MEET THE P2 TEAM
Graduate Research Assistants
Graduate Research Assistants are students in the BSU Clinical Psychology Master’s Program that work with Dr. Lee to conceptualize and execute P2 Lab research projects.
Yasmine Griffin, B.S.
Yasmine Griffin (she/her) is a first-year master’s student in the Clinical Psychology program at Ball State University. Broadly, she is interested in investigating externalizing behaviors in youth and assessment of children and adolescents. She is also interested in culturally fair assessments. Yasmine graduated with highest honors from Ball State University in 2021. She has previously worked as an intern at the Youth Opportunity Center and as an undergraduate research assistant in the P2 Lab.
Currently, as a Graduate Research Assistant in the P2 Lab, Yasmine works under the supervision of Dr. Tayla Lee. She is excited to begin developing an understanding of project conceptualization and data management. Yasmine is assisting undergraduate research assistants with their own research projects and is involved in day to day operations of the lab. She is also working to develop her master’s thesis, which will be related to understanding developmental differences in the use of the MMPI-A-RF. In the fall, Yasmine will be applying to Clinical Psychology Ph.D. programs and would like to pursue a career in academia.
In her spare time, Yasmine enjoys watching psychological thrillers, reading, and enjoying live music.
Colette Delawalla, BA
Colette Delawalla (she/her) is a second-year dual master’s student in the Clinical Psychology and Quantitative Psychology programs at Ball State University. Broadly, she is interested in investigating impulsivity and disinhibition as a transdiagnostic dimension of psychopathology. Colette graduated with highest distinction from Indiana University, Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. There she worked in Dr. Melissa Cyders’ Risk-Taking, Impulsivity, Substance Use and Cognition (RISC) Lab. Under Dr. Cyder’s supervision, Colette completed her senior thesis assessing the discrepant reporting patterns of parent and youth in families involved in the juvenile justice system as well as families within the community.
Currently, Colette works as a Graduate Research Assistant in the P2 Lab under the supervision of Dr. Tayla Lee. Colette manages the day to day operation of the lab and oversees data collection on community based projects investigating predicting treatment engagement and outcomes for adolescents involved in residential treatment and the cultural fairness of commonly used assessment instruments. Colette is also collecting data for her thesis, “Positive and Negative Urgency: To Lump or to Split? An Investigation into Affect Specific Impulsive Behavior.” While at Ball State, Colette has completed several other research projects, including using the MMPI-3 to better predict different patterns of risky drinking in college students, the development and validation of a measure of daily impulsive action, and the role of urgency in internalizing problems. Colette is applying to Clinical Psychology PhD programs and would ultimately like to pursue an academic career.
In her spare time, Colette enjoys long walks, discovering good restaurants with her partner, gardening, snuggling with her senior rescue dog, and painting.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Undergraduate Research Assistants are BSU undergraduate students that work with Dr. Lee to execute P2 Lab research projects.
Miles Ademi (he/him) is a sophomore at Ball State University with a major in Psychological Science and a minor in Sociology and Counseling. This is Miles’s first year working in the P2 lab and will be assisting with the “Positive and Negative Urgency: To Lump or to Split? An Investigation into Affect Specific Impulsive Behavior” Project. Outside of the lab, Miles is a Teaching Assistant for Professor Ron Truelove’s Introduction to Psychology class. After graduation, Miles plans to spend some time traveling and teaching abroad before attending graduate school. Miles’s ultimate goal is to become a college professor.
In his free time, Miles enjoys rock climbing, playing video games, watching the newest superhero movies, and doing just about anything with friends. He also enjoys a good adrenaline rush, and rides roller coasters and goes skydiving whenever the opportunity arises.
Mawsoof Ali (he/him) is a senior at Ball State University studying psychology. This is his first semester working with the P2 Lab, where he will be assisting with research conducted in collaboration with the Youth Opportunity Center. Mawsoof is also an editor for Psyche, Ball State’s nascent psychology undergraduate research journal. His primary academic interest is psychopathology in underserved, marginalized communities, particularly trauma reactions in individuals who are immigrants or refugees. As such, Mawsoof previously served refugee youth as a mentor and tutor in East Lansing, MI. He also worked with adolescents staying at the Julian Center (a domestic violence shelter in Indianapolis) as a Youth Department Intern. Additionally, he has experience as a group leader in Spartan Support Network, a peer led mental health support group at Michigan State University. After graduating this December, he plans on pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology to gain the training and education necessary to serve minority communities as a researcher and clinician.
Outside of academic and professional life, Mawsoof is passionate about his Muslim faith and is an avid fan of basketball and rap music.
Molly Armstrong (she/her) is a junior Psychology Major with minors in International Studies and Psychology of Human Development. This will be her first year working in the P2 lab. Molly feels honored and excited to be able to work with Colette Delawalla on her thesis examining emotionally-driven impulsive behavior. Molly joined the P2 lab to familiarize herself with the research process, to be part of interesting discussions, and to meet some unforgettable people.
Outside of the lab, Molly is employed at the Ball State Psychoeducational Diagnostic Intervention Clinic. She also is employed at the Ball State Recreation Center where she teaches swim lessons to children ages 3-8. Additionally, Molly spends time volunteering at Teddy Bear Day Care, where she creates age-appropriate virtual lessons focusing on identifying and expressing emotions and teaches children ages 6-10 methods of coping with intense emotions. Molly is also a part of the Honors College and leads her freshman class as their Honors Peer Mentor. Outside of these academic responsibilities, Molly likes to read, write, draw, go to the gym, and play video games.
Mia Carter (she/her) is a junior at Ball State University studying Psychology. She has minors in Spanish, Psychology of Human Development, and Counseling. This is Mia’s first year working in the P2 lab. She will be assisting Colette Delawalla with her thesis, “Positive and Negative Urgency: To Lump or to Split?: An Investigation into Affect Specific Impulsive Behavior.” She is excited to get hands-on experience with research in an area she finds intriguing as well as gain valuable skills in a unique setting that will help her to thrive in graduate school and beyond. In addition to Mia’s involvement in the lab, she is the vice president of Ball State’s Mortar Board chapter and is involved with many clubs on campus. Post graduation, Mia plans to attend graduate school to obtain a Master’s degree in either Counseling Psychology or School Counseling. Ultimately, Mia would like to work as a counselor in either a school setting or in a hospital physical rehabilitation unit.
Academics aside, Mia enjoys spending time with friends and family, listening to music, watching movies, reading, and traveling to new places.
Mackenzie Cook (she/her) is a senior Psychological Science major with minors in Women’s & Gender Studies and Interpersonal Relations. This is her first year working in the P2 lab and she will be working on projects conducted in collaboration with Muncie’s Youth Opportunity Center. Mackenzie is excited to gain experience in data collection and hopes to improve her analytical skills. Outside of the lab, she is a teaching assistant for Senior Lecturer Kim Taylor’s Career Planning in Psychology course. After Mackenzie graduates with a B.S. in Psychological Science, she hopes to continue her education in a Clinical Psychology Master’s program. Mackenzie is interested in contributing to research on posttraumatic stress, emotional regulation, and social cognitive models of child abuse.
When not studying, Mackenzie is a volunteer at Muncie OUTreach, an organization for LGBT+ youth. She also spends her time painting, writing poetry, and taking care of her rabbits.
Mona Goggins (she/her) graduated magna cum laude from Ball State with her Bachelors of Science in Psychological Science and Applied Behavior Analysis in July of 2021. However, she loved the P2 lab so much she came back for a post-baccalaureate position. This year, her role is to assist with data coding at the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC). Specifically, she has a paid position to manage the coding of treatment monitoring data. While this data has a role in on-going projects in the P2 lab, Mona will be using them to conduct an independent project investigating the prediction of treatment alliance using scales from the MMPI-A-RF, a widely used measure of personality and psychopathology. Through her previous professional and personal experiences in the field of psychology, Mona has developed a passion for meeting children and adolescents impacted by psychopathology where they are. Examples of this passion include trauma-informed care as well as understanding different aspects of psychopathology and personality and how they impact the way students engage in their natural environments. With these interests as her guide, Mona plans to complete a doctoral program in School Psychology. When Mona is not working in the lab, she is a school-based life skills specialist for a local behavioral health care facility. In this role, she teaches students different coping mechanisms and acts as a case manager.
In her free time, Mona enjoys hanging out with friends, hiking, napping, traveling, being spontaneous, and spending time with her two nephews. Mona also enjoys running and will never turn down an opportunity to go out for ice cream.
Mary Jackson (she/her) is a junior at Ball State University. She is pursuing a major in Psychology and minors in the Psychology of Human Development, Interpersonal Relations, and Applied Behavior Analysis. This is Mary’s second year working in the P2 lab. She will be assisting Colette Delawalla with her thesis, “Positive and Negative Urgency: To Lump or to Split? An Investigation into Affect Specific Impulsive Behavior.” Mary joined this lab to better understand personality and to gain hands-on research experience. After she graduates, Mary intends to get her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in the hopes of getting into a profession that helps other people.
In her free time, Mary enjoys creating art, reading, taking care of her numerous house plants, crocheting, and playing with her dog.
Megan Jessup (she/her) is a senior at Ball State University and is double majoring in Psychology and Sociology. This is Megan’s second year working in the P2 Lab, where she will be assisting with Colette Delawalla’s thesis, “Positive and Negative Urgency: To Lump or to Split? An Investigation into Affect Specific Impulsive Behavior.” She is excited for more practice with data collection and learning from her peers. Outside of the P2 Lab, Megan is a Supplemental Instructor for Senior Lecturer Ron Truelove’s Introduction to Psychology course. After graduating from Ball State, Megan plans to attend graduate school to earn an advanced degree(s) in general psychology or sociology. In the future, she hopes to work in academia.
In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with her friends and family, movie nights with her roommates, playing video games, listening to music on her new record player, journaling, and binge watching her favorite show, The Office.
Lauryn Jones (she/her) is a senior studying Psychology with minors in Interpersonal Relations and African American Studies. This will be her second year in the lab. Currently, Lauryn is assisting in collecting data for Colette Delawalla’s thesis examining emotionally driven impulsive behavior. Last semester, Lauryn had the opportunity to work with fellow undergraduate research assistants and a former graduate assistant in the lab to organize a research project and present their findings at the 2021 Ball State Student Symposium. Over the summer, she worked at A Better Way Services as a Suicide Prevention Specialist answering crisis calls and chats on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Lauryn’s research interests include minority healthcare disparities and minority student development, as well as mindfulness and its effect on mental wellness.
During her senior year, Lauryn has taken multiple roles on campus including being a teaching assistant for Dr. Kristin Ritchey’s Introductory Psychology course, being on the executive board for Pinky Promise, and having a leadership role on the Student Anti-Racism and Intersectionality Advisory Council. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to obtain her Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling. Outside her academic life, Lauryn enjoys reading, writing, and watching the Office.
Avery (she/her) graduated summa cum laude in May 2021 from Ball State with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science with a minor in Interpersonal Relations. This is her first semester working in the P2 lab where she will be assisting with data collection on projects conducted in collaboration with the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC). Avery is also a research assistant for Dr. Nilou Lueke’s study titled “People think differently: Personality and Cognitive Styles.” She is currently also employed at the YOC, where she works directly with the residents as a Youth Support Specialist. She is learning a lot about how life events can affect present behavior, personality, and emotions and plans to apply this information in her career. Avery plans to obtain her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and eventually a PhD so she can either administer assessments, work with clients doing exposure therapy, or conduct with neuropsychological research.
Outside of the lab, Avery enjoys playing Animal Crossing, reading, napping with her cats, watching scary movies, and relaxing in the sun at The Cup.
Brianna (she/her) is a senior Psychology major with minors in Women’s & Gender Studies and Philosophy. She is working in the P2 lab as a research assistant and will be assisting with data coding for projects conducted in collaboration with the Youth Opportunity Center. In addition to working for the P2 lab, Brianna is doing research as part of an Honors Fellowship and an Honors Senior Thesis. She is also an Honors Peer Mentor, President of NAMI at Ball State, a board member for Ball State’s chapter of Psi Chi, and one of the founding members of Psyche, Ball State’s new undergraduate psychology peer-reviewed journal. Brianna has also served as a teaching assistant for the psychology department, which inspired her dream of becoming a psychology professor! After graduation, Brianna plans to work for a year in the field and then apply to graduate programs in social psychology.
In her free time, Brianna enjoys spending time outside doing things like hiking, kayaking, and skiing. In addition, she loves reading, music, and being with friends.
ZaShariya (Zaria) Martin
ZaShariya (Zaria) Martin (she/her) is a senior at Ball State University studying Psychological Science. She has a minor in Criminal Justice. This is Zaria’s first year participating as a research assistant for the Personality & Psychopathology Lab. In the lab, Zaria will be helping collect data for projects conducted in collaboration with the Youth Opportunity Center. Throughout her time at Ball State, Zaria has participated in the Ball State University Singers, the collegiate show choir within the School of Music. In addition, she was completed an internship at the Youth Opportunity Center during the summer of 2021. Post-graduation, Zaria plans to continue her studies and hopes to become an expert in forensics.
Aside from academics, Zaria enjoys being around her loved ones, watching movies, being outdoors, and indulging in arts and crafts!
Faith Miramontes (she/her) is a Senior at Ball State University studying Psychology with minors in Psychology of Human Development and Interpersonal Relations. This is Faith’s second year working in the P2 Lab, and she will be assisting Colette Delawalla with her thesis examining emotionally-based impulsive behavior. Last year Faith collected data for a project that investigated the connection between demoralization and college students’ risky drinking behavior. Faith is excited to be gaining hands-on experience in a research setting, and gaining knowledge that prepares her for graduate school..
Once Faith completes her undergraduate degree, she plans to obtain a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and hopes to become a licensed counselor. Her ultimate goal is to provide mental health services to children and young adults. In her free time, Faith enjoys painting, doing yoga, baking (especially cherry pies) and spending time with her friends and family.
Kyle Pittman (He/Him) is currently a Junior in the Honors program at Ball State University pursuing a major in Psychological Science and a minor in Criminal Justice and Criminology. This is Kyle’s first year working in the P2 lab. He will be assisting Colette Delawalla with her thesis examining emotionally-driven impulsive behavior. Kyle is currently undecided about what career he wants to pursue after graduating. However, he is interested in a career in either applied behavior analysis and modification or detective work. Kyle hopes that by working in the P2 lab he will start to have a clearer understanding of what he wants to do for his career. Aside from school and the P2 lab, Kyle works at the JoAnn Gora Student Recreation Center.
When he is not working or studying, Kyle enjoys playing sports. His favorites include volleyball, soccer, and pickleball. Kyle also loves to watch movies and play board games with his friends and family.
Ashyia Riley (she/her) is a junior at Ball State University studying Psychology. She has minors in Interpersonal Relations and Psychology of Human Development. This is her first semester working with that P2 Lab, and she will be assisting with the , “Positive and Negative Urgency: To Lump or to Split? An Investigation into Affect Specific Impulsive Behavior” project. Ashyia is excited to obtain research and other experiences that will better prepare her for graduate school. Ashyia is an intern at A Better Way Services where she provides indirect and direct care to clients as well as responds to crisis calls. After graduation, Ashyia plans on attending graduate school to pursue a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and ,eventually, a PsyD or PhD in Clinical Psychology. In the future, Ashyia would like to work as a clinician, serving systematically oppressed communities.
In her free time, Ashyia enjoys reading, listening to music, and spending time with her loved ones.
Carl Torrence (He/Him) is a Senior at Ball State University double majoring in Psychology and Spanish, with a minor in Interpersonal relations. This will be his first year working in the P2 lab, and he is part of the team working on projects completed in collaboration with Muncie’s Youth Opportunity Center. Carl is excited to continue in growing his skills for collecting and analyzing data. In addition to his work in the lab, Carl also has experience working in the field of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) as an ABA Therapist at Hillcroft services in Muncie, Indiana. His research interests include assessment and treatment efficacy in youth and adults. He is interested in behavioral and cognitive psychology, more broadly. After he graduates, Carl plans on pursuing his master’s degree in clinical psychology. He hopes to study abroad, as he would like to maintain his bilingualism. His ultimate goal is to be a practicing clinician working with Spanish-speaking populations.
When Carl is not in the lab, he is very active on campus. Currently, Carl is the president and a servant team leader within the Impact Movement. He also founded “El amor de Dios,” a club for Spanish-speaking students. Carl’s extra-curricular activities are intended to serve students of color or other minorities, while also aiming to help students grow in their faith. He also enjoys watching football on Sundays, worshipping God, and skateboarding around the Ball State campus.