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Meet the Team

​​​​​​​​​​​Dr. Birmingham​​​

Lab Manager

Abby Williams

Abby is a Psychology major from Boston, Massachusetts. She plans on attending graduate school to study clinical psychology with an emphasis on health and social psychology. Her prior research experience at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston studying cardiometabolic diseases led to an interest in how psychological factors affect cardiovascular risks. Her goal is to become an academic clinical psychologist and researcher in the fields of health and social psychology. In her free time, Abby enjoys skiing, hiking, traveling, watching movies, and spending time with her friends, family, and fiancé.


Abby Baker

Abby is a psychology major from Dayton, Ohio. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she plans on obtaining a PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology and hopes to conduct research on the relationship between schizophrenia and its biological and environmental factors. She also hopes to bridge the gap between physical and mental health by fighting the stigma mental health issues carry in our society. In her free time, Abby enjoys weightlifting, playing guitar, and reading.

Ella Sieg

Ella is a Psychology major double minoring in Philosophy and Sociology from Colorado Springs, Colorado. She plans to attend graduate school for Marriage and Family Therapy after BYU, with the goal of working as a therapist to strengthen relationships and foster communication between spouses. In her free time, Ella enjoys listening to music, thrifting, and reading philosophy.

Kelsie Minga

Kelsie is a psychology major minoring in German. She is from Provo, Utah, and after graduating, she wants to go to grad school to study Social Psychology, since she is interested in how social factors affect an individual’s psychology. Specifically, she wants to learn more about how these social factors affect racism, discrimination, and prejudices. In her free time, she likes learning K-pop choreographies, drawing, and figure skating. She longs for fall every year just to eat more pomegranates.

Emma Curtis

Emma is from Gilbert, Arizona, and is a Psychology major minoring in Family Life. After BYU, she plans on going to graduate school for School Psychology with the goal of increasing access to mental health education for youth and young adults. Emma also enjoys camping, hiking, music, and watching crime shows in her free time.