see Marisa Ann Wakely is a current student in the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences. She is broadly in social psychology, more specifically researching ways to diminishing crime in how poverty areas and reducing bias in the criminal justice system. Previously, she received a B.A in Psychology from George Mason University where she worked on several studies and projects examining the effects of mood and personality on traits such as impulsivity, eating disorders in college aged students, and how social media can affect how an individual perceives themselves. In her spare time Marisa enjoys spending time with her puppy, working with the Special Olympics, and hanging out in downtown Chicago.