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Behavioral Neuroscience

Laura Agee

Graduate student

Courtney Alexander

Graduate student

Emily Hilz

Graduate student

Julia Martz

Graduate student

Evan Nudi

Graduate student

Krystal Schaar Valenzuela

Graduate student, Schallert Lab

Clinical Psychology

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Scarlett Baird

Graduate student |
CLA 4.600

Education: B.A., Southern Methodist University

Interests: CBT, Exposure Therapy, Determinants of Treatment Adherence, Exercise, Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders, Addiction

Alex Birdsill

Graduate student |
SEA 4.111D

Emily Carl

Graduate student

Education: M.A., Boston University

Julia Chafkin

Graduate student

Adam Cobb

Graduate student

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Justin Dainer-Best

Graduate student

Education: B.A., Haverford College

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Michelle Davis

Graduate student

Education: M.A., Southern Methodist University

Darius Dawson

Graduate student |
SEA 2.314

Education: M.A., San Diego State University

Interests: Ethnic Differences in Substance Use Behaviors; Behavioral Change Mechanisms

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Jolene Jacquart

Graduate student |
CLA 4.600

Education: B.S., The University of Wisconsin - Madison

Interests: Health Behaviors, CBT & Exposure Therapy, Exercise, Mindfulness, the Relaxation Response

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Ellie Shuo Jin

Graduate Student |
512-232-2215 |
SEA 3.426F

Education: B.A., McGill University

Interests: Psychoneuroendocrinology

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Chelsea Kilimnik

Graduate student |
SEA 3.318

Education: M.Sc, Trent University

Interests: Sexual violence, non-consensual sexual experiences and subjective identification, sexual well-being and functioning, sexual self-schemas

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Natalie Kretsch

Graduate student

Education: M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

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Cynthia Lancaster

Graduate student

Education: B.A., Trinity University

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Travis Mallard

Graduate student

Interests: Genetics, alcohol and drug abuse, addiction, externalizing psychopathology

Elise Marino

Graduate student

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Johnna Medina

Graduate student

Education: M.A., Southern Methodist University

Michael Mullarkey

Graduate student |
Seay 4.310

Interests: Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Beliefs About Emotions, Brief Interventions

Stephanie Oleson

Graduate student |
SEA 4.111D

Interests: Vascular mechanisms of cognitive decline; identifying modifiable risk factors for dementia

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Santiago Papini

Graduate student

Education: MA, CUNY-City College

Interests: fear extinction, endocannabinoid system, PTSD, translational animal models, latent growth mixture modeling, machine learning

Megan Patterson

Graduate student

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Rahel Pearson

Graduate student

Education: M.S., The University of Amsterdam

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Derek Pisner

Graduate student

Education: B.A., The University of Virginia

Carey Pulverman

Graduate student |
SEA 3.318

Education: MA, Hunter College, CUNY

Interests: Sexual violence and sexual functioning.

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Leslie Rice

Graduate student

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Amelia Stanton

Graduate student

Interests: Sexual dysfunction, childhood sexual abuse

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Annie Steele

Graduate student

Aliza Stein

Graduate student

Emily Wilhite

Graduate student |
SEA 2.302B

Cognitive Neuroscience

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Mary Abbe Roe

Graduate student |
SEA 2.204B

Education: B.S., University of Rochester

Interests: Developmental disorders, neuroimaging, brain networks, typical and atypical developmental trajectories of executive functions

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Nathaniel Blanco

Graduate student |
SEA 4.120

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Jessica Cooper

Graduate student |
SEA 4.120E

Interests: Decision-making, learning, cognitive aging, depression, category learning, working memory, cognitive training, computational modeling

Damion Demeter

Graduate student

Education: B.F.A Chapman University, M.A. Pacific University

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Guadalupe Gonzalez

Graduate student

Education: B.A., Bethel College

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Nicholas Griffin

Graduate student

Education: B.A., Michigan State University

Hyo Jeong Kim

Graduate student

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Seth Koslov

Graduate student

Education: B.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Remington Mallett

Graduate student

Linnea Marks

Graduate student

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Robert Molitor

Graduate student |
NHB 3.340

Education: B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Interests: Cognitive neuroscience of memory, attention, category learning

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Sharon Noh

Graduate student

Tehila Nugiel

Graduate student

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Derek Pisner

Graduate student

Education: B.A., The University of Virginia

Emily Viehman

Graduate student

Cognitive Science

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Jessie-Raye Bauer

Graduate Student, Booth Lab |
512-471-2055 |
SEA 1.318E

Education: M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: scientific literacy, STEM, causal reasoning, executive function, early childhood education, early intervention

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Justin Busch

Graduate Student, Legare Lab

Interests: causal reasoning, science understanding, reasoning about the supernatural, folk biology

Lydia Crooks

Graduate Student, Gilden Lab |
SEA 5.118E

Interests: embodied cognition, human time perception, philosophy of science / queer science, affect theory

Taylor Mezaraups

Graduate Student, Gilden Lab

Frances Morales

Graduate Student, Legare Lab |

Evan Stein

Graduate student

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Nicole Wen

Graduate Student; Cognition, Culture, & Development Lab (Legare) |
512-232-1289 |
SEA 1.318B

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Cognitive development, cultural learning, social cognition, mechanisms of cultural transmission

Daniel Willard

Graduate Student, Markman Lab

Developmental Psychology

Jessica Jankowitsch

Graduate Student, Langlois Lab

Education: B.S., Carnegie Mellon University

Kelsey Kelley

Graduate student

Haeyeon Lee

Graduate student |
SEA 1.318A

Education: B.A. in Psychology, Seoul National University

Interests: Adolescent social cognitive development; Social/academic stress and health outcomes in adolescence; Sensitivity to social status; Psychological intervention and behavioral change in adolescence

Fortunato Medrano

Graduate student

Brooke Miller

Graduate Student, Woolley Lab

Jenny Nissel

Graduate student

Education: B.A., Yale University

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Joseph O'brien

Graduate student

Education: B.A., North Carolina State University

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Mayra Chantal Ramirez

Graduate student |
SEA 1.318C

Education: B.A., Texas A&M University

Interests: Bilingual language processing and development, learning strategies in early bilinguals and second language learners, dual language education

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Dolly Rojo

Graduate student |
SEA 1.318C

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Social and Cognitive Psychology, Language Development, Language Processing, Spanish-English Bilinguals, Dual-Language Education

Margaret Shavlik

Graduate student

Individual Differences and Evolutionary Psychology

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Kelly Asao

Graduate student |
SEA 3.324B

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Daniel Conroy-Beam

Graduate student

Interests: Evolutionary psychology, mate preferences, mate selection, agent-based modeling

Laura Engelhardt

Graduate student |
512-471-2221 |
SEA 2.204

Education: B.A. Indiana University, M.A. University of Texas at Austin

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Frank Mann

Graduate student |
518-471-3516 |
SEA 3.314

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

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Anna Sedlacek

Graduate student |
7327353911 |
SEA 3.324F (E as of Fall 2016)

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Evolutionary psychology of self-esteem, perceptions of physical attractiveness, religiosity, and much more

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Joy Wyckoff

Graduate student |
SEA 3.324

Education: BA, MA, PhD, University of California Santa Barbara, The College of William & Mary, University of Texas at Austin

Perception, Brain and Behavior

Yoon Bai

Graduate student

Can Oluk

Graduate student

Issac Rhim

Graduate student

Social and Personality Psychology

Amy Arndt

Graduate student

Ashwini Ashokkumar

Graduate student

Ryan Boyd

Graduate student

Interests: language, social processes, behavioral assessment of personality, motivational biases, mental health, computational psychology

Haesung Jung

Graduate student

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Sanaz Talaifar

Graduate student |
SEA 3.426 HA

Interests: identity fusion, group processes, the self, morality, political psychology

Postdoctoral and other Research Personnel

James Ashenhurst

Postdoctoral Fellow, SAHARA (Fromme) Lab |
512-471-7276 |

Education: PhD, UCLA

Jessica Koski

Postdoctoral Fellow, Self Regulation Lab

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Rachel Watson-Jones

Postdoctoral Researcher, Legare Lab; Project Coordinator, Booth Lab |
936-217-2466 |
SEAY 1.214 and 1.308B

Education: Ph.D., University of Oxford

Interests: Cognitive and evolutionary approaches to understanding religion, cultural transmission, social learning, and ritual.

Aiyana Willard

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognition, Culture, and Development Laboratory

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