Clinical-Disaster Research Center

The University of Mississippi

Undergraduate Students

Emily Gawlik





Emily is a senior majoring in psychology with minors in political science and classics. Her research interests include resilience, meaning in life, and posttraumatic growth in populations affected by disasters and episodes of mass violence. She is also interested in the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments, as well as the ways that practitioners can use technology to enhance diagnosis and treatment.

In addition to the CDRC, Emily also works as an undergraduate research assistant with Dr. John Young in the SITH (Scientific Infusion That Helps) Lab.

Upon completing her undergraduate education, she plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

Calli Holland





Calli is a senior majoring in psychology with a minor in Legal Studies. She plans to attend law school and eventually focus on family law. Calli is interested in the relationship with psychology and law and is researching perceptions of gun regulation and violence on college campuses.

Phoebe Lavin





Phoebe is a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in French. Her current research interests include the intersection between cognitive psychology and law, meaning in life, and resilience.

In addition to the CDRC, Phoebe works in the Cognitive Psychology lab on campus with Dr. Reysen while she works on my thesis about the effects of social pressure on time perception.

After graduation, she plans on attending law school with a focus on international law and human rights.

Courtney Pomfrey





Courtney is a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Disaster Sciences. One of her research interests includes behavioral science in pediatric oncology for children and their caregivers. She is also interested in the life span development of young children with an emphasis on mental health.

Personal circumstances have inspired Courtney to pursue a life-long career in the field of Psychology.

After graduation, Courtney plans to continue her education with Clinical Psychology.