The MM Lab currently has 9 Undergraduate Research Assistants:
Rebecca Brinklow-Vaughan is currently a senior at the University of Central Florida majoring in Psychology and will graduate in December 2018. Rebecca loves traveling and learning about different cultures. In addition to her studies at University of Central Florida, she enjoys volunteering in her community and has a passion for working with recovering addicts seeking to establish their recovery. Upon graduating, Rebecca will attend graduate school and earn her Masters of Social Work. Her long-term career goals include becoming an Addictions Therapist and she will seek licensing as an Interventionist.
Jacquelynne Dauk is a senior at the University of Central Florida majoring in Psychology and minoring in Cognitive Science. She is a member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society and a participant of the Honors in the Major program. Her main area of interest would be in the study of abnormal psychology. Cross-cultural as well as forensic psychology are also among her research interests. She intends on earning her bachelors degree in the summer of 2016 and then plans on pursing graduate school. Jacquelynne hopes to obtain a Ph.D in the area of Clinical Psychology.
**Tina Ho is currently a senior at UCF majoring in Psychology and minoring in Statistics. She plans to graduate in the summer of 2019. After graduating, she plans to attend graduate school to earn a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She loves working with children and frequently volunteers to teach and coordinate activities for the children at her church. She is also interested in doing further research in the areas of depression and suicide.
Emily Hynson is currently a Junior at UCF double majoring in Psychology and Health Sciences Pre-Clinical. She plans on graduating in the Spring of 2019 with hopes of attending graduate school for Clinical Psychology. In graduate school, she strives to pursue her Ph.D and in the future open her own private practice. At UCF, she currently is on the Morale team for Knight-Thon. Outside of UCF, she spends her free time working at an Italian ice shop, volunteering, and traveling.
James Langer is currently a senior at the University of Central Florida majoring in Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Sciences. He will graduate in the Spring of 2019 and expects to enroll in a Clinical Psychology PhD program afterwards. In graduate school, he plans to conduct research concerning substance use and abuse. Ultimately, he aspires to pursue a psychology career that includes not only research but teaching and counseling as well. At UCF, James is currently an active member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society and is beginning research on an Honors in the Major thesis through the Burnett Honors College.
Lygia Machado is currently a senior double majoring in Biomedical Sciences and Psychology. She will graduate in the Spring of 2018 and plans on attending medical school afterwards in order to become a future pediatrician. She is the academic director for MedLife UCF and has been interning at a psychiatrist’s office for 5 months. She is a Child Life volunteer at the Nemour’s Children’s Hospital in Lake Nona and helps out every Saturday. She has worked at the new Global UCF facility for a year now and gets to experience first-hand how international students acclimate to a new school and culture, while also providing aid as a front desk specialist for all their immigration questions and needs.
Elizabeth Raatma is currently a sophomore studying Psychology at the University of Central Florida. She plans on pursuing a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology in hopes of one day opening up her own private practice. In her free time, she performs slam poetry and music. She is the treasurer of Project: S.P.I.T., a student organization on campus that creates a welcoming community among young poets and artists.
Fiordaliz Rodriguez is a junior majoring in Psychology, minoring in Writing and Rhetoric, and completing a Behavioral Forensics certificate. She also currently works as a Teaching Assistant at UCF and is enjoying the experience. She plans on graduating in Spring 2019 and wishes to continue gaining experience in research before pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She hopes to eventually work with children and adolescents. Her main focus is child psychopathology but she also has an interest in developmental psychology.