Mary-Ivory (Mary) Jackson (she/her) is a senior at Ball State University. She is pursuing a major in Psychology with minors in the Psychology of Human Development, Interpersonal Relations, and Applied Behavior Analysis. Over the past year, Mary has been a teaching assistant for a psychopathology class as well as an applied behavior analysis course. In this role, Mary assisted in planning the student’s learning experiences and grading assignments. Mary also has a long-standing involvement in psychology research and this is her third year working as a research assistant in the P2 lab. This year, she will be assisting with data coding for projects conducted in cooperation with the Youth Opportunity Center. After she graduates, Mary intends to get her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, which she hopes will allow her to further explore her interests in the field and determine the best way to ultimately help those who are in need through her work.

In her free time, Mary enjoys creating art, reading, taking care of her numerous house plants, crocheting, and playing with her dog.