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Project Manager

Carnegie Mellon University

B.S. in Psychology with a clinical concentration and minor in Gender Studies, May 2022

Hometown: Austin, TX

Research Interests: Broadly, I am interested in studying research questions among underserved communities, such as racial and ethnic minorities or gender and sexual minorities, in order to expand our understanding of health outcomes beyond populations traditionally used in research (e.g., White, upper/middle class, cis-gendered, educated participants). Particularly, I am interested in understanding the unique factors that contribute to health outcomes among certain social groups (e.g., minority stress, internal stigmatization, community social support), and the contexts in which certain strategies and interventions work best for specific communities. 

Fun Fact: I have a poor sense of smell, so I can eat really spicy food!

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Project Manager

University of Pittsburgh

B.S. in Information Systems, 2015

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Research Interests:  My interest in understanding human resilience is in exploring the multifaceted interplay of beliefs (i.e., mindsets) and contextual factors that alter objective reality; with a secondary interest in adopting interventions that assist in elevating and revealing the existing origin(s) of beliefs. My research interest extends across the domains of health, stress, and social structures.

Fun Fact: I enjoy listening to podcasts, hiking with my dog, frequenting museums, as well as time spent with family and within the community. I disposed of my TV about two years ago and thoroughly enjoy that decision.


STAR Recruitment Lead

Carnegie Mellon University

M.S. in Sustainable Design, 2023

Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA

Research Interests:  environmental impact on psychological and physiological health, including stress, and exploring potential mitigation strategies through design

Fun Fact: I finished my bachelor's degree in psychology, with a human factors focus, before transitioning to a design major



Ruffgers University

Ph.D. in Environmental Studies, June 2020

Nickname: Lab Lab

Research Interests: My one great passion is reducing people's stress through social interaction. I have donated my body via pets and stomach rubs, always for the good of science, countless times. While I focus mainly on relationships and connections, I can also be found researching Pavlovian conditioning, positive reinforcement in the form of blueberries, and the benefits that stem from a good nap in the sun.

Fun Fact: I am regularly dubbed the "most walked dog" in the neighborhood.

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