Sarah Papp (she/her) is currently in her fourth year as an undergraduate student at Ball State University. She is pursuing a major in Psychological Science, as well as a minor in American Sign Language. In her first year as a volunteer in the P2 Lab, her primary roles include coding and analyzing research data collected from adolescents receiving clinical treatment at theYouth Opportunity Center. This valuable experience will contribute to Sarah’s growing understanding of assisting vulnerable youth. After completing her undergraduate studies, Sarah aspires to enroll in a master’s graduate program in Mental Health Counseling. Sarah’s research interest revolves around exploring the impact of trauma on children’s mental health.

 In addition to her academic pursuits, Sarah has worked as a member of the support services team at Ball State’s Bracken Library for two years. This position has helped Sarah to financially support her education. Additionally, last year, she served as a camp counselor for Noblesville Best. This opportunity allowed her to lead and mentor children ages 5-16 from diverse backgrounds, including those with emotional and physical disabilities. Sarah is currently employed as a student athletic mentor at Ball State. She provides one-on-one support to students to help them overcome various barriers. Specifically, she helps those struggling to complete academic goals due to having learning disabilities or having language barriers. Furthermore, Sarah actively volunteers at the Recovery Café in Muncie. There, she offers emotional and social support to individuals in recovery from substance use or other mental health disorders.