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Research Experience

Mind-Emotion Development Lab, UC Davis

Graduate Student Researcher, 9/22 - current

  • Present research at academic conferences.

  • Prepare literature reviews and analyze data relevant to children’s moral cognition and emotions.

  • Manage undergraduate research assistants and coordinate studies with both children and adults.

Which? London, UK

Products & Consumer Research Intern, 1/20

  • Conducted product research and created editorial content to be published.

  • Analyzed predicted market trends for 2020 and presented a report on relevant trends.

  • Used Data Studio to analyze how Which? compares to similar brands via keyword searches.

Center for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, London

Research Intern, 10 - 12/18

Project: Measuring sensory learning differences between typically developing infants and infants with a sibling diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Input and analyze data using REDCap and conduct literature review on sensory processing.

  • Conduct eye-tracking and EEG data pre-processing and cleaning using NetStation.

Social Development and Learning Lab, Boston University

Research Assistant, 12/16 - 5/20

Projects: Studying the effects of experiences of inequality on cognitive development in children; determining the multifaceted ways in which children learn to define fairness; measuring factors that influence children’s perceptions of their socioeconomic status.

  • Run research studies on volunteers and collect data, both in the lab and in greater Boston area.

  • Input and analyze data using SPSS; manage database of participant contact information.

  • Volunteer for Museum of Science Living Learning Laboratory (2017 – 2020).

Development of Social Cognition (Chernyak) Lab, UC Irvine

Lab Manager, 7/20 - 7/22

  • Lead project design, including programming of stimuli, pre-registration of study analyses and methods, background literature review research, pilot testing, data collection, data analysis and visualization using R, and presentation and documentation of results.

  • Write and manage IRB protocols using adult, child, and cross-cultural studies.

  • Conduct research in both online and in-person environments (e.g., in lab, parks, and museums).

  • Oversee, train, coordinate, and mentor a team of 14 research assistants, grad students & postdocs.

Center for Autism Research Excellence, Boston University

Research Assistant, 06 – 08/19

Project: Eliciting language samples for analysis (ELSA) from children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  

  • Coding speech patterns of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using ELAN.

  • Created an instructional video for at-home assessments and developed a guide for adapting ELSA to different cultures.

Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University

Research Assistant, 06/18 – 03/19

Projects: Investigating the effects of parenting stress on both parenting and child development; measuring effectiveness of a modular approach to therapy on children with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress.

  • Observe and help with exposure therapy for patient sessions; create and organize patient charts.

  • Code therapy sessions to measure clinician’s adherence to the diagnostic manual.

  • Research and organize publications for literature reviews using EndNote.

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