Taelor Anderson (Mentor: Aarti Bodas, Psychological and Brain Sciences) is a junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Statistical Methods in CAS. She has been working in BU’s Child Cognition Lab since the beginning of the Spring 2022 semester as an undergraduate research assistant and is super excited to be continuing her work there this summer. Instead of returning home to Boise, Idaho, Taelor will be assisting the Child Cognition Lab in interviewing participants at the Museum of Science to see how young children feel about kids with various health conditions and varying abilities. At BU, she is music director of the Off Broadway Choir and Director of Administration of Delta Delta Delta.

Avery BoldenAvery Bolden (Mentor: Spencer Piston, Political Science) is a currently Senior at Boston University in the school of College of Arts and Science. She is studying political science and is in the BA/MA program. Through the CISS Research Internship, she’ll be working on a research project that focuses on incarceration in Massachusetts.  Avery’s research for her MA will focus on the modern day educational outcomes as a result of the racial housing covenants that existed through the 20th century. Avery’s passionate about community service and participating in research that lends to actionable policy recommendations.

Alex EduarteAlex Eduarte (Mentor: Meghann Lucy, Sociology) is a rising sophomore from Honolulu, Hawaii, majoring in Behavior & Health and planning to minor in Sociology. Through the CISS internship program, she will be researching hoarding, the medicalization of these consumption and accumulation behaviors, and their relation to evictions in the city of Boston. Alex is passionate about the sociology of health, particularly disparities within the U.S. healthcare system and the treatment of mental health issues. In the future, she plans to continue her research in sociology and attend medical school to pursue psychiatry. In her free time, Alex enjoys playing the guitar, painting, and discovering new music to listen to.

Eliana Mugar (Mentor: Charles B. Chang, Linguistics). Eliana is a rising senior majoring in Linguistics and Computer Science and minoring in Film and Television. Through the CISS Research Internship, she will work on the project “Alcohol Intoxication Effects on Language,” examining the effects of alcohol intoxication, a common experience across cultures, on speech production by bilingual language users. Eliana’s interests include computational linguistics, multilingualism/language acquisition, phonetics/phonology, and sociolinguistics. She is passionate about being able to connect the world of digital technology with the humanities. In the future, she hopes to do further research within the fields of computational linguistics and social data analytics while continuing her passion for film.