Undergraduate and Graduate Researchers

Yasmine Boumaiz

B.S. in Psychology & B.S. in Neurobiology and Physiology
May 2020

University of Maryland

I am currently a second year Teach For America Corps Member in Baltimore City (teaching ESOL and newcomer Algebra 1 at Patterson High School) as well as a Research Assistant here at COACH. During my undergraduate career at the University of Maryland, I was a Research assistant for three years at the Shackman Lab, an Affective and Translational Neuroscience lab. I also have experience as a one-on-one counselor at the Confident Kids Camp DC (for selective mutism) where I practiced PCIT-SM therapy in a supervised setting. My ultimate goal is to gain skills and experience to refine my research interests and pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.   

Nathan Boyle

B.S. in Neuroscience & B.A. in Persian Studies
Expected May 2024
University of Maryland, College Park

I am currently a second year Teach For America Corps Member in Baltimore City (teaching ESOL and I am a senior at University of Maryland, planning to double-degree in Neuroscience & Persian Studies. My long-term goal is to work as a physician-scientist in Central Asia. My interests include OCD and related disorders, functional neuroimaging, and sleep.

Kyana Brubaker

B.A. in Psychological and Brain Sciences | Minor in Visual Arts
Expected May of 2022
Johns Hopkins University

I am a senior at Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Visual Arts. After completing my undergraduate degree, I plan on going to nursing school to pursue a career in pediatric nursing. I love working with children and am excited to explore this passion in a research setting.

Lexy Chang

B.A. in Psychological and Brain Sciences & Public Health Studies
Expected May 2023

Johns Hopkins University

I am a junior at Johns Hopkins University double majoring in Psychological and Brain Sciences and Public Health Studies. I aspire to pursue a career in clinical psychology and wish to work with children and adolescents. I am especially interested in learning more about major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder in a research setting.

Brianna Groch

B.A. in Psychological and Brain Sciences | Minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Expected December 2022

Johns Hopkins University

I am a junior at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Psychology. I plan to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology, with the ultimate goal of continuing to work in research and providing clinical care. I am primarily interested in psychopathology, with special interests in anxiety disorders and neurodivergence.

Tanvi Kosuri

B.A. in Public Health Studies
Expected May 2024

Johns Hopkins University

I am a sophomore undergraduate student majoring in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. I have been a part of the COACH lab since Spring 2022. I am currently working on an initiative to provide vaccinations for rural communities in India. In my free time, I like to read, watch football, and work on jigsaw puzzles. In the future, I hope to obtain a medical degree and work to provide healthcare in developing countries.

Fred Miglo

B.S. in Neuroscience | Minor in Psychological and Brain Sciences & Near Eastern Studies
Expected May 2024

Johns Hopkins University

I am a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Psychology and Near Eastern Studies. After completing my undergraduate degree, I plan on going to medical school with the goal of working in psychiatry and/or clinical psychology. I am especially interested in studying the development of mental health disorders and their effects on psychosocial functioning and emotion regulation.

Britney Murray

B.A. in Psychological and Brain Sciences & Public Health Studies
Expected May 2023

Johns Hopkins University

I am a junior at Johns Hopkins University, double majoring in Psychology and Public Health Studies. My career goal is to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology or School Psychology. I enjoy working with kids and I am very interested in learning disorders and other emotional/behavioral disorders like anxiety and ADHD in children.

Ebubechukwu Obi Onyinanya

B.S. in Neuroscience
Expected May 2023

Johns Hopkins University

I am a third-year student at Johns-Hopkins University, currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience. I plan to attend medical school; from there I will pursue a career in pediatric medicine while conducting clinical research. I am very interested in neurodevelopmental disorders and excited to receive hands-on education in the field.

Han Yun (Daniel) Park

B.A. in Psychological and Brain Sciences
Expected May 2024

Johns Hopkins University

I am a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Psychology. My career goal is to continue studying in medical school after completing my undergraduate degree and eventually work as an adolescent/pediatric psychiatrist. I am interested in stress related disorders among youth from underrepresented backgrounds.

Katlyn Reynolds

M.H.S. in Mental Health
Expected May 2022

Johns Hopkins University

B.S. in Psychology
May 2020

University of Florida

I graduated in 2020 from University of Florida with my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Educational Studies. At UF I worked with Dr. Joseph McNamara and FEAR lab with children and adults with OCD and anxiety disorders. After graduating I worked as a care coordinator acting as a liaison between patients with mental illness and prescribers, therapists and counselors at an online mental health care company called “Cerebral”. I transitioned to a new position at Cerebral and currently work as a care counselor providing support, coping techniques, and guidance to my patient caseload. In addition, I am a graduate student in the Master in Health Science in Mental Health program at JHU. My current research interests are OCD and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. I am looking forward to gaining more research experience with the COACH Lab to prepare me for pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Abigael Schmidt

B.S. in Psychology
Expected May 2023
Towson University

I am a third year student at Towson University pursuing a bachelors degree in Psychology. My ultimate goal is to become a clinical psychologist and work with children and adolescents. My research interests include pediatric anxiety and personality traits in children.

Nordia Simmonds

B.A. in Psychological and Brain Sciences & Spanish
Expected May 2022
Johns Hopkins University

I am a fourth-year student at Johns Hopkins University, with a double-major in Psychology & Spanish. Currently, my career aspiration is to work with children with behavioral disorders. As this is my first clinical research experience, I am excited for the opportunity to acquire skills applicable to child and adolescent psychology.

Nina Wayne

B.A. in Psychological and Brain Sciences
Expected May 2024

Johns Hopkins University

I am a third-year student at Johns-Hopkins University, currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in NI am a second year student at Johns Hopkins majoring in psychology. After college, I plan to attend medical school, and eventually become a psychiatrist. I’m especially interested in psychoradiology, the intersection of psychopathology and neuroimaging.