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Makayla Nichelle Carr (she/her) is a first-year generalist graduate student in the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work. She completed her B.A. in English with a Creative Writing Concentration and African and African American Studies at the University of Arkansas. Her interests include black liberation, mental health, crisis intervention, trauma informed care, and disruption of the School-to-Prison Pipeline of black youth through institutional and community collaboration.


Jonathan Paul Hardinger (he/they) is a first-year graduate student in the School Psychology EdS Program. He completed his B.S. in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. His academic interests include development of inclusive academic environments, cultural responsiveness, and early identification and intervention of children with autism spectrum disorder.



Maesyn Poidomani (she/her) is a graduate student in the School Psychology EdS Program. She completed her B.S. in Brain and Behavioral Science with a Minor in Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University, where she was a research assistant for the Neurodevelopmental Family Lab and involved with the Disability Resource Center. Her academic interests include school mental health and social-emotional learning.



Grace Schultz (she/her) is a graduate student in the Social Work Program. She completed her B.A. in Communication Arts and Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is interested in how restorative justice, mindfulness, and culturally relevant and sensitive practices can be implemented to support student mental health. She believes that all students have a right to feel safe, heard, and understood at school.