Project Coordinators + Research Assistants

BRYANT_picJeneen Bryant

B.A. in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Temple University

Program Coordinator
Budget Manager


Allyson Bisgay 

B.A. in Cognitive Neuroscience with a concentration in Personality & Individual Differences from Washington University in St. Louis

Research Assistant


Arianna Cifone

B.A., University at Albany, State University of New York

Research Assistant

Arianna joined the Mood and Cognition lab as a research assistant in the Fall of 2021. Arianna received her BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her honors thesis focused on racial disparities of undergraduate men regarding attitudes towards help-seeking and psychotherapy. Arianna worked under mentorship of Dr. James Boswell and Adela Scharff, MA, in the Practice-Oriented Research Lab. After graduating, Arianna sought a research assistant position. Her research area interest is particularly with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression, as well as looking at racial disparities. In the next few years, she hopes to be a part of a doctoral program for clinical psychology. In her free time, Arianna enjoys hanging out with friends and family, watching movies, and trying new places to eat.

Carly Flaig

B.S. Psychology, B.A. English Writing – Nonfiction, University of Pittsburgh

Project Coordinator

Carly joined the Mood and Cognition lab as the Project Coordinator in Fall 2021. She attended the University of Pittsburgh, where she received degrees in Psychology and English Writing. While a student at Pitt, she worked under the mentorship of Dr. Jennifer Steel in the Center for Excellence in Behavioral Medicine, studying biobehavioral oncology and anonymous organ donation. Her honors thesis focused on the role of adverse childhood experiences as a predictor of psychosocial and medical complications in cancer caregivers. Broadly, her research interests focus on mood disorders and stress, particularly the connection between stress and other aspects of wellness. She hopes to eventually pursue doctoral study in clinical psychology. In her free time, Carly enjoys yoga, watching movies, spending time with friends, and trying (and failing) to keep her new plants healthy.

Andrew A. Gepty

B.A. Psychology University of Pennsylvania

M.A. Psychology George Washington University

Research Assistant


Jasmine Lam

M.S. in Psychology, University of Oregon

Research Associate
Database Manager