Laura Smith
Associate Professor of Psychology & Education

Now a professor in the Counseling Psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University, Laura received her BA from the University of Virginia and her Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University. Laura was formerly the Training Director of Pace University's internship program, the Director of the Furman Counseling Center at Barnard College, and the Director of Psychological Services at the West Farms Center in the Bronx. Laura’s research interests include social inclusion/exclusion and emotional well-being, the influence of classism in psychological theory and practice, race/class intersections, and participatory action research (PAR) in schools and communities.

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Randolph Scott-McLaughlin
Team Coordinator

Randolph M. Scott-McLaughlin, II is a fifth-year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Teachers College Columbia University whose research interests include the mental health impact of the judiciary on families and racially marginalized communities.

Laila Abdel-Salam
Team Coordinator

My name is Laila Abdel Salam and I am a second-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at Teachers College. As an Egyptian woman interested social class and participatory action research, Inclab has provided me with the perfect space to explore the intersectionality between mental health, social inclusion and ultimately social justice. 


Team Members

Sarah Alsaidi

Molly Coyne

Jenn Lam

Kamiya Kumar

Megan McGaughey

Courtney McVicar

Divya Robin

Natalija Trojanovic

Maya Williams