We have an active research team that is typically conducting on one or more projects centered on bringing social justice principles into practice in education. Student research team members include:


Anna Brahm

Anna is a second year school psychology graduate student on the EdS track at Indiana University. She is from Moline, IL and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in psychology. Her research interests are related to social justice and trauma informed care.

Jazlyn Rowan

Jazlyn is a first year school psychology graduate student at Indiana University. She is from Louisville, KY and received her undergraduate degree from Indiana State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and focus on political science and civic leadership. Her research interests involve social justice advocacy like the school to prison pipeline, mass incarceration, unconscious bias, and policies and procedures negatively impacting life trajectories of students. She looks forward to growing professionally under Dr. Shriberg’s leadership and acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to continue to work towards her life purpose.

Liz Melfi

Liz is a first year school psychology graduate student at Indiana University.  She is from Cleveland, Ohio and received her BA in psychology from Denison University.  Her research interests are education equity and evidence-based interventions.  In her free time, Liz loves trying new restaurants with friends.  Ultimately, Liz hopes to have a career as a school psychologist, implementing interventions to improve the academic performance of minoritized students.

Malena Nygaard 

Malena is pursuing her Ph.D. in School Psychology at Indiana University. She joined Dr. Shriberg’s social justice focused research lab in her first year at Indiana University and continues to be an active member as she enters her second year of the program. Malena is concurrently pursuing a M.S.Ed. in Educational Psychology. She is from Dallas, Texas and received her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Special Education from Texas A&M University. She is a certified teacher in the state of Texas. Her diverse research interests include social justice efforts in the field of school psychology, trauma-informed multi-tiered systems of support in schools, school-based mental health efforts, suicide prevention, and the impact of school transitions on student mental health. In sum, Malena plans to work with students with emotional and behavioral disorders, trauma histories, and suicidal ideation. Her career interests include implementing school-based mental health programs to equitably provide students with skills, strategies, and supports for their future. 

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