Graduate Students in Developmental Psychology

Graduate students who entered the program Fall 2015

Graduate students who entered the program Fall 2014

Chase Boyer

Chase recently graduated from Humboldt State University with a B.A. in Psychology and an emphasis on development.  While attending HSU, Chase participated in the Developmental Psychology lab studying preschool children’s ability to learn and understand environment-friendly behavior.  In addition, Chase worked in the Psychometrics lab at HSU, measuring well-being in college students.  Chase’s research interests include family conflict and exposure to family violence in relation to developmental trajectories.  Chase is also interested in the relationship between exposure to violence throughout development and its influence on brain development.

Riley Chu

Riley Chu was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and is an avid 49ers fan. He attended UC Davis and received a B.S. in Human Development. As an undergraduate, he interned in the MARBLES study, investigating the early risk factors of Autism in pregnant mothers. After graduation, Riley assisted Dr. Jae Paik in examining Theory of Mind within Chinese children, as well as being a liaison for the Department of Public Health collecting data from parents for a parental educational program. He also has experience working with children with Autism. Riley’s research interests include impulse control and delayed gratification among children.

Jessica Dow

Jessica graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After receiving her B.A. she spent one year at UCLA working at the Semel Institute’s Aftercare Research Program, an outpatient research clinic. Her past experience includes four years of working as an instructional assistant in special education at Las Virgenes Unified School District in Los Angeles. Here she was trained in ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and worked with preschoolers and elementary school children with special needs. During undergrad she spent time working with Dr. Wolfberg researching children with autism and integrated play groups. Jessica’s research interests include studying children with autism and theory of mind, as well as how technological interventions may be used with children with special needs.

Christina Marquez

Christina received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Chicana/o Studies from the University of California, Davis in 2010. She recently earned a certificate for Counseling and Psychology Professions from the University of California, Berkeley Extension. She has ten years experience working with different aged populations in various educational settings. Notably, she has worked for the Pacific Leadership Institute as a facilitator for eight years and has assumed the responsibilities as the lead research assistant since 2013. Christina has an interest in working with youth populations, specifically in recreational settings. She enjoys traveling and being outdoors, mostly hiking and sailing. Upon completion of her Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology, she plans to continue her education in a ph.D program.

Allie Morford 

Allie graduated from University of Washington with a BA in Psychology. During her undergraduate, she interned at The Incredible Years, an evidence based intervention program for children with conduct disorder. She also volunteered at Project 1,2,3, GO!, which researches children’s development of self-regulation and emotional competence. In between undergraduate and graduate school, Allie worked full time for Genentech as a project coordinator for stage four clinical trials in schizophrenia, stroke and asthma. She also volunteered at Family Life Center, a residential treatment program for adolescent girls. She continues to work part time for Genentech while attending SFSU for her Masters in Developmental Psychology. Allie’s research interests include emotion regulation, parent-child interactions, and childhood anxiety. 

Alyssa Youngquist

Alyssa completed her undergraduate work at CSU Long Beach in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. During her time spent there she worked for five years at a tutoring center for students K-12, as well as volunteering at the Women’s Shelter of Long Beach with children in homes experiencing domestic violence. Before starting her Masters program in Developmental Psychology in 2014, she was a behavior aid for autistic students grades K-3. Alyssa is interested in research concerning adolescent risk taking behaviors as a foundation for developing effective intervention programs. 

Graduate students who entered the program Fall 2013

Lanie Anton

Lanie recently graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Social Sciences and a minor in Psychology.  While attending Cal Poly, Lanie worked with Restorative Partners, a non-profit organization that focuses helping all those impacted by crime. This allowed her work directly with incarcerated juveniles in a mentoring role, and assist them in rehabilitation.  After graduation, she worked with Dr. Gail Goodman in the Developmental Research Lab at UC Davis studying maltreatment in children.  Lanie’s research interests include studying delinquency in adolescence and how it relates to socioeconomic status and ethnicity, as well as parenting styles and attachment.  

Kayla Bowen

Kayla recently graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Psychology.  While attending SFSU, Kayla worked with Jumpstart, an AmeriCorps branch focusing on early education with children of low-income neighborhoods.  It was the first hand experience in the community, combined with an internship at the Gazzaley Neuroscience lab at UCSF that honed her interest for psychological research in development. Kayla is particularly interested in the period of adolescence and brain development.  She is interested in studying how socio-economic status, family relationships and brain development influence goals, motivation and behavior.

Yookyung Lee

Yookyung graduated from Seoul National University (SNU) in Korea with two majors: Psychology and Korean Music Theory, and a minor: Family and Child Studies. She also has completed all coursework for the master’s program in Developmental Psychology at SNU, participating in the several projects including the Relationship between Maternal Characteristics and Child Development, Public Social Services for Children, Social Reference, and Korean Multicultural Family. After she came to Bay Area, she worked as an RA in the Culture and Emotion Lab at Stanford University. She has interests in understanding how early stable relationships play a role in buffering against children’s behavior problems, and how such processes differ across cultures.

Alexandria Sweet

Alexandria graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2012 with a B.S. in Psychology and an emphasis in development.  As an undergraduate she worked with Dr. Gail Heymen at UCSD’s Social Cognition Development lab studying preschoolers’ ability to discern reliable sources of information. She also worked with Dr.Carmen Pulido in the Adolescent Brain Imaging lab studying the neurological effects of adolescent alcohol and drug abuse. Alexandria also has experience as a Behavioral Therapist working with children with Autism and other pervasive developmental disorders. Her research interests include parenting styles, parent- child attachment and social cognition development in early childhood and infancy.  

Jamie Wong

Jamie is a former design professional with a background in art and design.  As a post-baccalaureate she mastered over 100 units of coursework in diverse subjects including child development and child psychology.  Presently, Jamie is working towards her master’s in developmental psychology at San Francisco State University. She is particularly interested in ways the environment influences the child and vice versa.  She believes that early experiences contribute to a foundation in which an individual perceives and interacts with the world.  In addition to her interest in psychology, she appreciates learning a diverse range of subjects and loves animals.  Jamie is a responsible student who approaches learning and growth as a lifelong process.

Graduate students who entered the program Fall 2012

Stephanie ChenWu Gluck

Stephanie Chen

Stephanie graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2008 with a B.A.S in Neuroscience and Psychology. Prior to her graduate study, Stephanie worked at Dr. Katharine Graf Estes' Language Learning Lab where she assisted with research on infants’ language development using statistical cues. Stephanie is currently working with Dr. Jae Paik at the Learning and Development Lab and plans on studying the relationship between Executive Function and Theory of Mind in preschool children of different cultures for her master’s thesis. Her area of research interests includes cognitive development, language development, and cross-cultural research in early childhood.

Louis Cornejo

Louis grew up in Queens, New York, and has been living in San Francisco for six years. Louis' research interests relate to mental health service utilization among ethnic minorities and within the college population. He is curious as to how attitudes about mental health services influences stress experienced by emerging adults. As an undergraduate at SFSU, he has been a research assistant with SF State's Family Interaction Research lab. Louis has presented his research at regional and national conferences. Louis plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. In his spare time, Louis enjoys traveling, skateboarding, and biking around the city.

Kaitlyn Fladeboe

Kaitlyn graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2011 with a B.A. in Psychology. During her time at UCSB, Kaitlyn worked with Dr. Julie Rodgers to complete an honors thesis examining group affirmation as a buffer against discrimination amongst Latinas. Kaitlyn currently works as a research assistant for Dr. Jeffrey Cookston on the Parents and Youth Study, and her personal research interests are in studying the processes of adolescent decision making and risk behavior. In the future, Kaitlyn hopes to continue her education at a developmental or clinical Ph.D. Program.

Susan Mauskopf

Susan graduated from Wake Forest University in 2004 with a B.S. in Business and a minor in Psychology. Susan currently works as a research assistant with Dr. Cookston on the Eating and Divorce Project. Her research interests include the development of the independent sense of self and its relationship to attachment, family context, and psychological dysfunction. Her master's thesis will explore the developmental basis of self-compassion.

Allison O'Leary

Allison graduated from California State Channel Islands with a BA in Psychology in 2011. As an undergraduate, she gained experience in psychological research methods, conference presentations, manuscript writing, and assistant teaching. Allison also has experience working as a Behavioral Interventionist for children diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities. Her professional interests include child and family therapy, parenting and co-parenting, marital conflict, divorce, and family adjustment.  Allison’s research interests include child and adolescent development, parent-child relationships, culture, parental roles, and family dynamics. After obtaining her Master’s degree in psychology, Allison plans to continue her education and become a licensed child and adolescent psychologist.

Graduate students who entered the program Fall 2011

Dannika Maddocks

Danika MaddocksDanika is a former elementary and middle school teacher who is particularly interested in how schools and classrooms can promote students' motivation, resilience, and socioemotional well-being.  Danika graduated from Macalester College in 2004 with a B.A. in Communication and Media Studies, and she earned her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential through the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute in 2008.  At San Francisco State, she has worked in Dr. Paik's Learning and Development lab and has conducted secondary data analyses with her advisor, Dr. Miller.  In the fall of 2013, she will begin a doctoral program in School Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. 

 

Luke Remy

Luke graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2007 with a B.A. in Psychology and Communication.  As an undergraduate, he participated as a research assistant in a lab studying evolutionary psychology and motivation and in a separate lab studying media effects and aggression in children.  At SFSU, Luke has worked in Dr. Cookston’s Family Interaction Research lab, served as an instructor for PSY 111, and has also collaborated with Dr. Wolfberg in the Special Education department.  His master’s thesis focuses on the benefits of exercise-based play in children with autism

 

Candace Rhoads

Candace graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in Psychology in 2011. As an undergraduate, she was a research Candace Rhoadsassistant in three labs: a cognition and neuroimaging lab that studied alzheimer's disease risk in older adults, a child development lab that studied various factors that shape social and emotional development; and a relationship lab that studied religiosity and spiritualism in relationships. Candace's master's thesis focuses on the relationship between the use of gestures and executive function in preschool aged children. Her research interests include typical and atypical cognitive and neurological development. Specifically, she is interested in the relationship between atypical neurological development and cognitive abilities in children with autism.

Raquel Schwab

Raquel graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1998 with a BA in Psychology. Since then, her personal and professional experiences in both learning disabilities and exercise physiology have lead her to her current area of interest which is the impact of exercise on cognitive function. For her thesis, Raquel is investigating the effects of exercise on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

Aggie Wong

Aggie wongAggie graduated from UCLA in 2009 with degrees in Psychology and Sociology. As an undergraduate, she was involved in Dr. Cathy Sandhofer's language development lab. Having worked at UCSF as a research assistant, Aggie wanted to pursue a career in research, specifically in child and language development. While working towards her master's degree at San Francisco State University, she was an instructor for PSY 111 and PSY 171. Her master's thesis focuses on the effects of bilingualism on executive function in preschoolers.

 

The following scholars joined the concentration in 2010

Toi Sin Arvidsson 

In a country rich with opportunities for anyone to become anything they desire, to become social activists who strive for the good of human kind, to become entrepreneurs or artistic spirits who dance to the tunes that touch their heart, how do we best help our new generation of youths equip themselves to fully realize their potentials and find long lasting inspiration that give them a happy and satisfying life?  It is my passion to find the answer of such question. Moving from doing technical work in the profit driven private sector to becoming a counselor at a halfway home and coming in contact everyday with underserved populations opened my eyes to finding what is inspirational to my life.  I am here at SFSU to realize it.  I hope I will help the next generation to find the same.  Toi Sin was accepted to the Ph.D. program in Human Development at Columbia University to begin in the fall of 2012.

Brea Kelsey

Brea graduated from California State University, San Bernardino with a B.A. in Finance in 2005 and from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Psychology in 2010. As an undergrad she worked in a family context lab emphasizing the difference of divorced and intact families, and continues to work in that lab as a graduate student. Her research interest are in family relations and behavioral problems.

Maysa Mohajer

Maysa graduated from the the University of California, Riverside with a B.A. in psychology in 2009. She was a research assistant in three labs: a child development lab that studied parent-child relationships, a child development lab that studied bullying in pre-adolescents, and a personality traits and goal attainment lab. Additionally, Maysa has extensive experience volunteering and tutoring children. Her research interests include parent-child relationships and culture, assimilation and acculturation, personality, gender-typing, and sociometrics. 

Trang Nguyen

Trang graduated in 2007 from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Psychology. Trang has experience working with children with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders at the MIND Institute at the UC Davis Medical Center. She spent lots of time volunteering in preschool classrooms before working in the areas of Mental Health and Disabilities for a Federal preschool program, overseeing social and emotional, language, and over all development assessments and referrals. This job position gave her the motivation to pursue a Master's Degree. Some of Trang's interests are children's social and emotional development, mental health, cognition, social-cultural impacts, and personality research.

Ian Vianu

Ian graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.A. in psychology in  2009. He was a research assistant in two labs: a child development lab where he studied parent child interaction and a cognitive modeling lab where he studied multitasking. Ian has also worked in the mental health field. He held a number of positions working in educational and clinical environments with developmentally disabled adults and children as well as mentally ill adults. His research interests include development of musical ability in children, specifically how perfect pitch develops, music cognition, theory of mind development, and the development of executive functioning.

 

The following scholars joined the concentration in 2009

 

photo of graduating 2011 students

May 2011 graduation

back row - Garrett Jaeger, Gabrielle Lai, Gina O'Neill, Ruchita Patel, Bao Ho

front row - Jeff Cookston

The following scholars joined the concentration in 2008

 

photo of 2010 graduating students

 

The following scholars joined the concentration in 2007

The following scholars joined the concentration in 2006

The following scholars joined the concentration in 2005

CJ DuhCJ Duh

 

Amanda Foster

Elizabeth Johnson

Ryan KellyRyan Kelly

Ryan received his bachelor's degree from Humboldt State in the Spring of 2003. While there, he served in office for Psi Chi and served as director of Community Companions, a program that  assists mental health patients. Since his involvement with psychology, he has worked with various service agencies assisting emotionally delayed adolescents. His research interests include alcohol use during adolescence and emerging adulthood with relationship to parental influences, identity development, identity development related to peer groups, and the transition from adolescence to young adulthood. Ryan went to Auburn University for his PhD to work with Mona El-Shiek.

 

April MoyerApril Moyer

Norma Perez-BrenaNorma Perez-Brena

Christina PeterChristina Peter

 

Scot

Scot Schumacher

Scot received his B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Hayward in 2004.  He is currently fulfilling his field experience requirement as a Teacher Intern at the Child Study Center, and plans to be a Teacher Assistant there for the 2005-2006 school year.  Scot’s general research interests are focused on social and emotional development in early childhood, more specifically in the areas of temperament and the development of guilt.

The following scholars joined the concentration in 2004

Jennifer Becnel

Jennifer received her degree in Psychology from San Diego State University in 2004. Her current interests focus on theory of mind and language. She is currently assisting on a project at the Child Study Center examining language and theory of mind in preschoolers. In addition, Jennifer is a TA for Ted Steiner's undergraduate statistics class and part of Jeff Cookston’s lab.

Greg BonnGreg Bonn

Greg received his BA in East Asian Studies and Economics from Washington and Lee University, spending his junior year in Japan as an exchange student. Professionally, he ran a small business for about ten years and has extensive sales experience. Greg is interested in the neurological substrates of self understanding and affect and their long and short term response and adaptation to social context throughout development. Greg is specifically interested in
mechanisms of attachment formation and their relation to affect regulation and decision making throughout the lifespan.

Scott DeGuzmanScott deGuzman

Scott received his BA in psychology and a minor in Human Development from UC Davis. While there he was a research assistant for both Dr. Richard Robins and Dr. Gail Goodman. He also worked as a caregiver at the Center for Child and Families Studies and as a behavioral tutor for children diagnosed with autism. His primary research interest is in attachment theory throughout the lifespan. Specifically, he is interested in infant-parent attachments, mental representations during emerging adulthood, and close relationships. He is also interested in fathering, parenting and family interactions, close relationships, and the teaching of psychology. He is currently working in both Dr. Jeff Cookston's  and Dr. Sacha Bunge's labs.

Darwin Eustaquio

Darwin received his associate degree in University Studies from Skyline Community College, where he played baseball for 2 years. He then received his bachelor degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University in 2004. At Skyline, he worked as an English writing tutor. At SFSU, he worked as an English, Spanish, and Psychology tutor. As a graduate student at SFSU,
he has been a teacher's assistant for Dr. Waldman's Child Development class and Behavioral Problems of Childhood class. Darwin is currently volunteering in a 3rd/4th grade classroom in South San Francisco and is working part-time as a tutor/mentor in an after school learning center in East Palo Alto. His primary research interests are the reading comprehension of young children, and romantic jealousy. He is also interested in the development of morality. In the near future, Darwin hopes to enroll into a PhD program in Education, or become a Board Certified Educational Therapist with teaching credentials.

Andrea Finlay
Andrea Finlay

Andrea received her BA from UC Berkeley with a focus on the development of language in children. Her current research interests are civic development in ethnic minority and immigrant youth. She is also interested in depression, sex-typing, and language development. She is a member of Dr. Cookston’s lab and is also assisting on a project examining theory of mind and language in preschoolers.

Ryan KellyRyan Kelly

Ryan received his bachelor's degree from Humboldt State in the Spring of 2003. While there, he served in office for Psi Chi and served as director of Community Companions, a program that  assists mental health patients. Since his involvement with psychology, he has worked with various service agencies assisting emotionally delayed adolescents. His research interests include alcohol use during adolescence and emerging adulthood with relationship to parental influences, identity development, identity development related to peer groups, and the transition from adolescence to young adulthood.

Joelle LeMoultJoelle LeMoult

Joelle received her bachelor degree in 2001 from UC Berkeley with a major in Economics and a minor in Business. After working in strategy and management consulting for 2 years, she decided her main interest was in the field of Psychology. While completing her Psych prerequisites at San Francisco State she interned at the Child Study Center. She now works in the Stanford Psychophysiology Lab, the Stanford Neuroeconomics Lab, and in Sacha Bunge’s child abuse intervention and attachment lab here at SFSU. Her interests focus around developmental psychopathology with a focus on early attachments and the possibility for intervention. Upon the completion of her MA, Joelle plans to enroll in a PhD program.

Michele QuirinoMichele Quirino

 

Alejandra Rodriguez-LarrainAlejandra Rodriguez-Larrain

Alejandra received her BA in Psychology from San Francisco State University in 2004. Her general research interests center on self-esteem in adolescent females, as well as body image and familial influence. Additionally, she is interested in how media plays a role in self-esteem development.

 

Scot SchumacherScot Schumacher

Scot received his B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Hayward in 2004.  He is currently fulfilling his field experience requirement as a Teacher Intern at the Child Study Center, and plans to be a Teacher Assistant there for the 2005-2006 school year.  Scot’s general research interests are focused on social and emotional development in early childhood, more specifically in the areas of temperament and the development of guilt.

Joyce WongJoyce Wong

Joyce received her B.S. in psychology with a minor in human development from UC Davis. While there, she worked in a memory lab with Dr. Yonelinas and an autism lab with Dr. Sally Rogers and Dr. Sally Ozonoff at the MIND Institute. Her research interests include early language and social development particularly in the case of deficits. She is also developing interests in parent-child play, emotion regulation and attachment. Currently, she is working as a behavioral tutor for Autistic children. Here at SF State, she has worked in Dr. Sacha Bunge's lab. Future interests include continuing her education and getting her PhD in Child Clinical Psychology or going into special education and early intervention programs.

The following scholars joined the concentration in 2003

Jennifer ArterJennifer Arter

Jennifer received her BA in English from UC Berkeley in 1999. Her general research interests center on early childhood emotional development and include attachment theory, temperament, parenting styles, adoptive families and the experiences of children in foster care. She hopes eventually to complete a doctoral degree in clinical or developmental psychology. Upon graduation from SF State, Jennifer joined the PhD program in Psychology at UC-Berkeley.

Matt DelaneyMatt Delaney

Matthew received his BA in Political Theory and American Studies from UC Santa Cruz. After working in nonprofit fundraising to protect the Headwaters old growth forest in Northern California, he worked as a recruiter for a local firm. His most recent position was in valuation with Arthur Andersen. His research interests include planning strategies and goal-oriented behaviors in young children.

Andrew GipsonAndrew Gipson

Andrew received his BA in psychology from Biola University in 1998. His general interests are in learning and cognition as they pertain to language acquisition. In addition to his work at SFSU, he works with children with learning disabilities in the areas of reading, spelling, and reading comprehension. His research interests include the role of the family unit in language acquisition and the effects of developmental disorders on receptive and expressive language.

Kate HeroldKate Herold

Kate received her BA in English literature from UCLA and has since taken community college classes to prepare for the Masters program in developmental psychology. She is interested in language acquisition and development, and how that development affects other forms of cognition. She hopes to eventually use applied research to work towards policy and educational improvements in the public school system. Kate was a member of Linda Juang’s Internet use lab, received her PhD at UC-Santa Cruz in Psychology, and is now faculty at Century College.

Vivien LinVivien Lin

Yunghui (Vivien) Lin earned her BA in both Child Development and Psychology from San Jose State University. Her research interests include cross-cultural parenting, attachment theory, and intervention for prevention of depression and suicide in adolescents, particularly in recent immigrant families. Vivien is a first year graduate student and is currently working with Dr. Linda Juang on her “Chopsticks & Forks” research project. Her academic goals for the upcoming year are involved with several research projects and teaching. She also works with the Chinese- American Mental Health Network, providing referral and support for psychological services targeting the local Chinese-speaking community. Upon graduation Vivien was a clinical research coordinator at UCSF and later became a registered nurse.


Devon McCabeDevon McCabe

 

Annette N'choAnnette N'cho

Annette N'cho-Oguie received her Bachelor's degree from UC Santa Cruz in developmental psychology. As a research assistant, she worked with Dr. Catherine Cooper, a developmental psychologist/researcher at the university. Together, they studied adolescents and observed their differing attitudes towards school. The focus of the study was looking at which children succeeded academically, and which tended to fail. They wanted to research what specific experiences meant to them as a whole, and how these experiences played a part in their academic success and/or failure. Her future goals include working inside schools as a counselor/mentor helping young students recognize their strengths, and to play a part in their own educational success!

Jessie Park

I graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2002 with a B.A. in psychology. In combining my interests, I would like to pursue a graduate degree in developmental psychology with an emphasis on children and the role of culture in constituting development and mediational theories of mind. There are many research areas that intrigue me: bicultural and cross-cultural developmental psychology, and applications of developmental psychology to psychological disorders of childhood. I hope to eventually conduct research on first and second generations in America, and evaluate their unique developmental passage and process. I want to apply such expertise not only to Asian Americans, but also to diverse generations of children who must face the challenge of adapting to the mainstream culture, while trying to uphold and integrate their primary culture.

PoynerJason Poyner

Jason received his B.A. in Psychology from SFSU. At that time, he was on staff with the Community Involvement Center, interned at the Child Study Center, and served as Vice President of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. His interests are in Emotion Regulation, Mood Regulation, interpersonal relationships, and online survey research.

Amber WingfieldAmber Wingfield

Amber graduated from SFSU in May 2003 with a BA in psychology. Excited to fine tune her interests and broaden her horizons in developmental psychology, her research focuses on children and families and how socialization affects children and their self-esteem and self-concept in adolescence and early adulthood. Her future goals are to obtain her Master's Degree and gain more experience in helping people by teaching, research, or clinical practice. Amber subsequently earned her PhD and is now an educational coach at WestEd.

Joanna Prado

Joanna graduated from CSU, Northridge, with a BA in Psychology and a BA in Child Development in 2003. Her current research interests include the impact of child abuse and neglect on adolescence and later adulthood. She would like to specifically look at developmental disorders and cross-cultural differences among victims of sexual abuse. 

The following scholars joined the concentration in 2002

Melike Acar
Melike Acar

Melike received her B.A. from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey in Psychological Counseling and Guidance. Her research interest areas include self-efficacy, self-regulation, achievement motivation in context, and adolescent development in context of family, social class, and culture. Upon graduation, Melike joined a PhD program at UC-Berkeley.

Lisa BatyLisa Baty

 

Scott BowditchScott Bowditch

Scott completed his undergraduate training at San Francisco State University. He obtained a BA in developmental psychology here in 1997. His current research focuses on the immigrant Chinese community and he is designing a study to explore the phenomenon of child cultural brokering (when immigrant children translate for their parents and relatives in grown-up settings) within this group. Other interests include the effects of divorce on children, teaching and survey research. Upon graduation, he joined the PhD program at the University of Hawaii.

Kristy GouldKristy Gould

 

Brianna Heinrich

Brianna received her B.A. in Psychology and her B.S. in Human Development from University of California, Davis.

MorsePeter Morse

Tanya Soohoo Tanya Soohoo

Moin U. SyedMoin U. Syed

Moin received his B.A. in Psychology from SFSU in 2003 and his M.A, in Developmental Psychology from SFSU in 2004. His master’s thesis, titled Birth Order and Personality: A Methodological Study, explored birth order as a research variable and provided a critical analysis of its explanatory power. Moin later obtained a PhD in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz working with Margarita Azmitia. His primary research interests are in identity, with an emphasis on the intersection of personal identity and social identity in adolescence and emerging adulthood, particularly concerning ethnic minority and mixed-ethnic individuals. Moin is presently on the Psychology department faculty at the University of Minnesotta.