Undergraduate Research Assistants

Senior Research Assistants

Sara Reagan

B.S. in Biological Sciences & Psychology
December 2020
University Of Maryland, Baltimore County

I graduated from UMBC with a dual degree in Biological Sciences and Psychology. My career goal is to become a clinical psychologist. I enjoy working with children and am interested in researching mood and personality disorders as well as sleep and memory.

Nordia Simmonds

B.S. in Psychology & Spanish
Expected May 2022
Johns Hopkins University

I am a third-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.

Abigael Schmidt

B.S. in Psychology
Expected May 2023
Towson University

I am a second 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.

Research Assistants

Kyana Brubaker

B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Visual Arts
Expected May of 2022
Johns Hopkins University

I am a junior 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.

Nathan Boyle

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

I am a sophomore 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.

Brianna Groch

B.A. in Psychology
Expected May 2023
Johns Hopkins University

I am a sophomore 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.