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.