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Jessica Sommerville is an Associate Professor and the Associate Director for the Foundations for Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Competence at the Center for Child and Family Well-Being. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 2002. For more information about her research interests, please click here.
Kayla Upshawis a graduate student in developmental psychology. She graduated in the fall of 2008 from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Psychology.
Arianne Eason is a first-year graduate student. She received a B.S. in Psychology from Yale University in 2012. Her research interests lie at the intersection of social and developmental psychology, more specifically understanding how children process subtle environmental information related to race and interracial interactions. She is also working with Dr. Cheryl Kaiser in the Social/Personality area.
Monica Burnsgraduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Psychology, and she plans to attend graduate school in developmental psychology in the fall. Her research interests include early theory of mind and social categorization.
Monica Dion is a senior at UW. She is currently working towards earning her B.A. in Psychology. She hopes to continue to study in graduate school. She is particularly interested in children's mental health and development.
Miranda Sitch is an undergraduate psychology student at the University of Washington.
Katie Hellerud is a senior at the UW, working toward a BA in Psychology, and is minoring in Education, Learning and Society (ELS). She is interested in attending graduate school for adolescent or adult clinical psychology, or to become a school psychologist. She is also interested in doing Teach for America after graduating. Katie is from Spokane, WA.
Chrissy (Dayeon) Cho is a sophomore at UW and currently a B.S psychology major.
She is interested in autism especially in children.
Jennifer Duffy is an undergraduate senior in the Psychology Department from Gig Harbor, Washington. She is invested in studying infant populations and neurological links to behavior.
Skye Gregory graduated from UW in Spring 2012 with a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in History. She is particularly interested in how human behavior is influenced by cognition and perception. She has considered going to graduate school to become a Mental Health Counselor or going to law school.
Shiyue Zheng is a Chinese international student at UW, working towards a B.S. in Psychology. She is considering going to graduate school and now is figuring out which field of psychology interests her the most.
Lucy Dong is a sophomore at the University of Washington, working towards a B.S. in Psychology. She is particularly interested in developmental psychology and health psychology. In the future she hopes to attend graduate school to earn a PhD in clinical psychology and become a psychologist.
Gabi Goyette is a junior at UW who is expecting to graduate in Spring of 2014. She is currently working towards a B.S. in Psychology, and plans to continue her studies in developmental psychology in graduate school to earn a PhD. She is interested in studying the emotional and cognitive development of teenagers and young adults.
Chelsea DeMoss is an undergraduate psychology student at the University of Washington. She is currently working on her honors thesis project under Dr. Sommerville.
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