Stephanie Simone, M.A.
Stephanie is a fifth-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program. Her research interests include investigating modifiable risk factors and ways to promote engagement in dementia risk-reducing behaviors in midlife. She is also interested in early identification of cognitive impairment, as well as exploring interventions to improve quality of life and cognitive functioning in healthy aging and dementia. In her spare time, she enjoys discovering new restaurants or recipes, taking walks along the river, reading, and spending time with her dogs, Tucker and TJ.
Molly Tassoni, M.A.
Molly is a fifth-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program. Her research interests include learning about factors that predict outcome on behavioral or other interventions. Specifically, she is interested in learning how motivation can influence cognition in people with MCI and dementia. She enjoys running, the beach, exploring new parts of Philadelphia and the world, and spending quality time with friends and family, including her husband (Ron), daughter (Callan), cat (Luna), and dog (Huey)!
Sophia Holmqvist, M.A.
Sophia is third-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program. Her research interests include examining relations among neuroimaging/biomarkers, more culturally sensitive measures of cognition and function, and data derived from novel technologies (i.e., wearables) to inform cognitive decline risk and detection in older adults. In her free time, Sophia loves hiking, anything involving the outdoors, painting, and exploring the great food in Philly!
Moira is a first-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program. She went to Temple University for undergraduate (Class of 2020) with a degree in Psychology and minor in Cognitive Neuroscience. Her research interests include testing novel technology to assess and detect cognitive impairment, and understanding how immigration, acculturation, and learning a second language affects memory, cognition, and neuropsychological test performance. In her spare time Moira enjoys traveling to new places, running, reading, and cooking Italian food.
Kimberly is a first-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program. Her research interests include investigating the roles of cognitive functioning and psychological well-being in everyday task performance and quality of life. Specifically, she is interested in how this information can be used to improve methods for early detection and intervention for people at risk for dementia, using novel technologies for such efforts. In her free time, Kimberly loves to cook and explore Philly’s robust food scene, read, and spend time with her Maine Coon Luna!
Marina is the Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab’s research coordinator! She graduated from Temple with a major of Psychology and a minor in Cognitive Neuroscience. Marina was accepted into the 4+1 accelerated master’s program for psychological research at Temple. Her research interests include developing technology mechanisms for dementia intervention. Outside of academia, Marina enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with her friends and family, and considers herself quite the foodie!
Dhruvi is a Temple senior majoring in psychology. Her research interests include everyday functioning impairment in cognitively impaired older adult populations, cognitive aging and the effects of neurodegenerative diseases, as well as the factors that influence it. Outside of research, she enjoys reading, singing, writing creatively and exploring Philadelphia.
Molly is a Temple Junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Cognitive Neuroscience. Her research interests include the effects of neurodegenerative disorders and TBIs, as well as rehabilitation strategies to improve everyday functioning in adults with cognitive impairments. In her free time, Molly enjoys trying out new restaurants in Philadelphia, reading, going to the beach, listening to music, and spending time with her 2 dogs.
Louisa is a Temple senior with a major in Psychology and a minor in Cognitive Neuroscience. Her research interests include cognitive impairments associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and early onset dementia, everyday functioning, and exploring the structure and content of consciousness. In her free time, she enjoys making music, dancing, and adventuring with friends.
Nidhi is a sophomore Biology major on the pre-med track with a certificate in American Sign Language. She took an introductory psychology course during her freshman year that led to her interest in research related to the effects of aging and how to prevent or slow down cognitive decline that occurs due to Alzheimer’s and dementia. Outside of academics, she loves to read thriller novels, watch horror movies, and spend time with family and friends!