CAMP Lab Alumnae
Mira Armans, Ph.D.
Mira is a recent graduate from the Oklahoma State University Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program working with Dr. Ciciolla and is the first CAMP Lab Alumnae! Following graduations, she accepted a post-doc position as a Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow at Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, FL. She finished her internship at Mailman Center for Child Development in August 2020. While at OSU, Mira was nominated as the Psychological Services Associate of the Year and was dedicated to her clinical work. Her research for her thesis and dissertation examined parenting support and discipline strategies among American Indian families and peer victimization, respectively. Mira graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2014 with a BS in Psychology. During her undergraduate career, Mira completed an honor’s thesis examining parenting styles, and individuation, acculturation, and mental health in an Arabic-speaking emerging-adults sample. Mira’s research interests broadly involve the impact of parenting strategies and parent-child interactions on child behavior and socioemotional development, cross-cultural approaches to understanding children and families, and risk and resilience factors impacting child development and family functioning.
Past Lab Members
Rhema Baissa was a research assistant in CAMP lab until Spring 2018 and graduated in the Fall 2019. He plans on starting a Master's for Marriage & Family Therapy in the fall of 2020. He was the Psychology Student of the month in September of 2018 as well. He is interested in marriage and family literature and hopes to gain more research and clinical experience within this field at his time at OSU. He is looking forward to gaining experience working with and further exploring family units, while pursuing his future career goals.
Anisah Beasely was a CAMP lab research assistant pursuing an undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Sciences with minor in Psychology. She has a passion for the social work field and plans to pursue a career as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker after graduate school. Anisah is particularly interested in mental health and disordered eating and is excited to see what she can learn as a part of Dr. Ciciolla's lab team.
Jessica (Jessi) Beebe recently graduated with a Bachelors of Science from the Department of Human Development and Family Science as a Top 10 senior. I am now currently enrolled as a graduate student at Oklahoma State University. I decided that sticking around Stillwater was a great decision. I am now acting as an RA/lab manager for OSU's Child Trauma lab in the Human Development and Family Science program. Being involved in a research lab helped me to find opportunities to meet faculty and spread my wings at OSU. I developed many relationships which led me to my decision to stay. I hope to graduate with a Masters in Human Development and Family Science - Applied Human Services in a couple of years and then may pursue more professional school.
Jordan Cazenave graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, a Pre-Nursing Certificate, and a minor in Child Development from Oklahoma State University in Spring 2020. She is interested in child development and obstetrics and hopes to further her education by attending nursing school with a specification in neonatal or maturity nursing. She has been gaining valuable experience in patient care by shadowing nurses at Stillwater Medical Center’s emergency department and intensive care unit. In addition to shadowing, she is also certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED training. Jordan is eager to work in Dr. Ciciolla’s lab to gain research experience and expand her knowledge in the field!
Irene De La Torre
Irene De La Torre graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy with an Honors distinction. She was in multiple honor society’s including Psi Chi, an international honor society in Psychology. She is interested in the development of psychopathology in children adolescents and hopes to assist with the development of new prevention methods that would foster healthy development. Her future plans include obtaining a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with the goal of opening her own outpatient clinic. Irene is excited to learn and gain research experience that will help her achieve her career goals.
Sierra Fouts was a CAMP Lab research assistant for three semesters before completing her degree and graduating with a BA in Psychology in December of 2017. Following graduation, Sierra received acceptance into Oklahoma State University's Marriage & Family Therapy graduate program, as well as a position at Wings of Hope Family Crisis Services as a Shelter Advocate working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Sierra is grateful to Dr. Ciciolla and the CAMP Lab for creating a supportive environment which helped to foster professional competence, individual research aspirations/interests, and an increased understanding of parent-child attachments, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and their implications. Sierra plans to use the knowledge and skills she gained while working in the lab to serve her as a graduate student and eventually as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Eliza Godfrey received her bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Science at Oklahoma State University in Spring 2020. She is interested in the medical field and her future plans include attending nursing school and receiving her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. Eliza spends her time volunteering in the ER at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa and performing blood draws for Dr. Ciciolla’s lab. Eliza is extremely optimistic about this study and cannot wait to gain more knowledge and experience with the CAMP lab team!
Courtney Hartman joined the CAMP Lab in Fall 2016. As part of the lab, she explored numerous and varied interests, including parent-child relationships and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) from infancy to adolescence, as well as pressure to pursue an “ideal” body in adolescence. Elements of these interests appear in her current work examining the development of gender and gender norms in childhood. Courtney graduated from OSU with honors in May 2017, receiving a BS in Psychology. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (Developmental Psychology Concentration) at Saint Louis University. The CAMP Lab has equipped her with tools to begin building her brand of research in developmental psychology, and has strengthened her desire to work with children and parents. In addition, her contributions to the PMAST and exploration of ACEs have sparked an interest in public health. She is a member of Women’s Voices Raised, an advocacy group for women, and volunteers with organizations dedicated to providing aid and support to women and children, including the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank and The Women’s Safe House.
Lauren Koetting graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Psychology in December 2019. She is interested in how child/adolescent development affects the school system, as well as how psychological testing and interventions can assist in helping an individual educationally and behaviorally. Currently, Lauren is the Membership Coordinator and Faculty Liason for the international honor society Psi Chi, and volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She plans on attending graduate school in School Psychology. She is excited to gain valuable research experience in Dr. Ciciolla’s CAMP lab.
Michael Mitchell transferred to Oklahoma State University Spring of 2018 as a junior Psychology major. He has gained valuable experience working with children as a volunteer at the National Institute on Developmental Delays and as a Mental Health Tech at Shadow Mountain Behavior Health Systems in Intensive Therapeutic Services. He is interested in studying the affects that different parenting styles have on the growth and development of children. After graduation, Michael plans on furthering his academic career by pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology. He looks forward to gaining a firm understanding of research procedures through Dr. Ciciolla's lab!
Hannah Scott was a Psychology student receiving her Bachelor’s at Oklahoma State University. Hannah is interested in maternal mental health studies, parent child relational studies in cases of domestic violence within the immediate family, and Personal Construct Psychology. Hannah hopes to gain further experience studying maternal mental health, and risk factors that affect the mental health of women during pregnancy while working in Dr. Ciciolla's lab. After completion of her undergraduate degree in May 2019, Hannah hopes to attend a postgraduate program for a Master of Social Work abroad. Hannah is incredibly enthusiastic about the opportunity to work in the CAMP lab under Dr. Ciciolla and her staff for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.
Shelbie Seney was a third-year undergraduate student at Oklahoma State University studying Psychology. She is studying Psychology because of how interesting it is, and what the knowledge can bring to this world. She is particularly interested in children that undergo family transitions in early development. She plans on attending graduate school to further her education, specifically in counseling for mental health. She loves learning new things and was very excited to participate in Dr. Ciciolla's lab!
Melanie Sokolowski was a 2019 graduate of OSU’s Psychology Department. She assisted in CAMP lab for two years and now plans to attend the University of Oklahoma to continue her education in the Masters of Social Work program on the Norman campus. Melanie wants to continue to assist in research labs and also do her own research, her interests include: the effects maternal miscarriage has on the development of surviving siblings, Client-centered therapy as a treatment for clients that have been exposed to trauma, specifically domestic violence and sexual assault, Children's psychophysiology and stress reactivity in regard to their exposure to adverse life circumstances, specifically domestic violence, sexual assault, and fatal diagnoses. Her goal is to work in the social work field as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and then return to school to earn her PhD in social work.
Lauren Warr is a second year undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Oklahoma State University. She is interested in psychopathology, specifically the onset and origin of anxiety and depressive disorders in children and adolescents. During her time at OSU, Lauren has become a member of the Habitat For Humanity Club and enjoys spending her time volunteering at the Habitat For Humanity Restore on weekends. Lauren plans to attend graduate school to earn a PhD in clinical psychology. She looks forward to working in Dr. Ciciolla’s lab and gaining an understanding of the research process!