• Undergraduate Students

    Blayne Barker

    Web Master

    Hi, my name is Blayne and I am a junior at Oklahoma State University. I am majoring in Psychology with a minor in Social Justice. I am a member of the Psychology Club, Psi Chi, and Gamma Phi Beta sorority. After graduation, I am planning on attending graduate school and getting my doctorate in Clinical Psychology. A fun fact about myself is that I have played golf for 8 years!

    Dr. Cole is co-mentoring, along with Dr. Moore, Blayne's undergraduate thesis project, which will examine the role of media/social media involvement among the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women/Girls (MMIWG) epidemic.

    Reagan Cole

    Undergrad RA Lab Manager (AIIP Scholar & NARCH Scholar)

    Reagan Cole is an enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma. She is a senior psychology major at OSU and an undergraduate research assistant in the COLE lab. Her research interests involve exploring intergenerational trauma and mental health, and the impact of alcohol and substance abuse in AI/AN communities. She enjoys reading in her free time as well as hanging out with her family, friends, and pets.

    Kaitlyn Dye

    IRB Manager

    Kaitlyn Dye is an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Cole’s lab. She is currently a senior psychology major at OSU and will graduation in May. After graduation, she plans on pursuing a master’s degree in mental health counseling. Following her master’s degree, she would like to obtain a PhD in counseling psychology. Her research interests include examining health disparities and historical trauma among indigenous communities. During her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys hanging out with friends and family, shopping, and working out.

    Hayley Holstead


    Hi, my name is Hayley Holstead and I am a Senior here at Oklahoma State, majoring in Psychology and Minoring in Neuroscience. I plan on attending Pharmacy School after graduating in May 2022. I am a part of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and plan on pursuing a career as a pharmacist for the Choctaw Nation Health Services. I am very passionate about Indian Health, and specifically about spreading mental/ physical health awareness for Native Populations, as well as other underrepresented minority groups.  

    Marilysis Saldivar

    Participant Correspondent/Lab Greeter (McNair Mentee)

    My name is Marilysis Saldivar and I am a current Junior at Oklahoma State University. I am majoring in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience. I am a member of the Psychology Club, Hispanic Student Association, McNairs Scholars Program, and I am currently the Vice President of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. After graduation I plan to attend a PHD program in counseling psychology and hope to one day help break the stigma around mental health in Hispanic Communities.

    Dr. Cole is mentoring Marilysis's undergraduate McNair thesis project, which will focus on examining the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on psychological functioning among Hispanic/Latino(a) populations.