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Research Assistants

Spring 2020
Elizabeth Celona (Beth) is currently a junior Psychology major with a minor in Anthropology graduating in May 2020. She is interested in studying the development of eating disorders. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Outside of school, she enjoys fostering cats, painting, baking, and dancing.

Katelyne Krauss is a junior Psychology major. Her research interests include forensic psychology and how it relates to mental health trends in prisoners. After graduation, Katelyne plans to pursue a JD and PhD in forensic psychology in hopes to work with prison reformation. In her free time, Katelyne can be found teaching her students, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Alison Reed is a junior psychology major and is minoring in cognitive neuroscience. She hopes to eventually get her Masters in Clinical Counseling, and go on to work in a pediatric psych unit as an inpatient therapist. She will be graduating in May 2020. In her free time she enjoys watching Netflix, and likes learning new languages.


Macy Danner is a junior psychology major with minors in both cognitive neuroscience and nutrition. Her research interests include forensic psychology and its connections to adolescent development and social influence. After finishing her Bachelor of Arts, Macy plans to continue her education through a graduate criminology program. In her free time, Macy can be found exploring the city or spending time with her friends and family.

Holly Bruns is currently a junior Psychology major with a minor in Cognitive Neuroscience. She plans on continuing her education after graduation towards a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a special interest in the development of eating disorders

Kristina Dale is currently enrolled in the Masters 4+ 1 program at Temple. She graduated in May 2019 with a B.A. in psychology and neuroscience minor. Her research interests broadly include the development of mood disorders in adolescents, and more specifically the mechanisms underlying non-suicidal self injury and the role that those mechanisms play in contributing to comorbidity.

Meghan O’Neil is a senior neuroscience major, graduating in December 2020. After graduation I will be applying to Occupational Therapy school in Philadelphia. My research interests include: Neuroimaging, neuronal plasticity after injury, and developmental disorders. In the future I would like to design my own integrative college program for adolescents and adults with learning and behavioral disabilities.

Barbara Ullman is currently a senior Psychology major with a minor in Criminal Justice graduating in May 2020. She plans to continue her education in Clinical Psychology after graduation. Her interests outside of Psychology involve exploring the outdoors and going to the gym.

Samantha Venuti is a junior psychology major with a minor in cognitive neuroscience. Samantha is interested in mental health counseling and behavioral medicine. She is also interested in treatment of psychopathology in children. She hopes to pursue a PhD in counseling psychology.

Charise Peters is a junior psychology major, and criminal justice minor. Charise is interested in the psychopathology of anxiety and depression and how it relates to interpersonal relationships. After graduating from Temple in May 2020, Charise aspires to go onto graduate school to eventually obtain her PhD and have a career as a forensic psychologist. In her free time, Charise enjoys watching Netflix, writing poetry, and listening to music.

Sara D’Andrea is a junior majoring in Psychology. Her interests primarily include learning more about psychopathology, and the effects of such disorders. In her free time she enjoys playing guitar and painting. In the future, she hopes to broaden mental health awareness and treatment throughout Philadelphia and the U.S.
Monasa Lo is currently a junior majoring in Psychology with a minor in English. She enjoys learning about psychopathology and is currently looking into Childhood Development and Behavior Analysis (ABA). After graduation, she hopes to gain more experience in graduate school. Outside of academics, she enjoys writing stories, composing songs and attempting to draw but mostly focuses on finding a purpose to life and an ailment for longevity.
Alexia Lugowski is currently a junior Psychology major. Her research interests broadly include social, cognitive, and clinical psychology. More specifically, she is interested in memory acquisition and retrieval in children and adolescents, and how the development of certain mood disorders may affect both short-term and long-term memory. After graduating from Temple, Alexia wishes to pursue a graduate degree in Cognitive Psychology. In her free time, she enjoys watching Netflix, playing video games, and taking her dog for walks.

Eva Frendak is currently a senior Neuroscience major with a minor in Anthropology. She is looking to pursue a career in clinical research after graduation, and enjoys spending her free time pursuing creative interests such as music and video editing.

Not Pictured: Jada White and Franco Digiacomo