Lab Alumni

Michelle Rivers, Ph.D.

Currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Santa Clara University

TCU postdoc from 2021-2024

Addison Babineau, Ph.D.

Currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Texas Women's University 

TCU postdoc from 2023-2024

TCU graduate student from 2018-2023

Morgana Cavalcante de Queiroz, Ph.D.

Faculty in the Department of Psychology at the Catholic University (PUC Minas) in Brazil

International Visiting Scholar at TCU in 2022

Paige Northern, Ph.D.

Currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Southeast Missouri State University 

TCU graduate student from 2017-2021

Amber Witherby, Ph.D.

Currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Creighton University

TCU graduate student from 2014-2019

John V. Roach Honors Student & McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholar Alumni

Payton Ayedelott

Former TCU Honors student and Senior Scholar for the Department of Psychology (2021). Co-authored conference presentation at the Annual Psychonomic Society Conference (2021). [Lab Honors Project] 

Ashley Berdelis

Former TCU Honors student. Awarded a SERC research grant (2023). Presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference (2023) and at the TCU research symposium (2023 & 2024). 

Kennadi Cook

Former TCU Honors student [Lab Honors Project].  Presented at the TCU research symposium (2023) and won the award for Outstanding Poster in Psychology. Presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference (2023). Co-authored conference presentation at the Annual Psychonomic Society Conference (2023).

Truley Juneau

Former TCU Honors student [Lab Honors Project]. Currently a graduate student in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Boston University. First author lab publication: Juneau, Northern, & Tauber (2021) [PDF] [Data & Materials] 

Katherine Neely

Former TCU Honors student [Lab Honors Project]. Senior Scholar for the Department of Psychology (2019) and was awarded a SERC research grant (2019). Co-authored conference presentation at the Annual Psychonomic Society Conference (2019), and presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference (2019) and at the TCU research symposium (2019). Co-authored publication: Rivers, Babineau, Neely, & Tauber (2023) [Data & Materials]. Currently a Graduate Student in Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. 

Megan Pleshek (née Thielman)

Former TCU Honors student [Lab Honors Project]. Won Best Senior Honors Project for the College of Science and Engineering (2018), and was a finalist for the University-wide Boller Competition (2018). Awarded a SERC research grant (2017). Presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference (2018) and at the TCU research symposium (2018). Earned her master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from TCU. 

Joceline Rojas

Former TCU Community Scholar and McNair Scholar who presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference (2023). Currently a Graduate Student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at TCU.

Nikki Romena

Former TCU McNair Scholar who was awarded a SERC research grant (2017). Presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference (2018) and at the TCU research symposium (2018). Earned her master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University and currently a working on her Clinical PsyD from Pacific University.

Emily Smith

Former TCU Honors student. Earned an honorable mention for her outstanding honors presentation (2024). Awarded a SERC research grant (2022). Presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference (2023) and at the TCU research symposium (2023 & 2024). Currently a graduate student in the Cognition and Neuroscience program at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

May Arauz

Graduate student in the Neuroscience PhD program at the University of Miami.

Mariah Beltran

Earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University. Currently an Intern at the University of Oregon Counseling Center.

Meg Cervantes (née Jahns) 

Awarded a SERC research grant (2016). Presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference multiple times (2017; 2016) and at the TCU research symposium (2017). Earned her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Mia Clark

Awarded a SERC research grant (2021) and presented research at the TCU research symposium (2022). Earned her MA in the Psychology of Education: General Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Currently a graduate student in the PsyD program at the University of Denver. 

Sara Currie (née Woodard)

Presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference (2015). Earned her Specialist in School Psychology (SSP) from Texas Women's University.

Amber Donn (née Stout)

Presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference (2016). 

Courtney Evans

Earned her master's degree in Special Education from Spalding University. Currently a Special Education Teacher in Kentucky. 

Grace Fothergill

Graduate student in the Master of Science in Social Work program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Michael Goodrich

Awarded a SERC research grant (2014). Co-authored research at the International meeting of the Psychonomic Society (2018), and presented research at the TCU research symposium (2015). Co-authored publication: Witherby, Tauber, & Goodrich (2022) [PDF]  [Data & Materials] 

Lainey Harvey

Presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference (2017).

Hanna Hefner

Presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference (2018).

Holly Johnson (née Wright)

Presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference (2017). Earned her master's degree in International and Intercultural communication from the University of Denver. Currently an Undergraduate Academic Advisor at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Kimberly Kammel

Earned her master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from Ball State University

Jennifer King

Co-authored an invited presentation at the Cognitive Psychology Conference on Perceptual and Cognitive Illusions: Quirks of our Everyday Experience (2019). Also co-authored research presented at the Annual Psychonomic Society Conference (2019) and presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference (2017). Earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and is currently practicing in New York.

Cassidy Lin

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) at the Autism Treatment Center in Fort Worth and currently a graduate student in the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) master's degree program at Ball State University

Kate Lindig

Senior Scholar for the Department of Psychology (2023). Presented research at the TCU Research Symposium (2022). Currently a Graduate Student in the Developmental Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Georgia.

Brooke Marvel

Presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference (2023). Currently a Graduate Student in the Psychology MA program at Columbia University. 

Maria Mendoza

Senior Scholar for the Department of Psychology (2024) and selected as the department nominee for the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Awarded a SERC research grant (2023). Presented research at the TCU Research Symposium (2024).

Sarah Miller

Currently a graduate student in the Lifespan Developmental Doctoral program at West Virginia University

Niteeka Narayan

Presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference (2023)

Matt Olivares

Presented research at the TCU Research Symposium (2022).

Catherine Pauls (née Hine)

Earned her master's degree in the Science in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. Currently a Pediatric Occupational Therapist in Oklahoma.

Daniel Penn

Awarded a SERC research grant (2018), and presented research at the TCU research symposium (2019). Earned his J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Amy Pham

Presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference (2023) and the TCU Research Symposium (2023). 

Kahli Santoya (née Hugley)

Presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference (2018).

Taylor Simons

Awarded a SERC research grant (2016), and presented research at the TCU research symposium (2017). Earned her master's degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Morgan Vienneau

Presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference (2016). Earned her master's degree in Education from the University of  North Texas and is currently a Special Education Teacher in Texas.

Lucas West

Awarded a SERC research grant (2021), and presented research at the TCU research symposium (2015). Won the Psychology Undergraduate Student Research Award for his presentation. Earned his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and is currently a practicing Attorney in Oklahoma.

Addison Williams

Presented research at the TCU research symposium (2022). Currently a graduate student in the Masters of Science in Counseling program at Southern Methodist University.

Allie Wood

Awarded a SERC research grant (2017), and presented research at the Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference (2018) and at the TCU research symposium (2018). Currently a commercial insurance underwriter in Dallas.