Melissa Engel is a senior majoring in psychology and minoring in science, culture, and society. She is interested in the intersection of physical and mental health, specifically health-related quality of life and risk and resilience factors in children and families. She aspires to work as a clinical psychologist in a pediatric hospital for children with chronic illnesses. She is especially interested in exploring mindfulness-based interventions in both research and clinical work. Melissa is currently a research assistant in a child psychopathology lab at Emory and also works on pediatric psychology research in the Gastroenterology department at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. With a passion for bettering the lives of chronically ill children, Melissa enjoys volunteering at the hospital and working as a camp counselor for kids with type-1 diabetes. Additionally, she serves as the Society of Pediatric Psychology's network campus representative and president of Emory's chapter of Psi Chi.