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    Aijia Yao

    Aijia Yao

    Aijia is the Program Coordinator for the Psychology Peer Mentoring Program. As an international student, she feels proud of her hometown, Guangzhou, China. Earned her B.A. in Psychology at Stony Brook, she is now a master’s candidate working in the Lab for Scalable Mental Health, under the supervision of Dr. Jessica Schleider. She also volunteers at the local crisis hotline and strives to provide mental health support to people in need. At leisure, Aijia loves singing and she is a member of Stony Brook Camerata Singers.

    Alexis Whitman

    Alexis Whitman

    Alexis is a senior at Stony Brook, majoring in Psychology (B.S.) with a minor in Chemistry. She is also on the Pre-Medical track and plans on attending Medical School. She plans on pursuing a career in the field of Neurology. She has a special interest in learning about Neuroplasticity, Neurogenesis and Cognitive Disorders. She loves spending time with her dogs and cat and is a huge lover of animals. She is an activist for animal rights and is an advocate for environmentally conscious living. In her free time, Alexis enjoys drawing, traveling, hiking, learning new things and spending time with friends!

    Anna Yefroye

    Anna Yefroye

    Anna is a Psychology major and Creative Writing and Philosophy minor in her senior year. Anna is currently working as a tutor for young students in multiple fields, ranging from math, to writing, to history. In addition to academics, Anna also teaches Art and Music in an effort to expand horizons and to go beyond the limits of verbal communication. Anna’s passion for psychology stems from the desire to instill a strong foundation and support system within communities. Her hobbies include painting, playing piano, reading depressing Russian and French literature, and making bizarre earrings out of clay. Anna is a research assistant in the MACA lab, hoping to learn more about the effects of depression on cognition.

    Anatara Saha

    Anatara Saha

    Antara is a sophomore at Stony Brook, majoring in Psychology (B.S) with concentrations in Biology and Chemistry. She is part of C-STEP, an enrichment program specially targeted to help students of color by diversifying and allowing for better involvement on campus. To gain further experience with statistical research methods, Tara has run her own research project with SPSS Statistics Software. Along with being involved with SB UNICEF and the American Red Cross Club, Tara is also a certified T.A. for the Mindfulness Program.

    She loves cooking, trying out new exotic cuisines with her friends, and listening to Hip Hop, Trap & R&B artists. Tara is big on Street-Wear & Sneaker Culture, and greatly enjoys watching True Crime Documentaries and Police Procedural Shoes such as Criminal Minds and Lucifer . Psychological Thrillers and Horror movies are her favorite genres, as well. Her long term goals and ambitions consist of achieving a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology and conducting research in the latter years of her career.

    Christina Bogdani

    Christina Bogdani

    Christina is a senior at Stony Brook pursuing her Psychology B.S. degree with a minor in Chemistry, in addition to completing her Pre-Medical track requirements. Christina has participated in the Florence semester abroad program where she was able to travel to many European cities and explore various cultures. She has previously been a teaching assistant for CHE 132. She is also a member of Sigma Delta Tau, where she has held the position of Vice President of Five Star and Scholastics and is currently the Vice President of Risk Management. Christina volunteers her time at Huntington Hospital in the surgical department. She plans on continuing onto medical school to pursue her career as a physician. Christina loves to travel, go on runs, and go to the beach.

    Christine Abdool

    Christine Abdool

    Christine is a junior at Stony Brook majoring in Psychology (B.S.) with concentrations in Biology and Chemistry. She is a Research Assistant in Dr. Moyer’s Social Psychology Lab and is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success on campus. She has volunteered at a senior citizen center in Queens, N.Y. and has worked to collect donations for the Doctors Without Borders charity in the past. She loves to read, watch horror/thriller movies, and after graduating, she plans to pursue her Master’s in Psychology.

    Di Wang

    Di Wang

    Di is a senior at Stony Brook University, majoring in Psychology (B.A) with a double major in Sociology. He is a research assistant in two labs led by Dr. Eaton and Dr. Mohanty, focusing on mental disorder classification, measurement, and cognitive interaction. Di is currently working on a review paper about Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for insomnia. He is doing an internship at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Health - Child and Adolescent Services OPD in Putnam Hall. Di is aiming to achieve a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. 

    He loves every water-related event, especially swimming, water polo, canoeing.

    Emily Brooks

    Emily Brooks

    Emily is a senior at Stony Brook double majoring in Psychology (B.S.) and Biology with a specialization in neuroscience. She is a commuter but spends most of her time on campus. While on campus she is a course-based tutor at the ASTC, a clinical research assistant in the ADEPT Lab and is a member of Phi Delta Epsilon Pre-Medical Fraternity. In her free time she loves to listen to music, go to concerts, travel, write, do makeup, go hiking and watch her favorite tv shows. After graduation, she hopes to move on to medical school to become a neurologist.

    Eva QianQian Wu

    Eva QianQian Wu

    Eva is a senior at Stony Brook, double majoring in Biology and Psychology (B.S). She is also on the Pre-Medical track to pursue her interest in medicine. Dogs are her favorites but cats also warm her heart. She likes baking, bullet-journaling and sometimes doing nothing just to maintain the inner peace within herself.

    Huma Babar

    Huma Babar

    Huma is a junior on the premedical track pursuing a BS in Psychology. She is a research assistant for Dr. Moyer and Jackelyn Payne. Their lab focuses on psychosocial issues that surround cancer, medical decision making, and positive psychology. Huma is also a research assistant for the rheumatology department at Cohen Children's Medical Center. She is also a volunteer in the pediatric emergency department at her local hospital. In her free time she loves to read, watch sitcoms (Brooklyn Nine-Nine being her favorite), and spend time with her friends. After graduation Huma hopes to go to medical school.

    Janelle Goodwill

    Janelle Goodwill

    Janelle is a sophomore pursuing a Psychology B.S. with concentrations in Biology and Chemistry and a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is an intern for the LGBTQ* Center and the Event Coordinator of the Psychology Student Alliance. She is also a mentor for the Student Accessibility and Support Center and the Fresh Air Fund in Brooklyn, NY. Janelle loves babies and all things Criminal Minds. Some of her hobbies include yoga, reading, photography, and drawing. In the future, she would like to become a Clinical Psychologist then go on to open her own rehabilitation center and private practice.

    Jonathan Ramos Fernandez

    Jonathan Ramos Fernandez

    Jonathan is a Senior at Stony Brook University, majoring in psychology (B.A.) with a minor in Political Science. He is involved in research in social psychology and politics and is currently working on his honors thesis, which focuses on the relationship between our political affiliations and how we perceive information. In addition to research, he is involved with Psi Chi as their event coordinator, Secretary for the Association of Transfer Students and Volunteers with Red Watch Band educating his peers on info regarding alcohol and drugs. In his free time, he likes to watch theater, workout or try new things when given the chance. He hopes to continue to do some research before going for his PHD in Human Behavior and Designs.

     

    Justin Bae

    Justin Bae

    Justin is a senior at Stony Brook University studying Biochemistry and Psychology (B.S.). He is part of the University Scholars Program, as well as the former vice president of the Korean Student Association. He was also a research assistant for graduate student Marybeth Apriceno, and Professor Levy. As well as a research assistant for the ADEPT Project at the Health Sciences Tower. In his free time, he likes watching sitcoms and other shows, and going out to get some good eats near campus. He also enjoys going hiking occasionally. Currently, Justin is pursuing a medical degree and going to medical school.

    Klarissa Wankel

    Klarissa Wankel

    Klarissa is a Senior at Stony Brook, majoring in Psychology (B.A.) with minors in Health Medicine, and Society and Political Science. She is involved in multiple clubs on campus including: Psychology Student Alliance, Alternative Spring Break Outreach, She’s the First, and Pink Gloves Boxing. Also, she serves as Vice President of Women’s Club Basketball and as the Treasurer of Special Olympics. Off-campus she works as a crisis counselor at Response Crisis Center and as a classroom aide in BOCES Special Education Program. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading, and working out. Klarissa loves working with kids and plans to obtain her Ed.S in School Psychology so she can continue to work with children in the school setting

    Lauren Langman

    Lauren Langman

    Lauren is a junior on the Pre-Medical track double majoring in Biology and Psychology (B.S.) with a minor in Health, Medicine and Society. She is a Research Assistant for the Klein Psychopathology Lab and volunteers at the Stony Brook Hospital in the Patient Education department. Additionally, she is an inducted member of the Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society and treasurer of the National Society of Leadership and Success on campus. She loves hiking, the beach and going to concerts. After graduation she plans on attending medical school.

    Lauren Yoon

    Lauren Yoon

    Lauren is a rising senior majoring in Psychology (B.S.) with concentrations in computer science and biology, and minoring in biology and digital arts. She is a research assistant in Dr. Roman Kotov’s WTC Personality & Health lab and is currently working on her honors thesis, which focuses on the relationship between perceived social support and cognition as mediated by PTSD severity. Outside of research, she is an event coordinator for Korean Students Association, and layout chief for Stony Brook Young Investigators Review, SBU’s undergraduate research journal. She also enjoys volunteering as a Big Sibling for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island. In her free time, she bakes, updates her bullet journal, and attempts to skateboard. After graduation she plans on working in user experience design and research.

    Leah Kusumalayam

    Leah Kusumalayam

    Leah is a senior at Stony Brook majoring in Psychology (B.S) with a concentration in Biology and Chemistry. She is a commuter student but when she is on campus, she spends most of her time at the Recreational center playing intramural Volleyball, or with her friends at the library. She is the event coordinator for the South Asian Student Alliance (SASA) club on campus and works as a physical therapy aide as well. In her free time she loves to go hiking, listen to music, paint, play volleyball, and re-watch all her favorite movies. She hopes to fulfill her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in the future while specializing in working with kids. 

    Michael Shamouil

    Michael Shamouil

    Michael is a Junior at Stony Brook University and is majoring in Psychology (B.S.) with concentrations in Biology and Chemistry. Michael is a Professional Writing minor and a tutor at the Writing Center on-campus. He is part of the Pre-Dental Society and an enthusiastic member of the Charles B. Wang Center Cultural Programming Team. He enjoys teaching and working one-on-one with students, and has had the opportunity to serve as a section instructor for the CHE 133 and CHE 134 laboratory classes during the Summer 2020 term.

    Michael is a native Farsi (Persian) speaker and enjoys making Iranian artwork during his free time. His artwork takes shape in the form of drawings and mosaics and is representative of natural Iranian motifs and symmetric geometric patterns. Michael also enjoys promoting and executing his international campaign which aims to help students in Iran learn English. This is done by conducting long-term, individualized tutoring sessions without any charge to the students.

    Michael plans to attend dental school after graduation with the goal of becoming a dentist.

    Patricia Kozikowski

    Patricia Kozikowski

    Patricia is a senior at Stony Brook majoring in Psychology (B.S.) with concentrations in Biology and Chemistry. She transferred to Stony Brook in her sophomore year and is a commuter student. She hopes to help students just like her in their transition to the university. On campus, she is a member of Psi Chi Honor Society and a research assistant in the Laboratory for Clinical Affective Neuroscience (LCAN) led by Dr. Brady Nelson. Off campus, she enjoys working with children of all ages at Adventureland Amusement Park. Her hobbies include reading, painting, and spending time with her family and friends. In the future, Patricia hopes to continue her education and achieve a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

    Wendy Chen

    Wendy Chen

    Wendy is a senior at Stony Brook University and is a double major in Psychology and

    Sociology (B.A). Wendy is an active Member of the EOP (Education Opportunity Program), working as a Resident Assistant, Writing Teaching Assistant, Psychology Tutor, Sociology Tutor, and a Success Coach. She has also volunteered as a Political Science Research Assistant and currently a Sociology Teaching Assistant. She is passionate about serving her community and participating in philanthropy events. She has held a philanthropy chair position in Sigma Delta Tau. During her free time, she goes on many food adventures and identifies as a foodie. She hopes to get a master’s and Ph.D. in School Counseling and serve as a counselor in underfunded school districts.   

    Rachel Wong

    Rachel Wong

    Rachel is a Senior at Stony Brook University majoring in Linguistics and Psychology (B.A.) along with a minor in Anthropology. She is on the Teacher Preparation track focusing on TESOL. She is a Teaching Assistant in both Linguistics and Psychology classes. As well as being a TA, she holds the Service Chair position in Circle K International. She recently decided to self-teach herself how to play guitar and ukulele. In her free time she likes to watch TV (any show, she watches anything), listen to music, have paint nights, and spend time with friends. After graduation she plans on working as an ESL teacher while working to get her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Development and Childhood Education. If all goes well she might decide to go to Graduate school to get a PsyD.  

    Rakshitha Yelimineti

    Rakshitha Yelimineti

    Rakshitha is currently a junior, double majoring in Psychology(BA) and Sociology. Apart from being a Psychology Peer Mentor, she is also the President of the Psychology Student Alliance, an International Student Peer Mentor and an International Student Ambassador Captain. She also works as a Campus Tour Guide for the Admissions department. In her free time she loves reading (especially thrillers with twisted female characters) and Sleeping.

    After graduating, Rakshitha aspires to get her PsyD in Clinical Psychology and eventually open her own Private practice.

     

    Rena Kitagawa

    Rena Kitagawa

    Rena is a senior majoring in Psychology (B.A.) with a concentration in Sociology. She is on the pre-nursing track, pursuing a BSN after graduation. Apart from being a peer mentor, she is the secretary of the SBU Belly Dancing Team and also spends her time off campus volunteering and working with New York Cares. In her free time, she likes to read, hike, bake, and meditate. She ultimately hopes to become a RN and plans on going for a masters program in anesthesiology to become a CRNA to further her career in the medical field.

     

    Shijie Yu

    Shijie Yu

    Shijie is a junior at Stony Brook, majoring in Psychology (B.A.) with minors in Philosophy and Technological Systems Management. She is a member of the Psi Chi Honor Society, research assistant at Prejudice and Intergroup Relations lab, and business development trainee at China Telecom. Also, she loves to spend time with children so she has volunteered as an educator assistant in different organizations for 4 years. Hopefully she can achieve her goal as being a social psychologist in the future.

     

    Tamia Rowland

    Tamia Rowland

    Tamia is currently a Senior pursuing a B.A in Psychology. She is currently working at Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI), where she cares for people who have Disabilities. She has been working with people with disabilities for six years now. She is a member of the Student African American Sisterhood (SAAS) here on campus. She loves to travel, enjoys nature and food! She hopes to one day work in the field of mental health!

     

    Yaasin Alam

    Yaasin Alam

    Yaasin is currently a Junior majoring in Psychology (BA)  with a minor in Political Science. He is a Research Assistant in the Sociology Department and Center of Behavioral Political Economy. He is involved in several clubs: Muslim Student Association, SBU Red Cross, and Marine Science Club. He and others founded an organization, Students4Students, which is dedicated to promoting mental health for students. Off-campus, Yaasin is a Firefighter and a Crisis Counselor at Response. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, baking, and nature photography.

     

    Yashasvi Bajaj

    Yashasvi Bajaj

    Yashasvi (Avi, for short) is a Senior studying Psychology on the Pre-Medical Track. He has served as a Student Leader for the Peer Mentoring Program for 1 academic year thus far. During quarantine, Yashasvi rekindled his great passion for tennis and found new ones in lifting weights, paying close attention to his health, and maintaining proper nutrition. After he graduates, Yashasvi plans to start a YouTube channel to offer others advice for healthy routines.

     

    Yuan Zhou

    Yuan Zhou

    Yuan is a senior at Stony Brook University, double majoring in Psychology and Applied Mathematics. She is a volunteer in the International Student Association, and she is a member of the Sigma Beta Honor Society. She loves watching movies, playing piano and dancing. After graduation, she aims to achieve Ph.D in developmental psychology in the future.

     

    Zenab Elzamzamy

    Zenab Elzamzamy

    Zenab is a Junior at Stony Brook University majoring in Psychology (B.A) with a concentration in Sociology and a minor in Health, Medicine, & Society. She is a part of the University Scholars Program and is an active member of the Arabic Language and Culture Club, Alternative Spring Break Outreach, and a writer for The Odyssey at Stony Brook. In her free time she likes to workout, hike, play the ukulele, have movie nights with her friends, and spend time with her niece. She is graduating as a Junior and plans on attending graduate school with hopes of pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology.