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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Graduate Student List

Behavioral Neuroscience

Alexandra Garcia

Graduate student

alexandra.garcia@utexas.edu  |  512-232-8191  |  BME 3.506

Evan Nudi

Graduate student

etnudi@gmail.com

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John Valenta

Graduate Research Assistant

john.valenta@utexas.edu  |  512-232-2785  |  ARC 1.240

Interests

  Addiction, Reward, Behavioral Neuroscience, Alcohol, Opioids, Dopamine, Neurobiology and Brain Physiology, Neuropharmacology, Stereotaxic Surgery, Neurochemistry, Immunohistochemistry, Rat Handling, Microdialysis, Conditioned Place Preference, Prepulse Inhibition, Animal Surgery, Rat Models, HPLC-ECD, Nucleus Accumbens, Ventral Tegmental Area, Neuroimmunology, Neuroinflammation

Ryan Will

Graduate student

willrg@gmail.com

Clinical Psychology

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Scarlett Baird

Graduate student

scarlett.baird@utexas.edu  |  CLA 4.600

Interests

  CBT, Exposure Therapy, Determinants of Treatment Adherence, Exercise, Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders, Addiction

Alex Birdsill

Graduate student

acbirdsill@gmail.com  |  SEA 4.111D

Adam Cobb

Graduate student

adamrcobb@yahoo.com

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Jolene Jacquart

Graduate student

jolene.jacquart@utexas.edu  |  CLA 4.600

Interests

  Health Behaviors, CBT & Exposure Therapy, Exercise, Mindfulness, the Relaxation Response

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Ellie Shuo Jin

Graduate Student

ellieshuojin@utexas.edu  |  512-232-2215  |  SEA 3.426F

Education   

B.A., McGill University

Interests

  Psychoneuroendocrinology

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Natalie Kretsch

Graduate student

natalie.kretsch@gmail.com

Education   

M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Elise Marino

Graduate student

emarino@utexas.edu

Michael Mullarkey

Graduate student

michael.mullarkey@utexas.edu  |  Seay 4.310

Interests

  Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Beliefs About Emotions, Brief Interventions

Megan Patterson

Graduate student

mwp241@nyu.edu

Carey Pulverman

Graduate student

pulverman@utexas.edu  |  SEA 3.318

Education   

MA, Hunter College, CUNY

Interests

  Sexual violence and sexual functioning.

Leslie Rice

Graduate student

lrice@utexas.edu

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Amelia Stanton

Graduate student

amelia.stanton@gmail.com

Interests

  Sexual dysfunction, childhood sexual abuse

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Annie Steele

Graduate student

Emily Wilhite

Graduate student

ewilhite@utexas.edu

Education   

Clinical Psychology, University of Texsa at Austin

Cognitive Neuroscience

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Nathaniel Blanco

Graduate student

nathanblanco@gmail.com  |  SEA 4.120

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Jessica Cooper

Graduate student

jessica.cooper@gmail.com  |  SEA 4.120E

Interests

  Decision-making, learning, cognitive aging, depression, category learning, working memory, cognitive training, computational modeling

Hyo Jeong Kim

Graduate student

komury2@gmail.com

Linnea Marks

Graduate student

lrmarks@utexas.edu

Robert Molitor

Graduate student

rjmolitor@utexas.edu  |  NHB 3.340

Sharon Noh

Graduate student

smnoh@utexas.edu

Stephanie Sherman

Graduate Student

ssherman@utexas.edu

Interests

  memory, sleep, circadian rhythms, aging

Evan Stein

Graduate student

estein@utexas.edu

Emily Viehman

Graduate student

evman@utexas.edu

Cognitive Science

Jessie-Raye Bodenhamer

Graduate Research Assistant

jessie.raye@utexas.edu  |  512-471-2228  |  SEA 1.216

Interests

  child development, scientific literacy, causal reasoning, executive function, early intervention, STEM

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Justin Busch

Graduate Student, Legare Lab

justin.ta.busch@gmail.com

Interests

  causal reasoning, science understanding, reasoning about the supernatural, folk biology

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Jennifer Clegg

Graduate Student, Legare Lab

jclegg@utexas.edu

Taylor Mezaraups

Graduate Student, Gilden Lab

taylormez@utexas.edu

Frances Morales

Graduate Student, Legare Lab

frmorales@utexas.edu  |  1.316B

Maria Munoz

Graduate Student, Griffin Lab

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Nicole Wen

Graduate Student, Legare Lab

nicole.wen@utexas.edu

Daniel Willard

Graduate Student, Markman Lab

daniel.fx.willard@gmail.com

Whitney Woodington

Graduate Student, Markman Lab

woodingtonw@utexas.edu

Developmental Psychology

Caitlin Clark

Graduate Student, Bigler Lab

caitlin.clark@utexas.edu  |  Seay 1.212 E

Interests

  development of homophobia and heterosexism, children's attitudes toward sexual minorities, LGBT psychology, feminist psychology

Jessica Jankowitsch

Graduate Student, Langlois Lab

jessjank@utexas.edu

Education   

B.S., Carnegie Mellon University

Gabriel Lopez-Mobilia

Graduate Student, Woolley Lab

glopmob@gmail.com

Brooke Miller

Graduate Student, Woolley Lab

brooke.schepp@gmail.com

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Joseph O'brien

Graduate student

joseph.obrien@utexas.edu

Education   

B.A., North Carolina State University

Mayra Chantal Ramirez

Graduate student

mayrachantal@utexas.edu  |  SEA 1.318C

Education   

B.A., Texas A&M University

Interests

  Bilingual language processing, cognitive mechanisms underlying bilingual language development, learning strategies in early bilinguals and second language learners, dual language education

Bolivar Reyes Jaquez

Graduate Student, Echols Lab

strongboli@aol.com

Dolly Rojo

Graduate student

drojo@utexas.edu  |  SEA 1.318C

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Social and Cognitive Psychology, Language Development, Language Processing, Spanish-English Bilinguals, Dual-Language Education

Stevie Schein

Graduate Student, Langlois Lab

scheinst@utexas.edu  |  SEA 1.318E

Interests

  infant attractiveness, caregiving behavior, negativity bias, affect

Individual Differences and Evolutionary Psychology

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Kelly Asao

Graduate student

kasao@utexas.edu  |  SEA 3.324B

Laura Engelhardt

Graduate student

lauraeng@utexas.edu  |  512-471-1406  |  SEA 4.110

Education   

B.A., Indiana University

Frank Mann

Graduate student

frankdmann@utexas.edu  |  518-471-3516  |  SEA 3.314

Education   

PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Joy Wyckoff

Graduate student

jwyckoff@utexas.edu

Perception, Brain and Behavior

Yoon Bai

Graduate student

yoonbai@utexas.edu

Social and Personality Psychology

Ryan Boyd

Graduate student

ryanboyd@utexas.edu

Interests

  language, social processes, behavioral assessment of personality, motivational biases, mental health, computational psychology

Taru Flagan

Graduate student

taru@utexas.edu

William Fraser

Graduate student

BOFRASER@GMAIL.COM  |  972-345-8769  |  3.426 A

Education   

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Haesung Jung

Graduate student

hsjung@utexas.edu

Stephanie Reeves

Graduate student

slreeves@utexas.edu

Interests

  Social identity threat, stigma, psychological interventions

Sanaz Talaifar

Graduate student

stalaifar@gmail.com  |  SEA 3.426 HA

Interests

  identity fusion, group processes, the self, morality, political psychology

Postdoctoral and other Research Personnel

James Ashenhurst

Postdoctoral Fellow, SAHARA (Fromme) Lab

james.ashenhurst@gmail.com  |  512-471-7276  |  2.302F

Education   

PhD, UCLA
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Rachel Watson-Jones

Postdoctoral Researcher, Legare Lab; Project Coordinator, Booth Lab

watsonjones@austin.utexas.edu  |  936-217-2466  |  SEAY 1.214 and 1.308B

Education   

Ph.D., University of Oxford

Interests

  Cognitive and evolutionary approaches to understanding religion, cultural transmission, social learning, and ritual.

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