Undergraduate Students

Sydney Alexander (she/they), Old Dominion University

Sydney is an undergraduate student at Old Dominion University majoring in Psychology and minoring in creative writing. Her main interests are in adolescents’ and young adults’ mental health of minorities. In the future, she plans to go to graduate school and become a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. 

Dajon Bailey (He/Him/His), Old Dominion University 

Dajon is an undergraduate student at Old Dominion University majoring in Psychology. His main interest is in adolescent mental health of minorities, especially those who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He plans to attend medical school in the future and become a pediatric psychiatrist. 

Oliver Branch (He/They), Old Dominion University

Oliver is a 3rd year student at Old Dominion University double majoring in Psychology and Public Health, with a minor in Human Services. Their professional interests lie in adolescent and young adult mental health and suicidal behavior, especially in connection to trauma. He plans to pursue a PsyD and become a Clinical Psychologist. (Pictured above: Oliver’s 10-year-old Mini Goldendoodle named Reese).

Aria Campbell (she/her), Old Dominion University

Aria is an undergraduate student at Old Dominion University studying Psychology and Studio Arts. Her professional interest lies in the mental health of children and adolescents of color. After graduation, she plans to pursue her master’s degree and combine what she learned in school to integrate talk therapy and art therapy. 

Myles Childs (he/him), Old Dominion University

Myles is an undergradiate student at Old Dominion University majoring in Psychology and minoring in Marketing. Myles’ Professional interest lie in the topics of Industrial-Organizational Psychology as well Psychopathology. After Graduating with his Bachelors Myles intends to go to graduate school where he will pursue a Master’s degree in Psychology. 

Alana Eisenberg (She/Her/Hers), University of Rochester 

Alana is an undergraduate student at the University of Rochester majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Psychology. She is a research assistant involved in recruitment, data entry, and supporting participants with the TGNC Teen Study. Her main research interests include mental health broadly as well as adolescent suicidal thoughts and behaviors. In the future, she hopes to work in some capacity within the healthcare system.

Elizabeth McElrath (She/Her/Hers), Old Dominion University 

Elizabeth is an undergraduate student at Old Dominion University, intending to double major in Psychology and Professional Writing. Elizabeth worked professionally as an EMT for five years, where she provided care to a variety of patients, including those in crisis. She is a certified tissue banking specialist with the American Association Of Tissue Banking (AATB). Elizabeth currently works with a non-profit organization. Initially, she supported grieving families after losing a loved one, but now she works in the Quality Assurance department. Elizabeth hopes to go into medical/scientific writing. 

Danielle Townes (She/Her/Hers), Old Dominion University 

Danielle is a 3rd year student at Old Dominion University majoring in Psychology. She currently works in the emergency room as a patient safety aide. Her main interests include the mental health of adolescents of color, as well as the identification of risk and protective factors for adolescents at-risk. In the future, Danielle plans to become a Clinical Psychologist and specialize in Neuropsychology.

Heath Ward, M.Sc. (He/Him/His), Old Dominion University 

Heath initially completed a B.S. in Engineering Technology at Old Dominion University. After completing an M.Sc. in Epistemology, Ethics, and Mind from The University of Edinburgh in 2019, he returned to ODU where he earned a B.S. in Psychology in 2022. His research interests include Anosognosia, Psychopathology, and Philosophy of Psychology. He plans to pursue a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.