ZaShariya (Zaria) Martin (she/her) is a senior at Ball State University studying Psychological Science. She has a minor in Criminal Justice. This is Zaria’s first year participating as a research assistant for the Personality & Psychopathology Lab. In the lab, Zaria will be helping collect data for projects conducted in collaboration with the Youth Opportunity Center. Throughout her time at Ball State, Zaria has participated in the Ball State University Singers, the collegiate show choir within the School of Music. In addition, she was completed an internship at the Youth Opportunity Center during the summer of 2021. Post-graduation, Zaria plans to continue her studies and hopes to become an expert in forensics.


Aside from academics, Zaria enjoys being around her loved ones, watching movies, being outdoors, and indulging in arts and crafts!