Andryce Clinkscales is a fifth-year student, and she is currently completing her predoctoral internship at Fort Worth Independent School District in Fort Worth, TX. She received her B.S. in Psychology and Spanish from Grand Valley State University. Through her work, Andryce advocates for equitable outcomes for students and families of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Her research interests include cultivating systems-level change through consultation and professional development to build cultural competence, as well as examining the implementation of service delivery to marginalized students. Andryce’s interests have resulted in national presentations and the College of Education at MSU has funded her projects. Recent work has been published in the flagship journal for school psychologists. She received the Outstanding Student Reviewer Award in 2022 for her role on the Student Editorial Board for School Psychology Review. Andryce also serves on a Task Force for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and explores graduate student representation on the NASP Board of Directors.
When she is able, Andryce enjoys reading fiction novels, trying new restaurants, and walking her dog.
Shelbie Spear is a fourth year doctoral candidate in school psychology at Michigan State University. She is a proud first generation college student, whose research and teaching is driven by her desire to create equitable, supportive spaces for underrepresented groups in education and beyond. Shelbie’s research interests include understanding newcomer youth’s perspectives on their school and community experiences, creating culturally responsive virtual spaces, and developing and evaluating programs that promote newcomer social-emotional and academic wellbeing. Shelbie received the Summer Research Development Fellowship and Summer Research Fellowship to support these aims. Shelbie has enjoyed instructing undergraduate students both in person and online asynchronously.
In her free time, Shelbie enjoys going for walks with her fiancé and dog, reading, and live music.
Lamia Bagasrawala (she/her) is a second-year doctoral student. After completing her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India, Lamia worked as a school counsellor and eventually as a psychotherapist in private practice for eight years. Through her leadership in the School Initiative for Mental Health Advocacy (SIMHA), a research, advocacy, and capacity-building project of TISS, Lamia has developed and facilitated training interventions, designed research tools, and conducted school and national level consultations to disseminate research and promote evidence-based school mental health practices in India. Lamia’s research interests are grounded in a socio-ecological framework and include: 1) decolonial approaches to psychotherapy, 2) critical theories applied to school psychology research, training, and practice, 3) school-based mental health services, and 4) international school psychology. Through her research, Lamia hopes to ask questions and seek answers to make school psychology more intentionally intersectional and socially just. She serves as a Vice Chair for the Science Committee for the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), APA and as the NASP Student Leader for MSU.
In her time away from work, Lamia enjoys creating art, reading, and long-distance running.
Tazkira Amin worked under Dr. Barrett as a professorial assistant during the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. Professorial assistantships are offered through Michigan State University’s Honor’s College, where the top 1 percent of incoming freshmen nationwide are placed with faculty for 2 years to take part in scholarly research.