Abdullah Marei

Abdullah is a Junior majoring in Psychology. He hopes to attain a Ph.D. in clinical psychology after graduation. Abdullah is interested in the effects of chronic stress and trauma on brain development of adolescents and how that could lead to altered neurobiological and emotional development. Specifically, he is very passionate about researching the unique development of children and adolescents with PTSD. Eventually, he hopes to find ways to prevent and treat trauma-exposed youth and youth with PTSD. After completing his education, he aims to become an ambassador for mental health and normalize therapy in the Middle East as well as reduce racial inequalities in terms of access to therapy and other mental health resources. In his free time, he loves meditating and practicing self-care.