CAARE Lab Graduate Students
I am a third-year 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 first year 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.
Visiting Graduate Students
I obtained my BCBA certification and Masters degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University in 2015. I have over 8 years’ experience working with both children and adults with varying developmental and intellectual disabilities in numerous environments, including a psychiatric hospital, home settings, clinics, and schools. I was also Team Leader Behavior Counselor and conducted in-home parent training weekly with parents who abused and/or neglected their children. I have continued working with parents here at Georgia and have created a program for our families at the UGA behavior clinic. I am currently completing my second year in the Ph.D program at UGA and I consult in both schools and at the UGA behavior clinic with both children and adults with disabilities. I am active in presenting both posters and presentations at the annual ABAI conference and other ABA-related conferences. My areas of interest include staff and parent training across various environments and also increasing and improving adult services.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
I am a first-year Biology major and Spanish minor with a pre-medical intent. 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 excited to learn more about eye tracking as well as possible barriers for early intervention. In the future, I hope to become a pediatrician and serve as a resource to children and families with Autism and other developmental disorders.
I am a fourth-year with a double major in Biology (with a Neuroscience emphasis) and English. I was a research assistant in the UGA Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, and I am excited to have joined the CAARE lab. I have worked with children with autism and other special needs through volunteering, internships, and shadowing therapists. I am especially interested in studying how children with autism learn language, and I am eager to learn more about how eye-tracking is utilized to better understand the relationship between autism and joint attention. I plan to attend medical school and pursue either pediatric neurology or developmental pediatrics with a focus in autism.
I am a second year biology premed student here at the University of Georgia. My research interest stems from incorporating neurodiversity into the workforce to equally benefit both the employer and employee. I’m specifically interested in helping those with ASD reach their full academic potential. I’m incredibly excited to work with CAARE this semester and get a grasp for research in general. In the future, I am hoping to go into neurology and work with diagnosis in addition to treatment.
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.