Lab Alumni

Anima Acheampong ’11 attended the Physician Assistant training program at Desales University, going on to become a clinical nurse in the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is now a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse at Stanford Children’s Health | Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

Abigail Archibald ’15  is working as a clinical research coordinator for the Depression Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Aime Arroyo-Ramirez ’16 is working as an Operations Associate at Collective Health.

David Bales ’15 is a medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College.

Madeleine Barclay (Blue Lab Coordinator 2015-2017) is a student in the Doctorate of Audiology program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ilona Bass (Joint Lab Coordinator 2014-2015)  is a doctoral student at Rutgers University – Newark, working with Dr. Elizabeth Bonawitz in the Computational Cognitive Development Lab.

Talia Berkowitz (Blue Lab Coordinator 2010-2012) completed her PhD in Developmental Psychology at the University of Chicago and is now working there as a postdoctoral scholar.

Isabel Bernstein ’13 is working as a field assistant for the Tokai Baboon Research Project in Table Mountain National Park near Cape Town, South Africa.

Srotoshini (Asha) Bhalobasha ’14

Keera Bhandari ’08 (MA ’09) worked as a Physician Assistant at Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven. Keera is currently an Adjunct Professor at Quinnipiac University.

Esha Bhandari ’20 is a UVA PostBacc Pre-Med student in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Stephanie Blumenstock ’16  worked as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at a high school in Paris, France. She is currently working on her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Queens College CUNY.

Adele Borden ’12 received her M.F.A from USC. Adele is currently working at Participant Media in Los Angeles as a Narrative Assistant.

Liza Bourchtein ’10 is currently a doctoral student at Virginia Commonwealth University studying ADHD interventions and child outcomes.

Kerry Brew ’18 (MA ’19)

Kendall Carr ’19 (MA ’20)

AnjaLi Carrasco ’07 is an Occupational Therapist.

Sophie Charles ’20 is a lab manager in the Social & Moral Cognition Lab at Columbia University.

Elizabeth Chase (Yellow Lab Coordinator 2011-2012) completed her PhD in School Psychology at the University of Oregon. She is currently working at the University of California, Los Angeles for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) as a staff psychologist.

Jenny Chelmow ’19 is a graduate student at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work.

Pierina Cheung (Postdoctoral Fellow 2015-2017) is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Western Ontario.

Deborah Cho ’12 attended graduate school in social work. She is currently working as a Program Manager of Behavioral Health Community Transitions in New York.

Taylar Clark ’19 is currently working as a Clinical Research Assistant at Baystate Medical Center in MA.

Emily Compton ’08 is an intern with Texas Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation.

Sarah Corner ’17 is an analyst at Third Bridge Group Limited.

Sara Dean ’17 is a Senior Research Assistant in Bethesda, Maryland.

Taylor Deloach ’13 worked as a Teacher Resident with the Match Teacher Residency Program in Boston, MA. She is currently the Dean of Culture at Alma Del Mar Charter School.

Nick DeWind ’06 completed his PhD at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University, working with Dr. Elizabeth Brannon. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.

Megan Dolan ’17 is a Kindergarten student teacher at the Alexander Adaire School in the greater Philadelphia area. She teaches math, literacy, and health.

Lisa Drennan ’09 is a professional volleyball player in Denmark.

Meghan Duberek ’08 is working for a marketing company in Waltham, MA.

Sarah Edelman ’09 (Blue Lab Coordinator 2009-2010) received her M.A from the Mental Health Counseling program at NYU. She is currently working as a licensed psychotherapist in Brooklyn, New York.

Sarah Elgart ’07 is a Registered Nurse.

Jordan Ellman ’17 is pursuing a career in sports marketing, while continuing to develop her education startup initiative for early childhood development.

Meghana Kandlur ’18

Kenneth Feder ’12 is currently working as an epidemic intelligence service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Baltimore, Maryland.

Lauren Feld ’11 is an M.D. and a Gastroenterology Fellow at the University of Washington.

Zoe Feingold ’15  is a graduate student in clinical-forensic psychology at Fordham University working on research related to assessment and treatment of juvenile justice-involved youth.

Jordan Feingold-Link ’17

Joseph Feldblum ’08 is a graduate student in evolutionary anthropology at Duke.

Barry Finder ’09 (MA ’10) is living in Austin and recently finished a semester project at the University of Texas about children’s educational outcomes.

Amanda Fiorentino ’19 

Emery Frick ’18 is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology at Rutgers University.

Jennifer Garcia ’10 (Yellow Lab Coordinator 2010-2011) worked as a Research Assistant at MDRC’s Family Well-Being and Child Development policy area. She now teaches at Success Academy Charter Schools in Brooklyn, NY (with Jillian Roberts ’15).

Emilie George ’13 is working at the New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, conducting research on the long-term cognitive effects of brain surgery. She plans to attend medical school.

Dominic Gibson ’10 is a postdoctoral researcher in the Social Cognitive Development Lab at the University of Washington with Kristina Olson. He received his Ph.D. in Dr. Susan Levine’s Cognitive Development Lab at the University of Chicago.

Nicole Gray ’08 is a student in the Ph.D. program for Applied Social Psychology at Claremont Graduate University.

Margaret Gullick ’07 received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from Dartmouth College before completing a postdoctoral fellow at UT Austin in the Brain Development Lab and at Northwestern University in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. She is now a senior research scientist at the Center for Human Services Research (CHSR) at University at Albany.

Anthony Gutierrez ’15

Amanda Herrera ’10 received her Ph.D in the MOSAIC Lab at Northwestern University, working with Douglas Medin.

Elise Herrig ’10 is attending a Master’s program in Social Work in Boston after having worked as a Research Assistant at the Early Childhood Cognition Lab at MIT.

Jamie Hom ’17 (MA ’18) is an assistant at Elkins Kalt law firm in Los Angeles, CA.

Rebecca Houston-Read ’19 is a Research Assistant at MIT.

Alexander Hoyle ’13 is a PhD student at the University of Maryland’s Computational Linguistics and Information Processing lab, working with Philip Resnik.

Christian Hoyos ’11 received his PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Northwestern University working in the Cognition and Language Lab with Dedre Gentner. He is currently a Senior Scientist in the Human Factors practice at Exponent working to help generate solutions for clients related to human performance & behavior, consumer product safety, and child development.

Gwynne Hunter ’10 is an attorney at California Attorney General’s Office in Sacramento, California. She received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Rachel Jacobson ‘08 is a Litigation Associate in New York, New York. She received her law degree from the University of Michigan.

Phoebe Jones ’08 is working at Georgetown University Hospital in the Dept. of Surgery’s Office of Education.

Shipra Kanjlia ’12 is a postdoctoral researcher at John Hopkins University working with Marina Bedny after receiving her Ph.D. from  Johns Hopkins University.

Emily Kaplan-Levenson ’17 is working as an English language teaching assistant in Spain.

Lindsay Kenney ’12 is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Columbia University.

Madeline Kidd ’14 is an Osteopathic Medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Sona Kumar (Blue Lab Coordinator 2017-2018) is a graduate student at Boston University in the Social Learning Lab working with Kathleen Corriveau.

Ilana Ladis ’17 is a graduate student at the University of Virginia in the PACT Lab working with Bethany Teachman.

Maxine Lai ’17 is a Clinical Research Coordinator and Medical Assistant at DermCare Experts.

Rebecca Lange ’13  is a graduate student and fellow in Dr. Muentener’s Cognitive Development Lab at Tufts University, after having worked as a research assistant with Facing History.

Maya Layne ’20

Julia Leonard ’11 will join the faculty of the Yale University Psychology Department in June 2021. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at UPenn after completing her PhD in Dr. Gabrieli’s lab at MIT.

Ellen Lesser ’15 is conducting research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse as an NIH postbac IRTA fellow.

Sydney Lewis ’14 is a teacher for the NYC Department of Education.

Mattie Liskow ’11 is an Attorney in Family Defense Practice for the Bronx Defenders.

Vivian Liu ’18 is a graduate student in the Cognitive Development Lab at New York University, working with Andrei Cimpian.

Angela Lo ’14 is a graduate student at Tufts University.

Portia Lundie ’14 is a filmmaker and producer in NYC.

Pinzhen Lyu (Louise) ’16 is a Marketing Manager at Artsy.

Kyle MacDonald ’10  is a Research Scientist at McD Tech Labs following a postdoc in the Department of Communication at UCLA and a Ph.D. from Stanford University working with Dr. Michael Frank.

Laura Machlin ’13 is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at UNC Chapel Hill, working with Dr. Margaret Sheridan.

Elaine Maskus ’15  is working as the co-lab manager for the Neurocognition, Early Experience and Development lab at Columbia University, as well as a part time consultant for New Visions for Public Schools.

Olivia Mason ’15 received her Master’s degree from Stanford University in East Asian Studies.

Sonia Max ’17 is currently a nursing student pursuing a Clinical Nurse Leader’s Master’s degree at the University of Maryland.

Natalie May B.A. ’17, M.A. ’18 is a Project Coordinator for the Center for Social Development and Education at UMass Boston.

Mary McAllister ’20

Samantha Melvin ’13 is a doctoral student in Early Childhood Education Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she works at the National Center for Children and Families on projects related to equity in early childhood programs, including coordinating a project on variation in quality across NYC’s Pre-K For All programs.

Opraha Miles ’14 joined Teach for America in Memphis, TN.

Gabriella Montinola ’17  is a Data and Impact Assessment Associate at Teach for the Philippines, where she focuses on evidence-based decision making and measurement.

Carolyn Mortell ’12 is a Senior Account Strategist at Criteo in San Francisco, CA.

Mark Nakhla ’13 received their MD from the College of Medicine at Pennsylvania State University and is now a resident physician at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic.

Julie Neuspiel ’09 is a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at UMass Boston.

Ravenna Neville ’10 is a corporate and securities associate at Pepper-Hamilton law firm. She received her JD from Boston University School of Law.

Laura Nuzzi ’10 is a researcher at the Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston.

Madeleine Oswald ’14 is a doctoral student in Developmental Psychology working in Susan Levine’s Cognitive Development Lab at U Chicago.

Praise Owoyemi ’18 is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology, working with Dr. Annette Stanton at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to her graduate study she was a clinical research assistant in the Technology and Aging Lab and Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program at McLean Hospital, Boston.

John Pacheco ’15 works at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Asthma Clinical Research Center, and plans to attend medical school.

Annie Paladino ’09 worked as a theater artist and the Associate Artistic Director of Akropolis Performance Lab in Seattle, WA. She is currently a strength training coach in Shoreline, WA.

Joanna Paul ’18 is a Research Assistant for the Early Intervention Research Group at Northwestern University.

Hannah Ratner ’20

Sheri Reichelson ’16 (MA ’17) is a Research Manager at Tropic.

Andrew Ribner ’14 is a postdoctoral researcher in the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburg, working with Melissa Libertus. He received his Ph.D in the Neuroscience and Education Lab at NYU Steinhardt.

Jillian Roberts ’15 is an associate teacher at Success Academy Charter Schools in Brooklyn, NY and is working on her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education at Touro College. She works alongside Jennifer Garcia ’10 in Success Academy’s Crown Heights location.

Lisa Sacerio ‘07

Jason Saltiel ’14

Mike Sandwick ’11 is Head of Business Development at Holotech

Rachel Santiago ’12 is a doctoral student in School Psychology at the University of Oregon after spending a year as an AmeriCorps member at City Year Boston.

Simoneil Sarbh ’13

Corey Savereid ’08 is teaching at the Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, MA, and plans to enter graduate school for psychology/counseling.

Joanna Schiffman ’11 received her PhD in the Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology Department at Boston College. She is currently working as a research specialist for U Chicago Stem Education.

Kayla Schlenz ’16  is a Head Resident Advisor at Wesleyan University.

Mariah Schug (Postdoctoral Fellow 2008-2010) is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Widener University. Her research explores the development of intergroup bias (e.g., racial bias) in childhood and how intergroup attitudes are influenced by social and cultural context.

Anna Schwab ’16 

Ariel Schwartz ’12  is a graduate student in Dr. Kramer’s Youth and Young Adult Empowerment, Leadership, and Learning (YELL) Lab at Boston University, after having earned her MS in Occupational Therapy there.

Kaila Scott-Charles ’19 is a doctoral student in Developmental Psychology at the University of Chicago working with Dr. Katherine Kinzler.

Martine Seiden ’11 is teaching at the MATCH Charter School in Boston, MA.

Sarah Seo ’16 is the Lead Kindergarten Teacher at Laureate Academy Charter School.

Elizabeth Shackney ’17  is the Director of Analytics and Research for Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.

Emily Slusser (Postdoctoral Fellow 2010-2012) is an Associate Professor of Child & Adolescent Development at San Jose State University.

Andrew Smith ’08

Sifana Sohail ’18 is a Lab Manager at the Chernyak Social Cognition Lab at the University of California, Irvine.

Ariel Ballinger Starr ’07  is an Assistant Professor  in the Psychology Department at the University of Washington. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Dr. Silvia Bunge’s lab after receiving her Ph.D. in Dr. Elizabeth Brannon’s Lab at Duke University.

Esmé Stern ’18

Tawni Stoop ’15 is a graduate student in the Emotion Regulation Lab at Pennsylvania State University, working with Dr. Pamela Cole.

Jessica Sullivan ’08 is an Assistant Professor in Psychology at Skidmore College. She received her Ph.D. in the Language and Development Lab at UC San Diego, working with Dr. David Barner.

Michaela Swee ’12 is a graduate student in the Adult Anxiety Clinic with Dr. Richard Heimberg at Temple University. Before starting her graduate studies, she worked as a research coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders and the Depression Clinical and Research Program.

Nora Switchenko ’07 completed her medical degree at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. Nora completed her residency and a neonatology fellowship at the University of Utah where she is now an Adjunct Instructor in Pediatrics.

Jessica Taggart (Lab Coordinator 2012-2014) is a doctoral student in Developmental Psychology at the University of Virginia, working with Dr. Angeline Lillard in the Early Development Lab.

Mary Toomey ’17 is an Associate Researcher at the Neuroleadership Institute in the greater New York City Area.

Jessica Tsai ‘07 is an Associate Analyst for Educational Technology at Ovum.

Katie Vasquez ’20 is a lab manager in the Social Cognitive Development Lab at Yale University.

Julia Vermeulen ’14

Binxin Wang ’20

Rachel Warner ’14 is a doctoral student in English and Teaching Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Katie Williams (Yellow Lab Coordinator 2018-2020) is a doctoral student in Developmental Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.

Chenmu (Julia) Xing (Postdoctoral Fellow 2016 – 2019) is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Program at Minot State University. She received her PhD in Cognitive Studies in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Janna Yousef ’20

Eunice Yu ’16

Sonia Zavala ’15 

Alexandra Zax (Yellow Lab Coordinator 2015-2017) is a graduate student in the Child Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Kansas. Her research interests focus on the effects of childhood trauma exposure in immigrant communities. Before beginning her graduate study, she was a research assistant at the National Center for PTSD – VA Boston Healthcare System.

Emma Zoloth ’10 is a clinical psychologist in the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Mood and Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute. She attended the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University.

Allison Zoromski ‘07 is an Assistant Professor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio. She received her PhD in clinical Psychology from Ohio University.