2021-2022

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BROWNLEE FERGUSON

Brownlee is a junior majoring in Business Administration. Having moved excessively during his childhood, he developed a wide array of interests including finance, entrepreneurship, psychology, history, marketing, and fashion. After leaving high school, Brownlee attended two culinary programs, and one business program. Through his business courses he developed an interest in psychology as it relates to purchasing decisions, investment decisions, branding, and promotion. Much of this was motivated by patterns in social interactions, and correlations between displays of wealth, clothing, and  perception. He enjoys watching financial documentaries, reading self help books, and biking about.

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ELLA LEWIS-LOPEZ

Ella is a senior Psychology major with a minor in Sociology. She transferred to OSU in Fall 2020 from Loyola University Chicago and has served as a Learning Assistant for Gen Psych and is taking over as Lead Learning Assistant. She is a member of the Psi Chi Honor Society where she serves as the Help HelpedMe officer for the 2021-2022 academic year. After obtaining her degree, she hopes to work towards a Master's degree in Psychology so that she can work towards being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker back in Chicago.  Outside of school, she works as a caregiver for seniors in the community and enjoys yoga, cuddling with her cat, kayaking, watching anime, and crocheting.

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MIA SCHEEL

Mia is a senior majoring in Psychology. She is originally from Berlin, Germany and became interested early on in the way immigration backgrounds affect learning. Her studies have focused on areas of cognition, such as judgement and decision making, and applications of psychology to a broad range of social justice topics. She hoped to continue on to earn her Masters and PhD after graduation and to continue doing research, throughout that time and after, on topics of equality and justice. In her free time, Mia loves to read fantasy books, sew her own wardrobe, and go hiking and camping in the Oregon wilderness.

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MARA STEELE

Mara is a senior majoring in psychology with a minor in biology. She is a member of the OSU chapter of Psi Chi and is serving as secretary. She is currently working as an ABA therapist for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. After finishing her Bachelor’s Degree, she intends on getting her M.S. and Ph. D with a focus in neuropsychology. Her overarching career goal is finding an environment in which she can conduct research on topics such as whether ASD is correlated with neuro-divergence or if race and genders influence an individual’s perception of danger. After finishing her graduate school programs she also wants to go to culinary school. Outside of her education, Mara loves cooking, calligraphy, and recreational activities like hiking, yoga, and racquetball.