Mirenna Scott

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Mirenna is a senior Psychological Science major, art minor, and pre-nursing student originally from Portland, Oregon. She currently works in the CARE Lab (Child Relationships, Attachment, and Emotion) and loves working with children and learning about their cognitive and social development. She spent a semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark studying positive psychology and is now back on campus working as a pre-health mentor and volunteering at the local hospital. She hopes to use her background in Psychological Science to pursue work with families and children as a Nurse Midwife developing a greater level of support for mental health throughout pregnancy and birth. When she’s not working with children or finding a new hiking trail, you can find Mirenna in the ceramics studio or camped out in her favorite chair in the library.

Journey Simmons

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Journey is a senior Psychological Science major from Denver, Colorado, concentrating in Black psychology, cultural psychology and education. She currently works in Professor Eric Hurley's Deep Structure Culture lab (DSC Shop). After graduating, she hopes to pursue research and use her background in cultural psychology to push equitable, intersectional change in our education system. She is currently abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, studying multicultural education in a global context. If she's not camping in Lincoln, she's probably(thinking about) real-life camping in the Rocky Mountains, listening to 70's music or discussing the merits of the comic book as an art form.

Tanya Shah

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Tanya is a junior majoring in Psychological Science and minoring in English, from Mumbai, India. She is interested in Clinical Psychology and Social Psychology. She currently works in Professor Masland’s MIND (Mental health and Individual Differences) lab. After graduating, she plans to go to Graduate School and become a practicing Clinical Psychologist. She likes to spend her free time learning to play the piano and eating a lot of Indian snacks. Feel free to ask her about psych classes, upcoming events organized by the department, the psychological science major, or anything else!

Zane Chung-Mehdi

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Zane is a junior Psychological Science major and Philosophy minor from Lake Zurich, Illinois, concentrating in social and moral psychology. He currently works in the Moral Emotions and Trust lab with Professor Piercarlo Valdesolo researching dehumanization and moral harm. He is also a panelist for the Pomona College Judicial Council and a member of The Claremont Colleges Debate Union. After graduating, he hopes to continue studying social psychology and moral psychology in graduate school, and apply his research to current issues like the increasingly polarized political climate or prison reform. If he's not ardently debating a trivial matter with one of his friends, you can find him hiking while debating, rock climbing, or visiting a new art exhibit.