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Lorena Aceves

Lorena is from Inglewood, CA, and received her B.S. in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona. She advised by is Mayra Bamaca and her research interests seek to understand how different contexts (family, culture, school) and individual domains (academic competence, intrinsic motivation, and gender) together influence Latino youth's long term academic attainment. 

Email: lqa5151@psu.edu

Penina Backer

Penina is from Baltimore, MD, and received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and her M.S. in HDFS from Penn State. Her advisor is Cindy Stifter. Penina's research interests include early childhood, reactivity and regulation.

Email: pmb203@psu.edu

Liu Bai

Liu Bai is from Beijing, China and received her B.S in Psychology and M.Ed. in Developmental Psychology from Beijing Normal University. Her advisor is Doug Teti. She is interested in parenting, co-parenting and children's emotional development.

Email: liubai@psu.edu

Lizbeth (Libby) Benson

Libby is from Wausau, WI, and received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her advisors are Nilam Ram and David Almeida. Libby's research interests are in Methodology, dynamic systems, intraindividual variability and change, and well-Being

Email: leb237@psu.edu

Summer Braun

Summer is from Jupiter, FL, and received her B.A. from Rollins College. Her advisor is Scott Gest. Summer's research interests involve understanding elementary teachers and the effect they have on students' social and emotional development, and prevention/intervention efforts that promote healthy teachers and students, with particular attention to gender differences.

Email: ssb184@psu.edu

Miriam Brinberg

Miriam (Mimi) is from Blacksburg, VA, and received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her advisor is Nilam Ram. Her reserch area is Methodology.

Email: mjb6504@psu.edu

Brian Calhoun

Brian is from Richmond, Virginia, and he received his B.S. in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and his M.S. in HDFS from Penn State. Brian's advisor is Jennifer Maggs. His research focuses on identifying predictors and consequences of heavy episodic and high-intensity drinking during adolescence and the transition to adulthood.

Email: bhc120@psu.edu

Hye Won Chai

Hye Won is from Seoul Korea and received her B.A and B.S in Political Science and Child & Family Studies, and her M.A. in Child & Family Studies, from Yonsei University. Her advisor is David Almeida. Her interests are in family relationships in late life, and demography and aging.

Email: huc178@psu.edu

Meng Chen

Meng is from Dalian, China. She received her B.A. in Mathematics and Psychology from Smith College. Her advisor is Sy-Miin Chow. She is interested in the area of methodology.

Email: mxc681@psu.edu

Ulziima Chimed-Ochir

Ulziimaa is from Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar. She received her B.B.A from Mongolian University of Science and Technology and M.A in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University. Her advisor is Doug Teti and she is interested in parenting, co-parenting, attachment, emotional availability and parenting interventions focused on at-risk families in developing countries.  

Email: uxc17@psu.edu

Blake Colaianne

Blake is from Latrobe, PA and received his B.S. in Earth Science/Secondary Education from Juniata College and his M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard University. His advisor is Robert Roeser, and he is interested in mindfulness and compassion education for students and teachers.

Email: bac316@psu.edu

Chelsea Dickens

Email: czd171@psu.edu

Sara Freed

Sara is from Mechanicsburg, PA and received her B.S. in Human Developmen and Family Studies from Penn State. Her advisor is Lesley Ross. She is interested in aging and prevention.

Email: syf5079@psu.edu

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Lawrie Green

Lawrie is from Raleigh, NC, and recieved her B.S. in Computational Science & Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her advisor is Max Crowley. Lawrie's interests include prevention and intervention research and evidence-based policy.

Email: lzg5241@psu.edu

Amanda Griffin

Amanda is from Alexandria, VA, and received her B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech. Her advisor is Bo Cleveland. Amanda's research interests are adolescence and behavioral genetics.

Email: amg5435@psu.edu

Anna Hochgraf

Anna is from Durham, NH, and received her B.A. in psychology and public health from the College of William and Mary. Her advisor is Susan McHale. Anna’s research interests include family relationships and the development and prevention of eating disorders and obesity.

Email: akh7@psu.edu

Kyle Husmann

Kyle is from Santa Clara, CA and received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University. His advisor is Tim Brick. Kyle is interested in education, poverty, and special needs.

Email: kdh38@psu.edu

Jinshil Hyun

Jinshil is from Seoul, Korea. She received her BA and MA in Psychology from Yonsei University. Her advisor is Martin Sliwinski. Jinshil is interested in cognitive aging, stress processes, and psychosocial work conditions.

Email: juh283@psu.edu

August Jenkins

August is from Detroit, Michigan. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University, with minors in Cognitive Science and Linguistics, and her M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State. Her advisor is Steffany Fredman. August’s research interests are in the area of minority couples and families. Specifically, she is interested in how racial (e.g., discrimination, racial identity) and spatial (e.g., neighborhood context) factors intersect with individual psychopathology, health, and overall couple functioning among African American couples.

Email: acj5@psu.edu

Linying Ji

Linying received her B. A in English from Guandong University and her M.Ed. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard. Her advisor is Sy-Miin Chow. Linying is interested in methodology and child development.

Email: lzj114@psu.edu

Ni Jian

Ni is from Fuding, China, and received a B.A. in Public Finance and a B. S. in Psychology from Peking University. Her adviser is Susan McHale. Her research interests are development of attachment, emotion regulation, and parenting.

Email: nxj133@psu.edu

Jee Eun Kang

Jee eun is from Seoul Korea and received her B.A in Consumer & Child Studies and Business Administration, and her M.A. in Child Development & Family Studies, from Seoul National University. Her advisor is Martin Sliwinski. She is interested in the social environmental factors that influence middle and older adults' health and well-being.

Email: jxk692@psu.edu

Abigail Keim

Abigail (Abby) is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and received her B.A. in Psychology from Hamilton College. Her advisor is Scott Gest. Abby's reserch interests include peer and teacher relationships in elementary classrooms, English learners and immigrant students, and school-based interventions.

Email: abk5338@psu.edu

Kyler Knapp

Kyler is from Lake Odessa, MI and received his B.S. in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies from Central Michigan University. His advisor is Bo Cleveland. Kyler's research interests include adolescent and young adult wellbeing and identity development across cultures, and prevention/intervention research.

Email: ksk40@psu.edu

Eric Layland

@eric_layland

Eric is from Phoenix, AZ, and received his M.S. in Youth & Family Recreation and B.S. in Recreation Management at Brigham Young University. His advisers are Jennifer Maggs and Bethany Bray. Eric's research interests include the use of innovative methods to understand the etiology and prevention of substance use disparities among people of color and sexual minorities during the transition to adulthood.

Yunying Le

Yunying (Annie) is from Shanhai, China, and received a B.S. in Applied Psychology from East China Normal University and also from Colorado State University. Her advisor is Steffany Fredman. Annie's research interests are in couples and family relationships across the life span.

Email: yxl265@psu.edu

Jungmin Lee

Jungmin Lee is from Seoul, South Korea, and received his B.A and M.A in Psychology from Seoul National University. His research area is methodology, which includes modeling psychological growth in the academic context. His advisors are Peter Molenaar and Sy-Miin Chow.

Email: jzl95@psu.edu

Jacinda Li

Jacinda is from Potomac, MD, and received her B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Her advisor is Jennie Noll. She is interested in the effects of adverse childhood experiences on psychosocial development; trauma-informed intervention and prevention; Mindfulness-based prevention and intervention.

Email: jcl270@psu.edu

Yanling Li

Yanling is from Shandong, China, and received her B.A. and M.A. in Statistics from Renmin University of China. Her advisors are Sy-Miin Chow and Zita Oravecz. Her research interest is methodology.

Email: yxl823@psu.edu

Emily LoBraico

Emily is from Shrewsbury, NJ, and received her B.A. in Psychology from Syracuse University. Her advisor is Greg Fosco. She is interested in the effective use of family-based prevention programs for adolescent problem behavior development, including substance use and aggression

Email: eql5177@psu.edu

Zuoyu "Zoey" Lu

Zoey is from Shenzhen, China, and received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle. Her adviser is Samantha Tornello. She is interested in gender and sexual minority (LGBTQ+) individuals, couples, and families.

Email: zlu@psu.edu

Hio Wa (Grace) Mak

Grace is from Macau and received her B.S in Psychology and M.S. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Macau. Her advisor is Greg Fosco. She is interested in family, peer, and emotional risk factors for adolescent internalizing symptoms and substance use.

Email: gracemak@psu.edu

Griselda Martinez

Griselda is from Los Angeles, CA, and received her B.A. in Psychology and Chicana/o Studies and her M.A. in General Experimental Psychology from California State University, Northridge. Her advisor is Mayra Bámaca. Griselda’s research interests include parent-adolescent relationships, adolescents’ mental health, and academic outcomes.

Email: gxm212@psu.edu

Keiana Mayfield

Kieana is from Richmond, VA, and received her B.A in Sociology from University of Virginia and her MSW from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her advisors are Greg Fosco and Doug Teti. Kieana is interested in interparental relationships, child and adolescent development, family processes, and prevention/intervention.

kmm7001@psu.edu

Devin McCauley

Devin received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Connecticut. His advisor is Gregory Fosco. His research interests include family influences in adolescent social-emotional development, as well as school-based prevention interventions.

Email: dwm23@psu.edu

Aaron Miller

Aaron is from State College, PA, and received his B.S. from HDFS at Penn State. His advisor is Scott Gest. Aaron's research interests are social and emotional development in preschool and elementary children, and motivation achievement in children and adolescents.

Email: amm371@psu.edu

Chelsea Muth

Chelsea is from Morgantown, WV, and received her BA in Anthropology from New York University and her MA in Psychology from University of California, Davis. Her advisor is Zita Oravecz. Chelsea's interests are in well-being psychology and ecological assessment.

Email: cbm5352@psu.edu

Suyong Nah

Suyoung is from Seoul, Korea and received her B.A in Consumer & Child Studies, and her M.A  in Child Development & Family Studies, from Seoul National University. Her advisor is Lynn Martire. She is interested in family caregiving and health in later life.

Email: sxn88@psu.edu

Anneke Olson

Anneke is from Glen Ellyn, IL, and received her B.S in Psychology and B.A. in Sociology from Tulane University. Her advisor is Chad Shenk. Anneke’s research interests include the impacts of child maltreatment and early life stress on biological and psychological development, the mechanisms underlying early adverse experiences and later outcomes, and the development and evaluation of  targeted prevention and intervention programs for vulnerable children and families.

Email: aeo442@psu.edu

 

Lu (Jane) Ou

Lu is from Chengdu, China, and received her B.S. in Mathematics & Applied Math from Zhejiang Univeristy. Her advisor is Sy-Miin Chow. Her research interest is methodology.

Email: lzo114@psu.edu

Daniel Petrie

Daniel is from Oakland, CA, and received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. His advisor is Charles Geier. Daniel is interested in neuroscience, reward processes, and adolescent risk-taking behaviors.

Email: djp67@psu.edu

Wen Ren

Wen is from Nanjing, China and received his B.A. in Statistics and B.S. in Psychology from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. His advisor is Diana Fishbein. Wen is interested in substance use and adolescent risk taking.

Email: wxr37@psu.edu

Nicole Roberts

Nicole is from Pittsburgh, PA, and received her B.A. in Psychology from Westminster College, and her M.S. in Psychology from the University of Bath, England. Her advisor is Charles Geier. Nicole is interested in neuroscience, addiction, and at risk decision making.

Email: njr175@psu.edu

Jacoba Rock

Jacoba is from Spring Mount, PA, and Lyons, CO, and received her M.S.W. (Social Work) degree from the University of Denver. Her advisors are Bo Cleveland and Denni Fishbein. Jacoba’s research interests are adolescence and young adulthood, externalizing behaviors (such as physical aggression and criminality), the impact of childhood trauma, biological and social contributions, and implications for intervention in the juvenile and adult justice systems.

Email: jar77@psu.edu

Patrick Ryan

Patrick (Pat) is from Marshfield, MA, and received his BA in Psychology from Emmanuel College and his M.S. in Neuroscience from Trinity College, Dublin. His advisor is Lisa Kopp. Pat is interested in psychophysiology and emotion regulation.

Email: ppr5047@psu.edu

Carlie Sloan

Carlie is from Grayling, MI, and received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Her advisor is Greg Fosco. Carlie is interested in parental conflict, influences on adolescent adjustment, and family intervention. 

Email: cjs543@psu.edu

Briana Sprague

Briana is from Valley Falls, Kansas, and received her B.A. in Psychology and a methodology minor from the University of Kansas. Her advisor is Lesley Ross. Briana's research interests are in the relationship between physical and cognitive function, and how to implement advanced statistical models to examine these relationships in older adults.

Email: bns142@psu.edu

Ashley Stanford

Ashley is from Crown Point, IN and received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Indianapolis. Her advisor is Lynn Martire. Ashley is interested in the dissemination and implementation of interventions for unpaid caregivers.

Email: axs6110@psu.edu

Jillian Strayhorn

Email: jcs532@psu.edu

Xiaoran Sun

Xiaoran is from Weifang, China, and received her B.S. in Psychology from Zhejiang University. Her advisor is Susan McHale. She is interested in family systems processes and youth adjustment.

Email: xbs5014@psu.edu

Agus Surachman

Agus is from West Java, Indonesia, and received his B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences from Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia and M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Purdue University-Calumet. His advisor is Dave Almeida. Agus’ research interests focus on biopsychosocial mechanisms associated with socioeconomic disparities in health across adulthood.

Email: axs527@psu.edu

Shyuan Ching Tan

Shyuan is from Singapore/Taiwan. She received her MBA from University of Minnesota and her MA in Gerontology from San Francisco State University. Her research interest is in minority older adults’ cognitive health and she is currently working with Dr. Gamaldo.

Email: sxt387@psu.edu

Junyan (Joanne) Tian

Joanne is from Tianjin, China. And she received her M.S in Psychology from Sun Yat-sen University, and M.S. Ed in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development from the University of Pennsylvania. Her advisor is Lesley Ross, and she is interested in cognitive aging and intervention.

jxt717@psu.edu

Sabrina Voltaire

Sabrina is from Cap-Haitien, Haiti, and received her B.S. in Psychology and her M.A. in Human Services from Liberty University. Her advisor is Doug Teti. Her interests include early childhood development and prevention/intervention.

Email stv113@psu.edu

Roisin White

Roisin is from Tipperary, Ireland, and received her B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Neuroscience from Trinity College, Dublin. Roisin's advisor is Lisa Gatzke-Kopp. Her interests include developmental neuroscience, decision-making and psychopathology.

Email: ruw168@psu.edu

Julie Wood

Julie is from Columbia, MO and earned their B.S. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota with minors in mathematics and statistics. Their advisor is Nilam Ram. Julie's interests include quantitative methods for intensive longitudinal data, multiple timescale analysis, and process modeling.

Email: jfw5255@psu.edu

Mengya (Mona) Xia

Mengya is from Wuhan, China, and recieved a B.E. in Computer Science and B.S. in Psychology from Wuhan University. She also received her MEd. in Psychology from Wuhan University. Her advisor is Greg Fosco. Her research interests are family system processes and family relationships.

Email: mxx108@psu.edu

Xiao Yang

Xiao (Wendy) is from Beijing, China, and recieved her B ENG and M ENG, from Tisinghua University, and M.A. in Statistics from Columbia University. Her advisor is Nilam Ram. Wendy's interest is in methodology, specifically, multilevel modeling, differential equation modeling, social network analysis and peer relations.

Email: xfy5031@psu.edu

Kathleen Zadzora

Kathleen is from Brooklyn, NY, and received her B.A. in Psychology/Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame and her M.A. in Educational Psychology from New York University. Her advisor is Scott Gest. Kathleen's research interests are child development, child & family policy, prevention, and intervention.

Email: kmz137@psu.edu

Xutong Zhang

Xutong is from Hebei, China, and received her B.S. in Psychology from Beijing Normal University. Her adviser is Lisa Gatzke-Kopp. Xutong's research focuses on emotion regulation, parenting behaviors, and related psychophysiological mechanisms.

Email: xxz58@psu.edu