Paoge "Pao" Moua
My name is Paoge Moua, and I am currently a senior psychology pre-med major at OSU. I plan on attending medical school after graduation with a research track. I am interested in intergenerational trauma examined from a cross cultural perspective as well as the role ethnomedicine among ethnic/cultural minorities in the US (i.e., Indigenous/Native populations, Creole people). I hope to pursue a career in research (i.e., translational) and contribute to the field. In my free time, I enjoy staring out into the horizon and listening to stand-up comedy.
AIIP & NARCH Scholar
Hi! I’m Kendall, a senior at OSU and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. I am majoring in psychology, and I am a participant of the 2022 AIIP Summer Enrichment program. After graduating with a B.S., my goal is to pursue a Ph.D. in experimental psychology. My research interests are focused on examining historically based trauma and social variables affecting marginalized groups, more specifically, African American and Native American populations as I am part of both communities. A few of my hobbies are reading, listening to music, and traveling. I have been to 35 states, including all of the states on the East Coast, and I’m hoping to complete my tour when I visit the West Coast soon!
Hello, my name is Makiah Torres. I am a tribal member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and a senior transfer student at OSU. As a psychology major, my goal is to attain a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Broadly, my current research interests are exploring substance use and eating disorders in Native American populations, as well as the LGBTQ+ community from a sociocultural perspective. Some of my hobbies include traveling, cycling, reading, and focusing on a leadership role of the OSU-Tulsa Psychology Club. I am honored to be a part of the COLE Lab!
Honor's Thesis Mentee
Hi, I’m Scarlett! I was born andraised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I’m a registered member of the Cherokee Nation and a
Senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in General Business. I expect to graduate in May of 2025. After I graduate, I plan to apply to
become a clinical psychologist at OSU. My research interests involve stress, chronic
pain, anxiety/depression, and intergenerational trauma in underrepresented populations (specifically in Indigenous and LGBTQ populations). Ideally, I would like to become a clinical pain psychologist so that I can do research to find a way to treat chronic pain more effectively. In my free time, I love doing arts and crafts, for example: abstract painting, resin art, and jewelry making. I also enjoy reading, sketching, and spending time with friends.
Adrianna Williams is a member of the Iowa Tibe of Oklahoma. She is currently a senior at OSU and is majoring in psychology. Upon graduation, she plans to apply to graduate school. Her research interests focus on exploring the relationship between creativity and the restoration of one’s psychological well-being, particularly among Native American vets. Adrianna is a wife, mother, U.S. Navy veteran, gardener, crafter, and herbalist. In her spare time, she enjoys quality time with her family, yoga, reading a good book, earthing in the sunshine, and exploring.
My name is River Riddle. I am a tribal member of the Osage Nation. I am currently a senior at OSU majoring in psychology with a minor in sociology. My research interests include examining the relationship between stress and chronic illnesses among Native American populations specifically how autoimmune diseases develop through stressful environments. After graduating, I plan on attending graduate school to pursue a master's degree in counseling psychology. I enjoy playing sports, learning new things, and driving around the city.
My Name is Bailey Holcomb, and I am currently a junior majoring in psychology at OSU minoring in childhood development. I plan on graduating in may 2025. After graduation I plan on going to grad school for clinical psychology. My research interest include identifying predictions of mental health among ethnic/minority groups ( I.e., Indigenous/Native populations, Hispanic/Latin populations). I also want to explore substance use and how it affects mental health among these populations as well. Some of my hobbies include cooking, working out, and makeup art.
Déja Harris is a senior pursuing a Bachelorof Arts in psychology and a minor in entrepreneurship here at OSU. She is
expected to graduate in May of 2024. Déja is from Tulsa, OK and is a member of
the Chickasaw Nation. Her research interest consists of understanding the
effects of systemic discrimination on the well-being of a community; and the
type of community behavior it produces. She is also interested in exploring the
disparities, such as mental and community health, amongst minority communities.
She loves reading and spending time with family and friends.
Abigail ("Abby") Smith
Abby is a sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in American Indian studies from Oklahoma State University. She is a tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Her research areas focus on chronic illness and resilience factors pertaining to Indigenous and Native American populations. She would also like to look at research regarding stress factors and how they are intertwined with chronic illness. Upon graduation, she will attend Masters school with hopes of obtaining a degree in counseling psychology. A few hobbies of hers include exercising, outdoor activities, and spending time with friends and family.
My name is Bee Ramezani and I am a junior transfer student at OSU. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. My family immigrated to the U.S. from Iran before I was born. My research interests are centered on understanding neurodivergence within marginalized groups and cultural minorities, specifically indigenous and interethnic populations. My hobbies include playing piano, making ceramics, and doing yoga.