CAARE Lab Graduate Students
I am a doctoral student in the educational psychology program with an emphasis in school psychology. I graduated from Presbyterian College in 2014 with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and a B.A. in Spanish, and I attained my M.A. in Educational Psychology in December 2017. Some of my research interests include disparities in accessing early childhood services, cross-cultural comparisons, mental health literacy, and autism spectrum disorders. I love to travel and to learn about other cultures, and once I graduate, I hope to continue to work with and serve diverse populations.
I am a doctoral student in the Educational Psychology program with an emphasis in School Psychology. I have a Bachelors of Arts degree in psychology from Elon University and a Master of Arts with a concentration in Clinical Psychology from Towson University. My research interests include attention and cross-cultural assessment and intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I enjoy horseback riding and dancing. Once I graduate I would like to work with children with developmental disabilities in a school or clinical setting.
I am a doctoral student in the School Psychology program. I graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2016 where I received my BA in Public Health and minor in Psychology. My research interests include cross-cultural perceptions of autism, assessment, and disparities within early intervention. Once I graduate, I would like to work with children with disabilities in either a school or clinical setting.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
I am a double major in Biology and Psychology emphasizing on neuroscience, and a minor in Spanish. I have had experience with children with Autism through volunteer opportunities as well as an internship in a special education pre-k classroom. I am very interested in community outreach and have served as a member of the executive board for Special Olympics at UGA for two years. I love having the opportunity to research in the realm of Autism, more specifically disparities in accessing special education disability services, as a part of the CAARE lab. In the future, I hope to become a pediatrician and serve as a resource to children and families with Autism as well as other developmental and intellectual disabilities.
I am a Health Promotion and Behavior major with an emphasis in Health Services and a premedical intent. I am involved with volunteering at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center and Compassionate Care Hospice. I am also a member of the UGA Flagline, Go Dawgs! My research interests center around combining the use of eye tracking equipment and impact of cultural influences to study social attention behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorder. In the future, I hope to continue working with children through either pediatrics or obstetrics.
I am a Biological Science major on the pre-med track with a Spanish minor here at the University of Georgia. My interests include pediatric care, helping those with language barriers, and researching or developing effective late-intervention programs for teenagers and young adults with autism in order to decrease stigmas. I am excited to work in the CAARE Lab because the lab gives me an early hands-on experience in the field I’m passionate in. I aspire to become a pediatrician who specializes in autism with my own practice in the future.
Past Team Members
IN LOVING MEMORY:
November 30, 1994 – March 25, 2015
Brianna was an undergrad research assistant in the CAARE lab. She loved working with kids and planned to be a pediatric surgeon. She enjoyed traveling and learning about the world. Brianna was truly a lovely young woman, inside and out. Her vibrancy, kindness, and extraordinary gift for making others feel special will be something that we will miss every day.