People

People in the RADD lab

Faculty and Graduate Students

Sarah N. Douglas, Associate Professor and RADD Lab Director

Fun fact: Sarah won a crawling contest as an infant! 

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Sarah Dunkel-Jackson, Research Faculty and POWR Project Manager

Fun fact: Sarah loves coaching and playing sports. She played for the State Championship Bath Bees softball team, played lacrosse in college, and now coaches baseball, softball, and basketball for youth with and without disabilities. 

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Tiantian Sun, PhD Candidate in Child Development and Research Assistant on the POWR Project

Fun fact: Tiantian loves broccoli but hates carrots. 

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Atikah Bagawan, PhD Candidate in Child Development, Research Assistant on the POWR Project, and Co-Lab Manager

Fun fact: Atikah loves extreme sports! 

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Emily Jensen, Doctoral Student in Child Development and Co-Lab Manager

Fun fact: Emily fosters kittens! So her home is always full of furry friends. 

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Prince Owusu, Doctoral Student in Child Development

Fun fact: Prince loves board games! 

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Chandani Bhandari, Doctoral Student in Child Development

Fun fact: Chandani's name means "moonlight" in Hindi!

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Dr. Patricia West, College of Nursing

Fun fact: Patty's favorite candy is Swedish fish! 

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Sarah Khan, Medical Student

Fun fact: Sarah can solve a rubric's cube! 

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Alanna Desibour, Biology Graduate

Fun Fact: My favorite hobby is hiking, especially with my dog Finley!

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Elizabeth Liffley, Doctoral Student in Special Education 

Fun fact: Elizabeth is getting married in November 2022! 

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Undergraduate Students

Justin Strong, Junior, pre-dental track

Fun fact: Justin has played the trumpet for 10 years and is currently in the Spartan Marching Band 

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Katie Bullock, Senior, Neuroscience

Fun fact: Katie loves music and her favorite band is the Beatles! 
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Carolyn Lignell, Senior, HDFS 

Fun fact: Carolyn loves to sail! 

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Madeline Leppek, Senior, HDFS

Fun fact: Madeline's favorite thing about MSU is the school spirit and the fall colors! 

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Saishreya Kankanalapalli, Sophomore, Human Biology

Fun fact: Shreya has been dancing since she was six years old! 

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Ava Ballagh, Junior, Social Work

Fun fact: Ava's favorite hobby is theater, and she loves doing shows at MSU. 

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Kasey Boegner, Junior, Psychology

Fun fact: Kasey's favorite thing about MSU is living in a sorority house with her best friends! 

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Brennan Haugen, Junior, Psychology and Pre-Medical

Fun fact: Brennan loves golf, and has been golfing since he was 8 years old!

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Natalie Magid, Junior, Human Biology

Fun fact: Natalie used to be a figure skater! 

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Anna Fisher, Senior, Neuroscience and Psychology

Fun fact: Anna's favorite hobbies are working out, drawing, and painting. 

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Annie Henseler, Senior, Elementary Education

Fun fact: Annie's favorite hobby is backpacking!

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Ashleigh Strong, Sophomore, Neuroscience

Fun fact: Ashleigh loves to read and will stay up all night to finish a book! 

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Amy Keyorkgy, Senior, Neuroscience and Spanish

Fun fact: Amy has played the violin since she was 4 years old! 

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Aaditi Nambiar, Junior, Neuroscience and Psychology

Fun fact: Aaditi loves visiting beautiful and historical places, as well as being outdoors.

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Abby Sherwood, Junior, Communications

Fun fact: Abby lived in London, England as a child! 

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Autumn David, Senior, HDFS and Pre-med

Fun fact: Autumn lives on a farm! 

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Evan Hughes, Junior, Physiology 

Fun fact: Evan was an all-state swimmer in high school! 

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Grace Hetke, Junior, Communication Science and Disorders

Fun fact: Harry Styles blew Grace a kiss at a concert when she was 13! 

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Samantha Tanner, Senior, Neuroscience

Fun fact: Samantha loves to teach her dog Finn new tricks. 

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Louise Cioban, Senior, Neuroscience and Psychology

Fun fact: Louise used to play the saxophone! 

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Joseph Kesto, Sophomore, Neuroscience and Public Health

Fun fact: Joseph is obsessed with concerts and touched Lil Nas X at his most recent show! 

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Bella Staley, Sophomore, Human Development and Family Studies

Fun fact: Bella was able to travel out of the country this summer! 

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Dre'Ana O'Neal, Freshman, Psychology

Fun fact: Dre'Ana's favorite activities include playing piano, drawing, and reading. 

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