Undergraduate Students

Shanee AbouzagloShanee Bio Photo

Shanee is a senior on the pre-medical track studying Health Science. In addition to volunteering with the Social Adjustment and Bullying Prevention Lab, Shanee also works as a Student Health Ambassador, serving as a peer educator on wellness and liaison between Student Health Services and Terriers. She has a specific interest in anxiety and disordered eating among college students. Shanee hopes to pursue a career as an Emergency Medicine physician.


Screen Shot 2018-01-06 at 6.02.29 PMShivani Arya

Shivani is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Sociology and Economics. In addition to volunteering with the Social Adjustment and Bullying Prevention Lab, Shivani also works as a Student Health Ambassador, serving as a liaison between Wellness and Prevention Services and the student body. Her specific interests include patient advocacy and mental health. She plans to attend law school and hopes to focus on health law. 


me in bostonIffah Suraya Jasni

Iffah is a junior at CAS studying psychology. She is interested in anything psychology, music, film, german language and food related. At the moment, she is wondering why some people are forever kind whereas some commit crazy crimes, and why some people are better at persevering at goals compared to others. Moreover, she strongly believes that the world would be a better place without bullying (including verbal bullying) which is why she is volunteering at this lab. On top of volunteering at the Social Adjustment and Bullying Prevention Lab, she is helping around at BUTV’s pop show down and at Model United Nations events. She would like to experience working as a clinical psychologist and a film-maker


Claire Lawry

Claire is a junior studying sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is interested in race relations, homelessness, and all aspects of health. In addition to working with the Lab, Claire is the event coordinator for BU’s Undergraduate Sociological Association (BUUSA). In the future, Claire sees herself advocating for humanization through policy change using field research methods. 


IMG_6339Ellery Robinson

Ellery is a sophomore in the School of Education studying severe special education and psychology. In addition to volunteering with the Social Adjustment and Bullying Prevention Lab, Ellery is the treasurer of the Exceptional Educators Club, which strives to promote awareness and acceptance of individuals with disabilities through speakers, discussions, and community service. Ellery is also a member of the School of Education’s Cluster Student Advisory Group. The goal of this group is to increase communication between faculty and students around issues that impact programs within the School of Education. Ellery is also a Big Sister through Boston University’s Siblings Program which partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters to match college students with a child from Dorchester. In the future, Ellery is interested in both teaching students or adults with special needs or doing research in special education.


Yara Tashkandi

Yara(1)Yara is a junior studying Health Science at SAR and Psychology at CAS with a minor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. In addition to volunteering with the Social Adjustment and Bullying Prevention Lab, Yara works as a Peer Mentor for Sargent College and is a Student Advisor at CELOP. She also serves as the Vice President of the BU Saudi Cultural Club. Yara’s interests include advocacy for mental health and sexual health, especially in underrepresented populations.


IMG_1566Angela Wang

Angela is a senior working towards a major in Psychology and a minor in Japanese at the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to volunteering with the Social Adjustment and Bullying Lab, Angela works as a specialty Residential Assistant for Boston University Residential Life and aids students in improving their quality of life within the BU community. She has an interest in understanding more about the factors that negatively impacts the quality of mental health and how we can better improve mental health programs in educational campuses. Her future goals are to pursue a PsyD and perhaps work in the healthcare field. Other than her interest within the healthcare field, she also enjoys photography and was involved in two major magazine publications at Boston University.