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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 either health or 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 researcher in the field of health or social psychology. In her free time, Abby enjoys skiing, hiking, traveling, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and family.


Nathaniel Call

Nathaniel (he/him) is a Psychology major and Pre-med student from Provo, Utah, and Los Altos, California. He plans on attending medical school to pursue a career in Psychiatry, which fits well with his interests in the human experience and the body. As a Japanese American, he recognizes the dangers of stigmas on mental illnesses and desires to serve communities and individuals who are apprehensive to receiving care. Nathaniel enjoys hiking, social justice activism, listening to different perspectives, and Hot Cheetos!

Anna Jorgensen

Anna is a Psychology and Spanish double-major from Raleigh, North Carolina. After graduating from BYU, she plans to attend grad school for Marriage and Family Therapy. Anna has a particular interest in working with families of high-conflict divorce, and one day hopes to extend her services as a therapist to Spanish-speaking individuals. In her free time, Anna enjoys weight-lifting, reading, and trying new recipes.

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.

Sylvia Brown

Sylvia is a psychology major from St. George, Utah. She wants to go to graduate school for school psychology. She hopes to help children who have a harder time with learning in school and their mental health. In her free time, Sylvia enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, running, and exploring the Southern Utah deserts.

Michael Thomsen

Michael is a Psychology major and Music minor from Winter Haven, Florida. After graduating from BYU, he plans to attend law school at the University of Georgia, Florida State University, or another law school in that region. His goal is to work as a Child Advocate or within the Children's Justice System, helping children find the peace, happiness, and overall wellness they need to be successful. In his free time, Michael enjoys reading Harry Potter, watching movies, spending time outdoors, all things Disney, and playing cymbals on the BYU Drumline.

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.

Christine Gore

Christine is a Psychology major and History minor from Duluth, Minnesota. After graduating from BYU, she plans to attend graduate school for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is passionate about researching culturally sensitive clinical and therapeutic practices as well as romantic relationship dynamics. Christine enjoys reading mystery and social science books, watching movies, spending time outdoors, and traveling.