Research Assistants

Lauren Becknell

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Lauren Becknell is an undergraduate student attending the Georgia Institute of Technology majoring in Psychology. Her most specific interests revolve around the neuroscience of abnormal psychology. After graduation, Lauren plans to go to graduate school to earn a Ph.D. in either social neuroscience or neuropsychology. Outside of class and the lab, Lauren enjoys outdoor recreation sports, especially rock climbing.



Rachel Davis

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Rachel Davis is an undergraduate student in the Honors College at Georgia State University majoring in mathematics with a concentration in statistics. After graduating, she plans to pursue a graduate degree in biostatistics, as she is broadly interested in the application of statistics to public health. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family.



Jody Finch

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Jody Finch is an undergraduate student at Georgia State University majoring in psychology. After graduating, she plans to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology. Jody is broadly interested in psychopathology with a specific interest in internalizing behaviors. In her free time, she enjoys running, martial arts, and spending time with family.



Aviva Gars

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Aviva Gars is an undergraduate student at Georgia State University majoring in Neuroscience. After graduation, she plans to pursue a PhD with a neuroscience-related focus. Aviva is particularly interested in neural correlates of mental illness as well as the neurobiological foundations of personality in both humans and nonhuman animals. Outside of school, she teaches circus arts classes, loves to cook, hike, and spend time with her cat and dog..



Nailah Islam

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Nailah Islam is an undergraduate student in the Honors college pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience. After graduation, she plans to go to graduate school in clinical or forensic psychology. Nailah is broadly interested in psychopathology with a specific interest in externalizing behaviors such as violence and substance abuse. When she’s not studying or tutoring, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.



Esther Park

estherEsther Park is an undergraduate student in the Honors College at Georgia State University pursuing a major in Psychology. After graduation, she plan s to continue her education pursuing a doctoral degree inClinical Psychology. Esther is interested in developmental psychopathology, associated developmental processes, and biological and psychosocial risk factors. In her free time, Esther enjoys exploring new food spots in Atlanta and spending time with her dogs.





Shruthi Polu

ShruthiShruthi Polu is an undergraduate student in the Honors College at Gerogia State majoring in neuroscience. After graduating, she plans to pursue a medical degree. Shruthi’s main interests are the neuroscientific basis of psychopathology. Outside school, she is a Kuchipudi dancer and teaches dance in her free time.