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Area: Combined Program in Education and Psychology
Advisor: Dr. Ioulia Kovelman
Research: I study how diversity in language experiences influence children's academic, socio-cultural, and brain development. I study children who speak multiple languages, such as Spanish-English bilinguals, and children who speak multiple dialects, such as speakers of Standard and African-American dialects of American English.
Area: Joint Program in Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies
Advisor: Dr. Monique Ward
Research: Broadly, I'm interested in gender stereotypes, norms, and socialization. In my current projects, I'm focusing on social media and masculinity, specifically, how male celebrities might be able to facilitate feminist views among boys and young men through sharing feminist messages on platforms like Twitter.
Area: Developmental Psychology
Advisor: Drs. Daniel Keating & Adriene Beltz
Research: I evaluate how self-report, cognitive and fMRI measures of reward processing relate to substance use during adolescence. I also consider how household and community disadvantages impact these behaviors.
Area: Clinical Science
Advisor: Dr. Sherri Olson
Research: My broad interests include the intersections between positive psychology and clinical psychology. Additionally, I am currently exploring early childhood and pre-adolescent predictors of both positive and negative psychological adjustment in emerging adulthood.
Area: Developmental (joint with Social work)
Advisor: Dr. Monique Ward
Research: I study how mainstream media exposure influences how adolescents think about understand gender, race, and romantic relationships
Advisor: Dr. Shinobu Kitayama
Research: My research revolves around the sense of self across time and culture (e.g, how people from different cultures remember their past and imagine their future).
Advisor: Dr. Jacinta Beehner
Research: I study gelada monkeys to understand the mechanisms behind a sexually selected trait.
Area: Personality & Social Contexts
Advisors: Drs. Robin Edelstein & Amie Gordon
Research: I study how differences between romantic partners in personality, beliefs, and social identities influence relationship functioning, and how couples manage these dissimilarities.
Advisor: Dr. Ben Dantzer
Research: I use rodent models to study how environmental factors affect social behavior, specifically the pair bond between monogamous social partners.
Area: Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience
Advisor: Dr. Patricia Reuter-Lorenz
Research: I study the relationship between working memory and episodic memory and how individual differences or cognitive aging may affect that relationship