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.