Research Mentors: Shahana Ansari, Ben Oistad, and Katie Kroeper
The Murphy Laboratory
Minors: Mathematics, Music, and Persian
Research Topic: Social norms of prejudice: Inbestigating perceptions of stigmatized groups
Favorite Part of IFLE: My favorite aspect of IFLE was truly dichotomous: in regards to the actual academic aim of the program, I loved the opportunity to research in a specific field of STEM that I had never really been exposed to before (social psychology) and to have both the independence to pursue my own project but also the guidance I necessitated not only from my lab but also from the IFLE program itself. Socially speaking, spending a summer with like-minded peers in the heart of camps helped me navigate around campus better (even though I've lived in Bloomington since freshman year of high school) and also to excite me even more for the start of my college career.