Alondra Martinez (she/her) is a Senior in the Psychological Science undergraduate program at Ball State University. Her minors include Infant and Toddler Specialization, Exceptional Needs in Early Childhood Special Education, and Women and Gender Studies. This is her first year as a research assistant in the Personality and Psychopathology Lab under the supervision of Dr. Lee. In the lab, Alondra is responsible for coding assessment data at the Youth Opportunity Center. Alondra is also a practicum student at the TRC Head Start building where she observes, monitors, and assesses a child’s developmental stages using the ASQ-3 while working with teachers, families, and their children. Alondra also works at Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center as a part time teacher. This experience has helped her learn the importance of being an advocate for her students’ education. After graduation, Alondra plans to get her master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in serving Autistic people.

During her free time, she enjoys picking up new hobbies, her most recent being crocheting. She also loves reading, going to concerts, and spending quality time with her family.