JSMF Fellows and PURSUE Fellows

The James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF) Fellows and Preparing Undergraduates for Research in STEM-Related Fields Using Electrophysiology (PURSUE) Fellows work a paid position in addition to earning course credit. For more information on the JSMF Fellowship, look here.

Claire McLam

Claire McLam

Claire McLam is a member of the class of 2022, pursuing a major in psychology and a minor in healthcare studies on the pre-nursing track. After completing an undergraduate degree, she plans to attend graduate school to pursue a master’s in the science of nursing and become a nurse practitioner. Her research interests include ADHD, impulsivity, and reward systems. She is originally from Ridgefield, Connecticut and enjoys playing guitar, singing, and enjoying time with friends and family.

Brianna Charlton

Brianna Charlton

Brianna Charlton is a member of the class of 2022, pursuing a major in Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience and a minor in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies. She plans to become a neurologist, and one day start a nonprofit that raises awareness about mental health amongst underrepresented communities. Brianna is originally from Richmond, VA and enjoys painting and joking around with her friends in her free time.

Students

Our undergraduate students work in the lab for course credit, or as volunteers.

Jasmin Rubiera

Jasmin Rubiera

Jasmin Rubiera, Class of 2023, is pursuing a B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience and a minor in Biology. She is interested in the way the brain influences human behaviors. After graduation, she hopes to attend law school and become an attorney. She is from Chambersburg, PA, and she enjoys music, baking, and spending quality time with loved ones.

Sophie Hardten

Sophie Hardten

Sophie Hardten is a member of the class of 2022, pursuing a double major in psychology and health studies with a minor in Chinese studies. Her research investigates the Other Race Effect using an attentional blink paradigm. Directly after graduation, she plans to engage in a gap-year fellowship working to reduce health disparities. Down the road, she aspires to work in the field of mental health, earning a doctorate in psychiatric advanced nursing practice. Sophie’s hometown is in Minneapolis, MN, but she would like to experience living on the West coast or abroad once she graduates. Outside of the lab, she loves to take walks by the river, try new recipes, and listen to oldies.

Chloë Steckart

Chloë Steckart

Chloë Steckart is a junior majoring in Healthcare, Psychology,  and political Science with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Chloë has been in the lab since the Spring of 2020 and is involved in research examining the Other Race Effect via an attentional blink paradigm. Currently, she plans to pursue a PhD in Health Psychology after graduating. Chloë is from Los Angeles, CA, has two cats, loves being outside (especially biking), and is a surprisingly good bowler. 

Cam Smith

Cam Smith

Cam Smith (Class of 2022) is a senior from Los Angeles, CA, pursuing a degree in Cognitive Science and Psychology with double minors in Healthcare Studies and Dance. She joined the lab in the spring of 2020 and enjoys learning about and researching the connection between clinical neuroscience and cognition. After graduating, she hopes to pursue a Ph.D in Clinical Neuropsychology or Neuroscience. Outside of the lab, she enjoys dancing, rollerskating, and filmmaking.

Pemberley

Pemberley Bukach

With exception of Dr. Bukach, Pemberley has been a part of the lab longer than any current member. She shows up everyday with a positive attitude and spry personality that brings a special element to the lab. She specializes in treats, belly rubs, and light games tug of war.

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