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First Years

Zoe Adogli

B.A., Hunter College


Zoe joined the Mood and Cognition Lab as a graduate student in the Fall of 2021. She is an international student from France and came to the US to pursue a degree in Clinical Psychology. She is passionate about the neurobiology of mood disorders and was part of two labs at the New York State Psychiatric Institute that investigated the effects of early life stress on anhedonia and the effects of poor sleep quality on psychopathology. In her free time she enjoys doing jigsaw puzzles and taking long walks with her pup.



Auburn Stephenson

B.A., Boston College


Auburn joined the Mood and Cognition Lab as a graduate student in the Fall of 2021. Auburn received her B.A. in Psychology from Boston College in 2019, where her research focused on how young children think about and react to life’s challenges. Interested in exploring how various cognitive processes impact the development of emotional disorders, Auburn became the full-time research coordinator of the Boundaries of Anxiety and Depression Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, under the direction of Dr. Ayelet Meron Ruscio. During her work as research coordinator, Auburn cultivated a strong interest in understanding the ways in which transdiagnostic factors, particularly repetitive negative thought, contribute to the onset and maintenance of mood disorders. As a graduate student in the Mood and Cognition Lab, Auburn hopes to further her study of cognition across development and examine cognitive risk factors associated with depression onset during adolescence. In her free time, Auburn enjoys running, cooking, listening to podcasts, and exploring new restaurants with her friends and family.

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