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Lab Alumni

Grad Students and Staff:

Haley Green
 – Haley was the lab manager of the Mood, Emotion, and Development lab from 2018 – 2020. In the fall of 2020, she will begin a clinical psychology Ph.D. program with Dr. Elizabeth Hayden at the University of Western Ontario.

Jennifer Ude – Jennifer was a master’s student in the Mood, Emotion, and Development lab before beginning medical school.

Hee Jung Jeong – Hee was a member of the Mood, Emotion, and Development Lab, and began the clinical psychological science program at Vanderbilt in fall 2019 under the mentorship of Dr. Antonia Kaczkurkin.

Irena Kesselring – Irena was a master’s student in the Mood, Emotion, and Development lab from 2019 – 2021. She is now a clinical research coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth Estes – Elizabeth was the lab manager of the Mood, Emotion, and Development lab from 2020 – 2021. In the fall of 2021, she will begin her Master’s of Social Work degree at the University of Michigan, where she plans to pursue medical social work with infants, young children, and their caregivers.

Resh Gupta, Ph.D. – Resh was a neuroscience graduate student in the Mood, Emotion, & Development Lab from 2020-2021. She will be starting a T32 postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California San Diego in October 2021.


Undergraduate Research Assistants:

Elisabeth Barnett
Matthew Becker – Matthew will begin the Stanford PGSP Psy.D. Program in the fall of 2021.
Hannah Bergman
Leo Brown – Leo will begin an MSW program at the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 2021.
Frank Feng
Spencer Deng – Spencer is currently a research assistant at the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation.
Lindsey Gordon – Lindsey is currently a clinical translational research coordinator at Vanderbilt CIBS Center.
Sophia Kekes-Szabo – Sophia is currently a research assistant in Heckers’ lab at the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital.
Rachel Lichtenfeld
Ameenah McKnight
Sydney Okland – Sydney will begin her social psychology Ph.D. program at University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 2021.
Alexis Pramberger – Alexis currently holds a position in the Youth Villages – Lifeset program.
Joshua Pímentel – Josh is currently a Junior majoring in Human & Organizational Development with minors in Medicine, Health, and Society, and Psychology.
Naomi Watson
Michael West – Michael is currently a research technician at the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine.