Leah McDiarmid

leahLeah is a first year masters student at Eastern Michigan University and is working to complete the Clinical Behavioral Program. She joined the PTG lab as an undergraduate in 2013 and has remained an active part of the research lab since then. Currently, Leah is a part of the Child and Adolescent Psychology Lab under the direction of Dr. Freedman-Doan. Leah is currently examining how complex trauma and parent-child interactions influence problem behaviors (i.e. ODD, hyperactivity, impulsivity). She is also collaborating with the Behavioral Medicine Research Group supervised by Dr. Hoodin and Dr. Byrd. Upon graduation from Eastern Michigan University Leah hopes to continue for a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She plans to pursue a career in both research and clinical work. Leah can be reached at

Aundreah Walenski

aundreahAundreah started her first year of graduate school at University of Michigan this past fall 2016. She is obtaining her masters degree in clinical social work in hopes of becoming a clinically licensed social worker and host psycho-educational workshops for families afflicted with mental illness and utilize posttraumatic growth theory. Aundreah is interested in posttraumatic growth following multiple stressful life events and the power of psycho-education interventions. Aundreah is continuing her research project, The Multitude of Events with Dr. Taku and the PTG lab. Aundreah can be reached at

Geena Osowski

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Geena starts her first year of graduate school at the University of Michigan to obtain her masters degree in social work. Geena plans to work with children and families of children who have been abused and neglected. She hopes to incorporate the theories researched on PTG and resilience in a clinical setting to encourage these individuals to overcome and grow from trauma. In the lab, her focus was on resilience and religion in adolescents and she hopes to continue her work in the lab in the future. Geena can be reached at

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