RA Profiles

Aviation Study

Sofia Cannavina:

"Hi! My name is Sofia Cannavina and I am majoring in psychology with interests in cross cultural and cognitive psychology. I plan on attending graduate school after graduation and I am very fascinated by different cultures and how people interact with each other according to the region in which they are located in the world. I have also done a semester abroad to Jönköping, Sweden for 4 months studying for my minor, mass communications. I enjoy going to coffee shops on my free time and traveling to new places and exploring new places around me!"

Annie Guidubaldi:

"Originally from Ohio but a long-time Floridian. I joined TRG because I'd like to gain research experience for my future career, and because I see human factors as a very dynamic discipline that merges my passions for creativity, science, and simulation.  However, I also find passion in swing dancing, costume-making, and game design!"
Isabel Hofmann:
"I’m currently a senior excited to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Human Factors Psychology. I began my research with Dr. Mouloua in the Neurolinguistics laboratory and have since then transferred into the Aviation study, where I have discovered and expanded my interest in automation and cognition. At present I am focusing my research on individual differences between genders. The next steps in my academic career include graduate school, where I am planning on pursuing a Ph.D. in Human Behavior and Design. I enjoy being outdoors, traveling and keeping up with my favorite AI (hey Sophia)."
Ian Hughes:

"I am an undergraduate Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology student. I want to study concepts within Occupational Health and Organizational Behavior in graduate school and am currently in the application process for a Ph.D in I/O Psychology. I enjoy playing guitar, exploring nature trails, listening to new genres of music, and -of course - working within the TRG lab. "
Salim Mouloua:

“I’m currently a Junior in the Human Factors Psychology track.  My present research follows the application of physics and simulation to neurobehavioral indices of performance.  I transferred over from the Neurolinguistics study to the Aviation study, where I’d like to more closely apply simulation and psychophysiology to performance in the skies.  I intend to apply for a Ph.D program in Cognitive Neuroscience after graduation, where I hope to research hybrid BCIs for Neuroergonomics applications. I enjoy long walks on the campus, existential cartoons, and serious (and not-so-serious) games.”
Lorraine Pharmer:

"My name is Rebecca "Lorraine" Pharmer. I'm currently a senior psychology major minoring in cognitive sciences. My research interests include cognitive processes that influence judgement, bias, and behavior. I intend to purse a Ph.D. program in cognitive or social psychology. Outside of my busy school schedule, I enjoy binge-watching The Office and traveling to new cities"
Isabelle Perez:

"Hello, I'm Isabelle. I'm an undergraduate student studying psychology at UCF. I plan on going to graduate school for I/O Psychology. I joined the TRG because I want to build my research skills."

Driving Study


Neurolinguistics Study

Gabriella Fiorino (lab lead):
"My name is Gabriella Fiorino and I am a senior with a double major in Biomedical Sciences-Neuroscience Track and Psychology. My research interests include cognitive neuroscience and neuropathology. I plan to become a researcher and college professor to inspire students to have a love for science! In my free time, I like to read, bake, and play instruments."
Andrea Alfonsi
"Andrea is a second degree-seeking student majoring in Health Sciences. She has a bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Florida and a certificate in Emergency Medical Technician from Valencia College. She started participating in the Neurolinguistics group in the fall of 2018. She currently works as an emergency department technician and plans on applying to medical school upon graduation. She loves drawing, horseback riding, and jogging during her free time."
Eric Bellevue
"My name is Eric Bellevue, and I am a junior with a major in health sciences and a minor in psychology. My research interest are primarily invested with neuroscience and hopefully I will be able to branch into other fields while going forward and eventually pursuing my doctorate. When I have free time I love to read, game, workout and look for new places to eat copious amounts of food.
Fun fact: Starbucks is the way to my heart."
Eagle Bui
"My name is Eagle Viet Bui. I am a first generation Vietnamese American and currently an undergrad at the University of Central Florida. My passion is biology but I always had an affinity for psychological sciences. I am currently double majoring in both. I’m also a Resident Assistant for the dorms here at UCF and am also a mentor for Freshmen through a program called Knight Watch. I am a bilingual who is fluent in English and Vietnamese. In my free time I love playing video games and Dungeons and Dragons with my friend. I also love hiking and fishing. I am afraid of alligators. My dream is pursue a masters in Biology  with a few extra majors and minors. My ultimate goal is to go to Medical school and become a physician."
Stephanie Castelin (lab co-lead):
"Hi! My name is Stephanie Castelin and I'm from Palm Beach Florida. I'm interested in research involving cross-cultural/multicultural psychology from a clinical perspective. After undergrad, I am to attend a Ph.D. program in clinical or counseling psychology. In my free time, I like to hang out with my friends, journal, and play the cello."
Joel Davies
Zamira Feliz:
"My name is Zamira Feliz, I am in my senior year and my major is Health Sciences Pre-Clinical. I love hanging out with my dog, doing hot yoga, and reading books. My plan is to go to Medical school in hopes of becoming a physician. One of my goals is owning a farm with a bunch of animals because why not, they're so cute and fluffy!"
Carolina Geiman:
"Hi, my name is Carolina and I am a senior at UCF. I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I am originally from Argentina. I hope to be a Speech-Language Pathologist. I love learning about language. In my spare time, I like to cook and exercise"
Paola Luigi:
"Hello! My name is Paola and I am from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. I am currently a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology. After graduation, I aspire to attend a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. In my spare time, I like to watch movies, exercise, play board games, and spend time with my friends and family."
Zachary Peart
"I am a transfer student from Valencia College, double majoring in Biology and Psychology, with an emphasis in Neuroscience. My ultimate goal is to eventually earn a PhD in Neuropsychology, in which I can apply Neuroscience to make a difference in the lives of brain trauma, neurodegenerative disease, and cancer patients. I’m originally from Miami, Florida, and in my free time I like to go mountain biking."
Marcos Pimentel:
"My name is Marcos, I am a Biomedical Sciences major and I hope to go to medical school after graduation. I grew up in Miami and am a transfer to UCF from Wittenberg University. During my free time I like to lift weights, watch any kind of sports, and play 2K on Xbox."
Lane Sager

"I’m Lane. I’m a senior, majoring in Health Sciences Pre-Clinical intending on going to medical school next. In my spare time, I like to play with Rubik’s cubes and take pictures of my dog."
Joshua Thomas
"Hi my name is Joshua Thomas. I am a junior majoring in Biomedical Science. My goal is to become a physician. I love nature and I love learning new things. I also love food."

Former RAs

	Special thanks to those who have helped with our research over the years:

Maickel Accladios
Emily Asaro
Haylee Breitinger
Andrew Carleton
Naomi Christy
Logan Clark
Caroline Clayton
Michael Corbisiero
Vitor Da Costa
Elizabeth DeLuque
Mayan Derhy
Tiana Diaz
Lauren Dobrie
Dania Fadhli
Miranda Gener Betancourt
Jesssica Hoang
Tasneem Islam
Perla Jimenez Herrera
Swathi Krishnan
Matthew Lawlor
Natallia Machecha
Marcelle Mehu
Edgar Metke
Alexandra Olafsson
Ana Parez
Gabriella Rousseau
Stephanie Scott
Cole Sebastian
Samantha Van De Ven
Juan Manuel Alzate Vanegas
Memona Zafar