Staff and Students

Brain lab manager

Alycia Sterenberg Mahon

Education:

  • Ph.D., Evaluation, Measurement, and Research, Western Michigan, University, (in progress)
  • M.M., Music Therapy, Western Michigan University, 2018
  • B.M., Music Therapy, Wartburg College, 2015
  • B.A., Psychology, Wartburg College, 2015

Certification:

  • Board Certified Music Therapist, MT-BC

Research Interests:

  • Memory and Music
  • Musical Mnemonics
  • Qualitative Research - Narrative
  • Mixed Methods

Biography:

Alycia completed degrees in Music Therapy and Psychology at Wartburg College. From there, she completed her internship at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO where she worked on multiple floors including the burn unit and rehab. She then completed a M.M., Music Therapy at Western Michigan University where her thesis explored music-evoked autobiographical memories (MEAMs) in relation to nostalgia and electrodermal activity. She is currently a doctoral student in the Evaluation, Measurement, and Research program at Western Michigan University, learning how to be a methodologist. She has completed training in quantitative design, qualitative design, mixed methods, survey methods, advanced statistics, evaluation theory, and measurement theory. Alycia’s interests include advancing the field of music therapy through research design, evaluation, and measurement.

Graduate Students

Eunice Yung

Education:

  • M.M. Music Therapy, Western Michigan University, (in progress)
  • B.A. Music, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2019

Research Interests:

  • Improvisation and Music Therapy
  • Behavioral Music Therapy
  • Neurologic Music Therapy

Biography:

Eunice is currently in her first year of the Music Therapy Graduate program at Western Michigan University. She completed a B.A. in Music, majoring in clarinet at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as a musical assistant at the Institute for Creative Arts Therapy (HK) with Angel Leung, MT-BC. She joined a variety of volunteers to work with different populations including individuals with mental health disorders, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and children with learning disabilities. Eunice enjoys working with these populations and hopes to continue her understanding of how music impacts them cognitively through research.