Selah Mokatish

Selah Mokatish is a fourth-year student at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) majoring in psychology and will be graduating in Spring 2022. Selah is a new research assistant at Dr. Kimberly Kelly’s Child Language Interactions and Memory (CLIaM) Lab through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). She has always been fascinated by how children process and navigate their environments and is especially interested in the impacts of early parent-child interactions on cognitive development. She is interested in engaging in various parts of the research process such as analyzing literature articles and data analyses. Selah also aims to build her time-management, communication, and organization skills through both collaborative and individual work. Outside of CLIaM Lab, Selah serves as the Student Advisory Board for a start-up digital mental health company, Neolth, that aims to provide affordable and accessible mental health care to students. She is also a certified QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper, certified Mental Health Advocate at CSULB, and volunteers for the Crisis Text Line. Upon graduation, she aims to immerse herself into various positions within the psychology field to apply her skills and knowledge to continue serving her community. Selah’s involvement in CLIaM Lab and passion for mental health advocacy makes her a great candidate to support underserved populations as a future pediatric neuropsychologist and researcher. During her free time, she enjoys reading Psychology Today articles and self-improvement books, playing basketball, and taking spontaneous road trips.