Undergraduate Research Assistants

Senior Research Assistants

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 | Minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
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.