SEED Lab Members
Dr. Jamie Lawler Dr. Angela Staples
Amanda Hicks Sarah Freeman Centia Thomas Maitri Jain Emaan Ali Elizabeth Hamik
Emily is a second-year student in the general clinical master's program at EMU. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a minor in youth and society. During her undergrad, she presented research on the associations between puberal timing and depressive symptoms among adolescent girls. Emily spent time working at a twin research lab at MSU and has experience working in a psychiatric hospital. Her research interests include the transdiagnostic impact of emotion dysregulation on interpersonal relationships and psychopathology.
Sneha Kamath is a first-year student in the General Clinical Master’s Program at EMU. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in April 2023 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. During undergrad, Sneha assisted with research in a developmental psychology lab studying early perceptions of food and the relationships between parents’ and children’s eating habits. Sneha’s main research interests include self-regulation behaviors, anxiety, and depression in early childhood. At Eastern Michigan University, Sneha looks forward to continuing her education and working towards her goal of practicing at an in-patient pediatric mental health facility.
Undergraduate Students and Volunteers
Aminata Doumbouya Antonia Gitau
Mieke Karth Grace Matthews
Hadlie Daigle Erica Overholt
spending time with her family.
Emily is a third year undergraduate student at Eastern Michigan university. She is majoring in psychology and plans to pursue a career in sleep and dream studies. Emily plans to graduate in the spring of 2025 and continue her education in graduate school for General Clinical Psychology. She has always been interested in studying mental health and the importance of sleep. She’s excited to further her experience in the SEED Lab.
Madison is a junior undergraduate at Eastern Michigan University. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in studio art. She hopes to continue her education after undergrad and eventually find a job that involves working with children. Her interests include developmental, behavioral, cognitive and in the field of psychology. Outside of school she is interested in the arts, nature, and activism.
Kyla Calhoun is an undergraduate student majoring in General Psychology and minoring in Entrepreneurship. She has always had a strong passion for understanding human behavior and helping others. Currently, she volunteers as a Market Research Intern for a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for childhood domestic violence victims. Following graduation, Kyla envisions transitioning into User Experience Research/Design while also pursuing her entrepreneurial aspirations. Her hobbies include watching movies, creating, and practicing yoga.