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Mel McDaniel
Undergraduate Student

Mel McDaniel is an undergraduate research assistant in the Early Intervention Research Group. She is a first-year majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with a minor in Psychology. When volunteering for children with special needs, she became interested in childhood development. She hopes to pursue a master’s in behavioral psychology after graduation. Outside of class, Mel is also involved with the African American and Native American student groups, and she enjoys writing music and drawing.


Favorite childhood snack: Girl Scout Cookies

Favorite childhood book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Favorite toy: Her Grandpa’s Hard Hat

Pronouns: She/Her