My name is Alicia Alexander, and I am from Sachse, Texas. I am pursuing a B.S. in Mathematics on the pre-med track. I plan on attending medical school after graduation in 2025. Dr. Ginty’s lab will allow me to learn more about how unhealthy behaviors are related to stress, as better knowledge of these factors will improve my own health and allow me to educate others. Outside of the lab, I am a part of GAIN, a women’s exercise club. Off-campus, I work as a pharmacy technician and a caregiver. I also volunteer with AccentCare hospice patients. My hobbies include baking, watching K-dramas, snowboarding, and reading fiction!
My name is Uzma Ali, and I am from Las Vegas, Nevada. I’m a junior neuroscience major on the pre-med track, and I’m involved in the Neuroscience Student Association and Red Cross here at Baylor! I’ve found a new interest in behavioral reserch, and I’m quite excited to explore these avenues in Dr. Ginty’s lab. When I’m not stuyding, I usually like to spend my time reading or at least writing the kidns of content I’d want to be reading. Whether it’s through movies or books, I love sharing stories with people!
My name is Brooke Ashcraft. I am from right here in Waco, and I am in my second year at Baylor. I am psychology major with a minor in legal reasoning and analysis on the pre-law track. In addition to working in the Behavioral Medicine Lab, I am a member of Pre-Law Society, Pi Beta Phi, and Psychology Club. While I do not plan to pursue a graduate in psychology, I am confident a background in psychology will serve me well in the legal profession. With that being said, I am grateful for the opportunity to be directly involved in research and to learn from such amazing people. Sic ‘em, always!
My name is Felise Bressler, and I am from Katy, Texas! I am a sophomore University Scholars major studying Psychology, Neuroscience, and Sociology. After graduation, I hope to go to graduate school to continue working in the research field, specifically looking into different treatment options for psychological disorders. I joined Dr. Ginty’s lab as I believe knowing more about the effects of mental health and stress can lead to better physical health and quality of life. Outside of the lab, I am an officer for Active Minds at Baylor, a volunteer for the Humane Society of Central Texas, and a lover of fitness!
My name is Kelsey Bubier, and I am a sophomore from Denver, Colorado. I am majoring in Health Science Studies with a minor in Business Administration on the Pre-Med track. After graduating from Baylor in May of 2025, I hope to attend medical school to pursue a career as a Pediatrician or OB/GYN. I joined Dr. Ginty’s lab because I am fascinated by the intimate connection between biological processes and psychological phenomena. By examining this relationship, I hope to develop a more nuanced understanding of the human body in preparation for an occupation in the medical field. Outside of the lab, I am involved in Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Epsilon Delta, and Medical Service Organization. I also enjoy working out, traveling, and volunteering around the Waco community!
My name is Jade Compton. I am from Windsor, Colorado and I am a sophomore. I am a University Scholars major with concentrations in psychology, medical humanities, and child and family studies, and a minor in sociology. I am intrigued by the work in Dr.Ginty’s lab because I understand the effects of stress and how it can affect every individual in a different way. I am interested in learning about how stress can contribute to chronic diseases. After graduation, I hope to pursue a BSN and/or a PhD, I want to pursue a career in pediatric clinical psychology or pediatric nursing. Outside of the lab, I am the Magic Maker Coordinator for the A Moment of Magic chapter at Baylor, volunteer at Mission Waco, and work at Moroso. I also enjoy baking, swimming, and spending time with my dog.
My name is Diya D’Souza and I am from Austin, Texas. I am pursuing a B.S. in public health with honors on the Pre-Med track. I will graduate from Baylor in May of 2024 and I plan on attending medical school. Outside of the lab, I am involved in the ISSA, the Penland Activities Council, Alpha Chi Omega, as well as tutoring for Mathnasium. I am excited to be a part of this lab and am interested in how stress can affect health.
My name is Kaitlyn Eshbaugh, and I am a sophomore and neuroscience major at Baylor University. I am originally from Dallas Texas. I have chosen neuroscience because the fact that thoughts, emotions, and original ideas all stem from chemistry and biology absolutely fascinate me. I am currently a tutor at the Baylor Tutor Center and a member of BSM. I am excited to be a part of a research lab that lines up with my interests and be surrounded by equally excited people. My hope for my participation would be the clarity of pursuing a Ph.D. or go towards a more clinical route.
My name is Jackson Hall and I am from Las Vegas, Nevada. I am a sophomore majoring in Biology, and I am a part of the BIC and Honors Program on the pre-med track. After graduating, I plan to attend medical school and become an emergency medicine physician! I became especially interested in Dr. Ginty’s lab as I am fascinated by the long-term effects of stress such as chronic disease or neurological disorders and wanted to study them myself. Outside of the lab, I am part of MSO, Ampersand Society, and volunteer at Providence Hospice. Some of my favorite stress relievers include watching movies, playing the guitar, and basketball.
My name is Jeanie Han, and I am from Guatemala City, Guatemala. I am a junior pursuing a B.S. in Neuroscience with a minor in religion on the pre-med track! I will be graduating in 2024 and plan on attending medical school, possibly pursuing an accelerated master’s program in public health beforehand. I am passionate about global health and also aspire to become a long-term missionary to serve the underserved. Dr. Ginty’s research really captivates me because stress is such a dynamic and applicable field of study that people encounter daily. Its relevancy fascinates me, specifically the effect of early-life stressors that affect the long-term onset of certain diseases. Outside of the lab, I am the president of Global Medical Missions Alliance, Research Director of GHSN, Global Ambassador, and serve my church as leader here at Waco! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and eating good food!
My name is Angelina Hartley, and I’m from Minneapolis, Minnesota! I am a sophomore neuroscience major in the Honors College on the pre-med track. I graduate from Baylor in 2024, and afterwards I plan on attending medical school. Dr. Ginty’s research interests me because stress is such a common experience, and I want to better understand the impacts it has on people’s health. Outside of the lab, I am a member of Baylor Red Cross and Alpha Lambda Delta, I tutor for the Student-Athlete Center for Excellence, and I mentor high school students at the Greater Waco Advanced Health Care Academy.
I’m Medhini Kapa from Washington State, but now Waco, TX (my parents moved with me). I am a Neuroscience major minoring in Biochemistry on the pre-med track, also a part of the Honors Program. I will be graduating from Baylor in 2025 and hope to attend medical school. I joined the BMED lab as it persecutes the impact of stress on our physical and mental health, and this was a topic of interest to me as stress impacts nearly every human being at some point in their lives. Apart from lab, I am the secretary of BURST, a volunteer at many of Waco’s marathons, and an avid badminton player!
My name is Caitlyn Kimbrell and I am from Houston, Texas. I am sophomore Health Science Studies major on the Pre-med track with a minor in Business Administration. I am a member of MSO, and I also enjoy volunteering at the humane society. In this lab, I am excited to learn how human behavior and psychology affects physiology. After undergrad, I plan on attending medical school in hopes of becoming a physician in the future.
My name is Esther Lee and I am from Arlington, Texas. I am a Junior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Spanish on the pre-med track. I am also the Missions Coordinator of Global Medical Missions Alliance, enjoy volunteering with Mission Waco, and am involved in leadership at my church in Waco! I joined the BMED lab because I am interested in the relationship between stress and the consequential physiological responses to it. I’m so excited to be involved in Dr. Ginty’s research and contribute to better understanding the possible prevention of diseases related to stress.
I’m Brianna Lockwood, born and raised in Houston, Texas. I will graduate with a B.S in Neuroscience in December of 2023 with plans to attend graduate school with a concentration in the rapidly expanding field of Neuroscience. I am grateful for the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience from a laboratory with such relevance in society today. I am a Shift Supervisor at an off-campus Starbucks. When I’m not studying or at work, I enjoy spending time outside in nature. Cameron Park, here in Waco, has officially become my favorite spot to decompress!
My name is Janine Malseed and I am currently a sophomore, class of 2025. I am majoring in neuroscience and am looking towards a PhD after graduation. I grew up around Philadelphia, PA, however I was born in Nanchang, China! I am interested in Dr. Ginty’s lab because stress is becoming increasingly pervasive in everyday life, so this is the type of research that can help everyone. Outside of lab I am involved in the Neuroscience Student Association here at Baylor and am also a competitive equestrian, Vice President of the Baylor Eventing Team
My name is Bella O’Guinn, and I am from Kenai, Alaska! I am a Junior Neuroscience major with a Civic Interfaith minor and also in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core. After graduation, I plan to pursue an MD/Ph.D. with the ultimate goal of being a pediatric oncologist and being able to continue to study neuroscience with the intention of being able to intergrade the two. I joined the BMED lab because I am fascinated by the effects of chronic stress (such as trauma or chronic illness) on long-term health outcomes, which is a subject I am interested in doing my Ph.D. in. Outside of science, I am a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, a Tour Guide on campus, and a member of Baylor’s Country Dance Club. In my free time, you can find me crocheting, stress baking, cooking, country dancing, or reading in Cameron Park!
My name is Alice Sun, and I am from Denver, Colorado. I am a freshman majoring in neuroscience. I am also on the pre-medicine track in the Honors College, and I hope to specialize in pediatrics while doing research in the future! I’m really interested in studying the effects of childhood trauma on adult and adolescent health, and I joined the Behavioral Medicine Lab to learn about the physiological impacts of stress. In Baylor, I am a part of BURST and I volunteer in Faith Community Healing and at Ascension Providence. During my free time, I like to read a lot, ski, and play badminton!
My name is Lauren Tanghongs and I am from Plano, Texas! I am a Junior pursuing a B.A in Psychology. I am very interested in Dr. Ginty’s research of how various sources and levels of stress impact our everyday behavior and health. In this lab, mental and physical health in relation to stress, especially its long-term effects, aligns with my interests in Sports Psychology. I hope that working under Dr. Ginty’s guidance, along with my peers, will help me decide my desires to pursue a Ph.D. Outside of the lab, I am the president of the Korean Student Association and I am involved with church. In my free-time, I love to cook and hangout with my friends!
Jaslyn Van Lenten
My name is Jaslyn Van Lenten and I’m from Santa Barbara, California! I am a sophomore majoring in psychology with a double minor in business administration, as well as child and family studies. After graduation, I hope to attend graduate school and pursue a career in child clinical psychology. I joined Dr. Ginty’s lab because stress is a prevalent commonality, especially among college students, and I’m hoping to gain a better understanding of the physiological impacts that stress induces. Outside of the lab, I’m a member of Alpha Chi Omega and volunteer with the Talitha Koum Institute.
My name is Faith Yeung, and I am from Katy, Texas! I am a junior Biochemistry major with a Business Administration minor on the Pre-Medical track. After graduating, I hope to attend medical school. I joined Dr. Ginty’s lab because of my interest in understanding the connection between the psychological and physiological aspects of a person. I am excited to discover how stress can affect behavior and disease. Outside of the lab, I am a part of the Animal Rescue Club, Chemistry Honor Society, and Multicultural Association of Prehealth Students.
My name is Edyta Zimny and I am from Phoenix, Arizona. I am a junior neuroscience major minoring in both biology and leadership studies. At Baylor, I am also a Peer Leader for the First in Line Success Academy. I also work as a Patient Care Technician in the Intensive Care Unit at Ascension Providence. I joined this lab because behavioral medicine fascinates me and I would love to learn more and be involved in this field.