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.