treating veterans. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading, and exploring nature with her dog.
Libby H. is currently a junior double majoring in Neuroscience and Criminal Justice. After graduation, she plans on attending medical school and pursuing a job as a trauma surgeon! When she’s not studying for classes, she is either reading a good book or working at Sparrow as a Medical Scribe!
Libby R. graduated from MSU in May 2020 with degrees in Human Biology & Psychology. She is currently taking a gap year before applying to clinical psychology Ph.D. programs. Currently, she is interested in anxiety & depression research. In her free time, you can find her playing with her two puppies, listening to true crime podcasts, or hiking!
Matt is a Junior at MSU majoring in Psychology with minors in Human Behavior and Social Services as well as Counseling and Educational Psychology. He is very passionate about psychology and has particular interests in mental health and how mental health effects performance in all areas of life. After graduation, he hopes to attend graduate school and possibly explore a PhD in clinical psychology. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, watching and playing sports, and spending time with friends.
Nikila is a junior by credits majoring in Human Biology and double minoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovations and Bioethics. She plans to pursue a future in medicine specifically in OBGYN or Neonatology through the OMSP program at MSUCOM. Her research interests lie in how different body systems and factors effect mental health in women and children. Her hobbies include dance, tennis, singing, cooking, and baking!
Sarah is a senior majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Leadership of Organizations. She is fascinated with the human brain and is primarily interested in how biological mechanisms influence cognition and responses to stress. With these interests, she plans on pursuing a clinical psychology doctorate degree after graduation. When she is not studying, Sarah loves to go on the lake, spend time with friends, and play guitar!
Sharanya is a Sophomore majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Anthropology. After undergrad, she plans on attending medical school. She is very interested in osteology, human evolution, and the behavioral aspects of brain disorders. In her free time, she enjoys writing, playing the violin, and binging new tv shows.
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Su Min is a senior majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Spanish and Defense Studies. She is interested in how people’s emotions and anxiety relate to their cognitive control. With this foundation, she hopes to go into research dedicated to identifying potential new ways to help diagnose, treat, and prevent Alzheimer’s disease in the future. After graduation, she will be attending medical school to become a geriatric neuropsychiatrist. She likes to play tennis and golf, go for a run, and listen to TED talks during her free time.
Zac is a junior with a double major in Physiology and Psychology. He is interested in how habits of physical health (exercise, sleep, diet, mindfulness, etc.) influence mood regulation and overall cognitive performance. After graduation, he plans to attend medical school to become a physician. Outside of school, his favorite things to do are golf, go to the gym, and spend time outdoors with friends.