Research Assistants

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Danielle Zube

Danielle is majoring in psychology with a certificate in Childhood and Adolescence Studies and a minor in French. In the lab, she primarily works on the Development of Behavioral Play Therapy study. After her undergraduate degree is completed, she plans to continue on to graduate school, focusing on child clinical psychology.

Ellen Olszewski

Ellen is majoring in psychology with a certificate in Childhood and Adolescence Studies. She works on academic functioning in the School-Age Outcomes in NF1 study, looking closely at the performance of children on the WIAT measures. She presented a poster about academic functioning in school-age children with NF1 at the 2019 UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium. She plans to apply for graduate school in school psychology in the future.

Isabel Crespo

Isabel is majoring in psychology on the pre-medicine track. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she is assisting on the upcoming EEG NF1 study. She plans to prepare for and apply to medical school after receiving her undergraduate degree to practice child and adolescent psychiatry in the future.

Justina Cheng

Justina is majoring in psychology and working towards the Childhood and Adolescence Studies certificate. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she primarily assist on the different NF1 studies such as School-Age Outcomes in NF1 and Attention in Young Children with NF1 studies. After graduating, she plans to go to graduate school for pediatric neuropsychology. In the future, she hopes to be a part of a research team and further explore neuropsychology in children and adolescents.

Marie Enderle

Marie is majoring in education and in psychology. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she works on the School-Age Outcomes in NF1 and Attention in Young Children with NF1 studies. She presented a poster about adaptive functioning in school-age children with NF1 at the UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium in 2018. In the 2019 UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium, she presented a poster about the relation of adaptive functioning with cognitive and executive functioning in school-age children with NF1. She plans to apply for graduate school in psychology in the future.

Madeline Rech

Madeline is majoring in psychology. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she is working on a study of neural substrates of attention difficulties in NF1. She has an interest in working with children in future clinical work and an interest in neuropsychology. Her goal is to attend graduate school in Clinical Psychology.

Nora Reynolds

Nora is majoring in psychology with an interest on neurodevelopment and neurodevelopmental disorders. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she currently assists on NF1 studies such as the Attention in Young Children with NF1 study. She plans to attend graduate school for clinical psychology with an interest in pediatric neuropsychology.

Sophia Salas

Sophia is majoring in psychology and biology. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she is working on the Attention in Young Children with NF1 study and is assisting on the upcoming EEG study for children with NF1. She plans to apply to medical school to pursue pediatric psychiatry.

Sydni French

Sydni is majoring in psychology and working towards a certificate in Childhood and Adolescence Studies as well as a certificate in Autism Spectrum disorders. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she primarily works on the Development of Behavioral Play Therapy study. She presented a poster about the methodology of data collection for the Behavioral Play Therapy study at the 2019 UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium. She plans to apply for graduate school and eventually become a licensed school psychologist.

Past Research Assistants

Elizabeth Sealey

Elizabeth majored in psychology with a certificate in LGBT Studies and graduated from UWM in the summer of 2019. She primarily assisted on the Attention in Young Children with NF1 study and in the upcoming EEG study for children with NF1. After graduation, she plans to go to graduate school for community psychology.

Hannah Doyle

Hannah majored in psychology with certificates in Childhood and Adolescence Studies and Autism Spectrum Disorders and graduated from UWM in the spring of 2019. In the lab, she primarily assisted in the Attention in Young Children with NF1 study. She also assisted on a poster looking at academic functioning in school-age children with NF1 that was presented at the 2019 UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium. She will being graduate school in school psychology at the University of Texas at Austin in Fall 2019.

EJ Miecielica

EJ majored in psychology and graduated from UWM in the spring of 2015. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she works primarily on the Treatment Development of Replays study. EJ began the MSW/Ph.D. Program in Social Work at UWM in Fall 2018.

Emily Anhalt

Emily is majoring in both psychology and Italian studies. She plans to apply to graduate school for clinical psychology. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she works primarily on both the Attention in Young Children with NF1 and School-Age Outcomes in NF1 studies, with her work on the latter presented during the 2018 UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Geethika Pillai

Geethika is an international student originally from India. She is majoring in psychology and plans to apply to graduate school in psychology. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she works on the School-Age Outcomes in NF1 and Attention in Young Children with NF1 studies. She presented a poster at the 2018 UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium and won a best presentation award.

Kate Ray

Kate majored in music and graduated from UWM in the spring of 2018. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she works on the School-Age Outcomes in NF1 and Attention in Young Children with NF1 studies. She plans to apply for graduate school in psychology in the future.

Erin Corrigan

Erin majored in psychology and double minoring in Spanish and environmental science. She plans to graduate in the spring of 2018 and attend graduate school in clinical psychology. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she primarily worked on the School-Ages Outcomes in NF1 study.

Amanda Miller

Amanda is majoring in psychology and completing a Cultures and Communities certificate. She plans to graduate in the spring of 2019. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she worked primarily on the Response Inhibition Training for Children with Williams Syndrome study. Amanda is interested in statistics and plans to attend graduate school for biostatistics.

Emily Ruder

Emily is majoring in biology and plans to graduate in the spring of 2020. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she worked primarily on the School-Age Outcomes in NF1 study. Emily plans to attend medical school and focus on pediatrics.

Application

Are you interested in joining the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab?

We are often looking for strong additions to our team. Becoming a research assistant at the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab is a great way to gain experience for graduate school.  As a member of our team, you will gain knowledge in several aspects of the research process, such as learning library research skills, data entry, management and analysis, observational coding of children’s behavior, operation of video and audio equipment, and learn about the logistics of conducting research with children and families. If you are interested in joining the lab, please review our publications and current research projects to see if our research is a good fit with your interests.

We are looking for motivated undergraduates with strong undergraduate records (generally GPA of at least 3.2 or higher) who can make the following commitments:

* Commit to at least 1 year in the lab, at least 9 hours per week.

* Show up on time for your scheduled time in the lab.

* Communicate in a timely and professional manner with all lab personnel.

* Attend once-a-semester lab meetings

To apply to become a member of the lab, Click Here and email this application to bklein@uwm.edu