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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

Niku Sedarat

Niku is a senior in high school who is immensely passionate about youth and adolescent psychology. Her interest lies in understanding the biopsychosocial processes that underlie emotional regulation in hopes of creating interventions that equip youth with the tools they need to cope with adversity and become emotionally resilient. Outside of the SPARK lab, Niku is an avid mental health advocate and founder of her youth-based mental health organization, Unité, which aims to de-stigmatize mental health and foster emotional resilience in youth communities through increased mental health education, awareness, and resources.