Mirenna is a junior Psychology 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 psychology background 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 psychology library.
Jovani is a senior Psychology major and Chicanx-Latinx Studies minor originally from Kirkland, Washington. He currently works in the Cultural contExts, adolesceNt healTh behavioRs, & develOpment (CENTRO) Lab interested in improving mental health, identity development, and academic outcomes among first-generation and Latinx students. He hopes to use his psychology background to do educational psychology research and make an impact on educational policy. When he’s not doing data analysis instead of homework, Jovani likes to mentor, play the clarinet, and go on midnight food runs.
Mackenzie is a senior psychology major and Spanish minor from Virginia Beach, Virginia. She works in the Mental Health and Individual Differences (MIND) lab and is fascinated by personality disorders. She is a Pomona-Pitzer Swim & Dive captain, a study abroad peer mentor, and psychology TA. She hopes to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology post-graduation. When she’s not in the pool or working in Lincoln, you can probably find her hiking somewhere in the San Bernardinos or eating at Chick-fil-a. Please feel free to reach out to her with any questions about psychology or which dining hall has the best cookies!
Journey Simmons is a junior Psychology 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.