Meet our Research Team! 

Trans-ilience: The Transgender Stress and Resilience Research Team includes various undergraduate and graduate students interested in transgender health research. See below to learn more about members of the research team! 

Current Research Assistants

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Terra Wilder Dunn

Terra Wilder Dunn (she/her) is a senior cognitive neuroscience undergraduate at MSU. Terra is interested in sensory processing and decision making but also identity, behavioral, ethical, and political interdisciplinary niches. Terra vaguely enjoys video games and enjoys a variety of music.

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Taylor Anderson

My name is Taylor and I'm a  junior majoring in psychology and minoring in LGBTQ+ studies. I'm from Bay City, MI, where I was previously employed at McLaren's Adult Psychaitric Facility. After my undergraduate degree, I will be attending medical school to study child and adolescent psychiatry. 

Being a part of this team will further my dreams in empowering LGBTQ+ youth and advocating for equality. In my free time, I enjoy serenading my pet cats, Peanut and Blue Cheese.

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Maryam Razzaq

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Maryam Razzaq is currently working on a Graduate Certificate in Medical Neuroscience at Michigan State University, where she recently graduated from with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology.  Her research interests include highlighting barriers transgender and gender nonconforming individuals face with healthcare professionals and how they can be overcome. At the moment, she is working on a study that examines the mental and physical health of trans individuals in different geopolitical locations. In her free time, Maryam enjoys photography, spending time with her friends and family, and obsessing over her cat.

Cyn Brown

Cyn Brown (they/them/their) is a third-year student majoring in Neuroscience & Psychology with a minor in Spanish. Given Cyn’s multifaceted background and diverse skill set, they hope to bring a unique perspective to psychological research. Cyn’s research interests are broad, but presently center on queer and trans health. In their free time, Cyn enjoys spending time with their delightful partner, appreciating and creating art, direct action, ballroom dancing, adventuring, and lusting after menswear they can’t afford.

Kalei Glozier

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Kalei Glozier (he/him) is a first year graduate student in Clinical Science at Michigan State University. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2015 with a BA in Psychology, Sociology, and Women's Studies. Kalei's research interests include sexual behavior, drug and alcohol use, and protective/resilience factors in the trans and gender diverse community. In his free time, Kalei enjoys playing video games, drinking an excess of cold brew, and exploring new cities.

Devon Kimball

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Devon Kimball (she/her) is a first-year graduate student studying Clinical Science at MSU. She graduated from Cornell University in 2016 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. She previously worked as a research coordinator and lab manager at San Diego State University. Her research interests include mental and behavioral health in trans and gender diverse populations, especially among populations with multiple minority identities. In her free time, Devon enjoys true crime podcasts, reading comics, and writing.

Rowan Giffel

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Rowan Giffel (they/them) graduated from Michigan State University in 2019 with a BA in English, an additional major in psychology, and a minor in LGBTQ+ and sexuality studies. They hope to advocate for the LGBTQ+ community through research and art with the focus of many of their projects being on representation, reclamation, and socioeconomic inequalities. In their spare time, Rowan writes and plays instruments.

Past Members

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Kaelan Camp

Kaelan Camp (he/him/his): research team member 2019

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Ash Boss

Ash Boss (they/them/their): research team member 2018-2019

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Nina Brown

Nina Brown (she/her/hers): research team member 2018-2019

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Bella Andrus

Bella Andrus (she/her/hers): research team member 2018-2019

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Zoe Xu

Zoe Xu (she/her/hers): research team member 2018-2019