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, Doctoral Student 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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Patricia West, Doctoral Candidate in 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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Undergraduate Students

Justin Strong, Sophmore, 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, Junior, Neuroscience

Fun fact: Katie loves music and her favorite band is the Beatles! 
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Madison Ozog, Senior, Psychology and Pre-med

Fun fact: Madison has a hamster named Deedee. 

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Carolyn Lignell, Senior, HDFS 

Fun fact: Carolyn loves to sail! 

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Paige Stearn, Senior, Human Biology

Fun fact: Paige is a licensed EMT! 

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Rachel Elms, Junior, HDFS

Fun fact: Rachel is an RA and lives with her dog, Cosmo, on campus! 

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Madeline Leppek, Junior, HDFS

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

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Saishreya Kankanalapalli, Freshman, Human Biology

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

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Ava Ballagh, Sophomore, Social Work

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

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Kasey Boegner, Sophomore, 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, Sophomore, Psychology and Pre-Medical

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

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Daphne Kilbourne, Senior, Psychology

Fun fact: Daphne works as a behavior technician with children with autism. 

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Kayla Knoche, Senior, Neuorscience and Psyhcology

Fun fact: Kayla's favorite hobby is indoor cycling and she teaches class at MSU!

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Tazkira Amin, Freshman, Social Work

Fun fact: Taz's favorite hobby is watching sappy, predictable romantic comedies!

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Natalie Magid, Sophomore, Human Biology

Fun fact: Natalie used to be a figure skater! 

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Anna Fisher, Junior, Neuroscience and Psychology

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

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Annie Henseler, Junior, Elementary Education

Fun fact: Annie's favorite hobby is backpacking!

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Zainab Alsaihi, Freshman, HDFS

Fun fact: Zainab has been known to tiptoe when she walks ever since she learned how to walk as a baby.

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Ashleigh Strong, Freshman, Neuroscience

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

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Aaditi Nambiar, Sophomore, Neuroscience and Psychology

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

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Abby Sherwood, Sophomore, Communications

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

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Emily Smith, Senior, Psychology and Family Studies

Fun fact: Emily attends Central Michigan University and is working as an intern for the RADD lab for the Spring 2022 semester! 

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Autumn David, Junior, HDFS and Pre-med

Fun fact: Autumn lives on a farm! 

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Evan Hughes, Sophomore, Physiology 

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

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