Spring 2022 Undergraduate Students
My name is Eden Comer, and I am majoring in psychology. I have previously worked as a children’s music instructor and summer camp counselor and found that I really enjoy working with kids! I’m interested in emotional development in children, and my long-term career goal is to become a child psychologist. In my free time, I like to read, do yoga, and play guitar!
My name is Hannah Curran, and I am majoring in psychology with a certificate in graphic design. I love working with children and am excited to be a part of this team! I am most interested in learning about how external factors in childhood impact the development of psychopathology. In the future, I hope to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology to continue research and eventually practice counseling as well. I also enjoy art, music, running, hiking, and playing the guitar.
Major: Neurobiology & Psychology
I’m majoring in Neurobiology and Psychology along with a certificate in Science Communication. I find neuroplasticity to be very cool, particularly how the brain changes in those who experience disabilities, mental illness, and trauma. I’m also interested in learning more about modern treatments for mental health as well as how research in this field can be translated to obtain real world changes. I enjoy biking, exploring the city, playing the saxophone, and cooking.
Major: Psychology & Human Development and Family Studies
My name is Jiaxin(Jasmine) Li, and I am currently double majoring in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS). I’m interested in how early childhood experiences directly impact an individual’s development and how genetic and environmental factors can interplay to affect the development of child psychopathology. I love golfing and doing group fitness classes with friends in my free time.
I’ve always been interested in the mechanisms of the human brain and want to learn more about human behavior and emotions. I want to be able to use logic and reason to understand the core passions like love, hate, envy, fear, hope, and how these emotions are influenced by external and internal factors starting from infancy.
In my free time, you can find me curled up in a couch, reading a book or exploring the outdoors.
My name is Rachel Rans. I am a junior studying psychology at UW. This is my first time doing research outside of a classroom so I am super excited! I hope to go onto graduate school and then become a therapist for children when I’m older. I enjoy traveling, playing piano, and eating good food!
I am excited to gain research experience and explore topics of child development with this lab. I hope to take what I have learned in my courses about typical and atypical development and apply those theories to the research I will be helping with in this lab. I am majoring in Psychology with two certificates in Health and the Humanities, and Disability Rights and Services. Ultimately, my goal is to go to graduate school for either a master’s in Counseling Psychology or a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. I do have previous experience with children; I currently teach taekwondo to kids in my hometown of Milwaukee, and this summer I will be a teacher to grade school children through the Center for Urban Learning.
In my free time when not running around campus, I love to read (particularly books on psychology, crime, or social justice), practice taekwondo (I am a third-degree black belt in ITF), or watch a good movie.
I am a undergraduate student in my second year. I’m majoring in biology and getting a certificate in Scandinavian studies. I’m interested in learning about the body and also about how the mind impacts development of children. In the future I have aspiration of going to medical school and becoming a physician.
Major: Neurobiology & Spanish
My name is Ellie Thoma, and I’m currently double majoring in Neurobiology and Spanish. I love working with kids, and I’m really interested in learning about children’s resilience and cognitive science in general. I’m excited to be a part of this research team, and I look forward to seeing how we can help implement intervention strategies to support kids in the community. In my free time, you can find me reading a good book, watching Wisconsin sports, or spending time outside with friends.
Major: Psychology & Landscape and Urban Studies
My name is Bingbin Xia, double majoring in Psychology and Landscape & Urban Studies. I’m interested in child emotional developments and psychopathology. I’m also interested in visual reasoning and people’s perception about their living environments.
Elisa Donovan Walker
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