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BROWNLEE FERGUSON

Brownlee is entering his junior year , 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. Finding that business was more to his liking, he decided to come to Oregon State University for their undergraduate 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. Outside of school Brownlee enjoys watching financial documentaries, reading self help books, and biking about.

ELLA LEWIS-LOPEZ

Ella is currently in her final year of working towards a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. She transferred to OSU in Fall 2020 from Loyola University Chicago and has  served as a Learning Assistant for General Psychology and is taking over as Lead Learning Assistant. Moreover, she is a member of the Psi Chi Honor Society where she serves as the Help HelpedMe officer. 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.

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 for the 2021-2022 school year. 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.

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LAB TEAM

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MEGAN SHERMAN

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Megan is a junior at OSU. Megan is majoring in Psychology and a part of the Honors College here at Oregon State. She is also a member of OSU’s Psi Chi chapter. She is interested in Abnormal Psychology and plans on having a career in Clinical Psychology after she finishes undergraduate and graduate school. In her free time, she enjoys being a member of OSU’s Bella Voce choir, playing the piano, practicing martial arts, and spending time with friends and family.

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ANGELINA CONROW

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Angelina is a junior majoring in Psychology and English. She is a member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology, the Honors College here at OSU, as well as the OSU Newman Center campus ministry. In her free time, she likes to play guitar, read, listen to music, find new places to eat with friends, or watch movies. She especially enjoys studying abnormal and social psychology. Currently, Angelina's research interest is types of clothing and how they affect perceptions of race and gender, specifically Asian women. After she graduates from OSU, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. or PsyD program for clinical or counseling psychology.

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THERESA MAI

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Theresa Mai is a junior from Portland, Oregon, double majoring in public policy and psychology. At the ASC Lab, Theresa is particularly interested in how to best support students, especially in terms of academic performance. After graduation, she seeks to pursue a masters in public policy and a doctoral degree in educational psychology. By combining these two fields, she seeks to be the bridge in ensuring that our education system serves our students and the greater community. In Theresa’s free time, she greatly enjoys listening to podcasts, exploring the Pacific Northwest, and making bets for the fun of it.

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GABBY MARLEN

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Gabby is a senior at OSU. She has been involved in the minority STEM program called LSAMP. During her Psychology education, she's developed an interest in sport psychology and social psychology. In her free time, Gabby enjoys being active by working out, lifting weights, and hiking around Oregon. When back home in Southern California, Gabby loves going to the beach.

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TAYLOR HO

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Taylor Ho is from Mililani, Hawaii. He is currently a Junior majoring in Biology with a pre-med option and minoring in Chemistry. Taylor is currently part of the OSU Tennis Club as an officer as well as a member of the traveling team. His goal as of now is to get accepted into a medical school in order to become a physician one day. Many fields of psychology interest him, but Taylor is especially drawn toward pedagogical psychology. He is passionate about this field because of the benefits he has seen in his own studies by applying pedagogical learning principles. Outside of school, Taylor likes to learn songs on the guitar and play tennis.

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ARIANNA STONE

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Arianna is a first-year graduate student. She is studying applied cognition in the Oregon State Psychology PhD program. She is interested in Teaching & Learning, Clothing Perceptions & Sexism, Internet Social Behaviors, and the Female Autistic Phenotype. Arianna's free time interests include reading, philosophy, coloring, and painting, playing with her children, and hiking & biking with her husband.

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LINDSAY BEAMAN

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Lindsay is a first year transfer student at OSU and majoring in Psychology. She is a new member of the ASC lab, and is passionate about social and abnormal psychology. Once she finishes her undergraduate degree, she intends to pursue medical school and become a psychiatrist. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, live music, traveling, and painting.

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AUDREY POTTER

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Audrey is a sophomore majoring in Psychology and minoring in Theatre. She is part of the Honors College at Oregon State and a member of the Newman Center at OSU as well. At the ASC lab, Audrey is interested in finding ways to help students discover study habits and techniques that benefit them, while dropping the ones that don't. In regards to a future career path, Audrey is particularly interested in clinical or counseling psychology involving youth and adolescents in forensic psychology. In her free time she enjoys reading, socializing, playing volleyball and tennis, sketching, and baking.

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EMMA MOORHEAD

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Emma is from Beaverton, Oregon. She is currently in her second year here at Oregon State. Outside of class, Emma is involved in Greek like and she absolutely loves to bake! Following her undergrad here at OSU, She intends to get her doctorate in either clinical psychology or behavioral neuroscience. Emma's goals are to work to reduce prejudice against those with brain dysfunctions, specifically in relation to the criminal justice system and those in prison to emphasize rehabilitation over punishment.

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SOPHIA FISCHER

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Sophia is a freshman from Portland, OR majoring in Psychology and minoring in Business and Spanish. Currently she is a member of the Psyched Out Club and plans to engage in more activities once on campus. Sophia is interested in mindfulness as well as clothing perceptions and sexism. Outside of school Sophia enjoys hiking, thrifting, and going to the beach.

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ANNA MALLERY

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Anna is a second year student at the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend, getting her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences. She is the president and creator of the OSU-Cascades Psych Club and has a passion for student community and involvement on campus. She is currently volunteering with Saving Grace, a non-profit organization that supports survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Anna is a huge advocate for holistic wellness and mental health, and wants to become a LCSW with a focus on trauma. In her free time, Anna power lifts competitively, bird watches, makes jewelry, or gets outside with friends. She is located in Bend at the OSU-Campus campus and loves the great outdoors.

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JENN NELSON

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Jenn is a Junior living in Eugene, OR and majoring in psychology. As a member of the ASC lab, Jenn is pursuing social and cognitive research with Dr. Gurung as an awardee of the 2021 URSA Engage Program. In her free time, Jenn is an avid soccer fan, coaching competitive soccer with the Eugene Timbers Futbol Club. She also loves to hike and explore the PNW with her family. After undergrad, Jenn is interested in researching epigenetic and abnormal psychology in graduate school, with plans to earn a Ph.D. Jenn is also a member of OSU's Psi Chi chapter and Human factors in ergonomics society.

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ASHLEY ROSE POND

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Rose is a second-year student here at OSU and is dual enrolled at Linn Benton community college. She is a new member of the ASC lab. She is majoring in psychology and she is interested in many fields of psychology. She is currently interested in the aspects of virtual meetings and classes as it pertains to our social life and stress. Her future goal to get a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Outside of school and the lab Rose likes to paint, hike, and ride horses.

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STEPHANIE BYERS

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Stephanie will be a first year graduate student in the Applied Cognition PhD program in Fall 2021. Prior to attending OSU, she obtained her M.A. in Academic Research with a focus in Social Psychology from Humboldt State University. While a student, she was an intern instructor of Psychology at College of the Redwoods, and it was here that she became interested in teaching and learning in the context of rurality. She aspires to find ways to facilitate learning and improve scientific literacy for rural and marginalized populations, as well as investigate how we can foster a sense of academic identity in people from these populations. In her spare time she enjoys maintaining her Yelp Elite status by reviewing lots of good food, going on hiking trips with her camera, lifting weights, and cooking themed meals with her partner.