Current RHAYA lab research students:
Marineidy Palma (Spring and Summer 2018)
Lorreta Lyken (June 2018-Present)
Monica Orozco (August 2018-Present)
David Pham (Fall 2018)
Former RHAYA lab research students:
Patricia Pittman (Aug 2015-June 2018)
Tricia graduated from CSULB in the spring of 2018 with a degree in psychology. Tricia will begin a Ph.D. program in human development at The Ohio State University in Fall 2018. At CSULB, Tricia was a part of the NIH-funded Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) program, which enabled her to receive academic and research experience geared towards preparing for a Ph.D. career in health research. Her research interests lie in examining the biological vulnerabilities and social risk factors (emotion dysregulation and low socioeconomic status, for example) that contribute to psychopathology in families, especially externalizing disorders dealing with aggression. Her ultimate career goal is to develop prevention programs that reduce the likelihood of violence against a partner or family member.
Jennifer Batshoun (Aug 2015-May 2017)
Jenn graduated from CSULB in the spring of 2016 with a degree in human development and a double minor in psychology and comparative world literature. Jenn grew up in Westminster, CA. Her favorite hobbies include writing, singing, and design. Jenn is currently providing special education services to children in elementary schools. She plans to pursue a career working with children with developmental delays.
Jenie Pham (Fall 2016)
Jenie majored in human development and graduated from CSULB in the fall of 2016. She grew up both in California and Indiana. Her favorite hobbies include cooking, baking macarons, and hanging out with her dog, Tessa. Jenie is currently taking prerequisite science courses in order to enroll in a neurodiagnostic training program.
Celine Castellano (Academic Year 2015-2016)
Celine majored in both human development and psychology. She graduated from CSULB in the fall of 2015. Celine grew up in Lakewood, CA. Her favorite hobbies include exploring the city, traveling, and trying new foods. Celine is currently gaining more experience working with community organizations, specifically those focused on older adults. She will be starting a master’s program in public administration at CSULB in Fall 2018.
Jaleeza Perez (Academic Year 2015-2016)
Jaleeza majored in human development with a minor in health science. She graduated from CSULB in the spring of 2016. Jaleeza grew up in Norwalk, CA. Her favorite hobbies include playing tennis, hiking, and going to the beach. Jaleeza is currently taking prerequisite courses and completing internship hours to begin a master’s program in occupational therapy.
Nadine Ruiz (Academic Year 2015-2016)
Nadine majored in human development with a minor in psychology. She graduated from CSULB in the spring of 2016. She grew up in Laguna Beach, CA. Her favorite hobbies include hiking in her free time. Nadine is currently working in social services and is preparing her application to begin a master’s program in social work.
Heather Teeter (Spring and Summer 2016)
Heather majored in human development with a minor in psychology. She graduated from CSULB in the spring of 2016. Heather grew up in Los Alamitos, CA. Her hobbies include reading, trying new restaurants, and going to museums. Heather is currently working in a hospital setting and getting experience with healthcare administration while preparing her application for master’s programs in social work.
Krystal Del Carmen (Spring 2015)
Krystal majored in human development with minors in psychology and sociology. She graduated from CSULB in the spring of 2015. Krystal lives in Downey, CA. Her favorite hobbies include watching hours of Netflix and taking pictures with friends while exploring new places. Krystal is currently completing a master’s in social work at CSU Los Angeles.
Carly the Puggle, The RHAYA lab mascot