Lab Alumni

Spring 2017


Pictured from bottom left to right: (first row) Erin Cloud, Amanda Brown, Mariana Vazquez, Dr. Heather Lench, Cameron McCann (second row) Ashley Bradley, Yidou Wan, Tom Tibbett, Cienna Hancock, Zari Haggenmiller, Abby Ramos.




Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Lab Members

Pictured bottom left to right in front of the psychology building: (first row) Cameron McCann, Amanda Brown, Abby Hotchkiss, Erin Cloud, Reshma George (second row) Ashley Bradley, Katy Hickl, Kitson Fox, Madison Meek, Cienna Hancock, Isabel Santos (top row) Yidou Wan, Zari Haggenmiller, Tom Tibbett, Kailyn Bare, Kenneth Perez, Dr. Heather Lench.

Fall 2015


Kaitlyn Lyon: will begin a PhD program in Counseling Psychology at Texas A&M in fall 2016!

Spring 2015

Kathleen Darbor: I went to undergrad at UofM before coming here to start my work on a PhD in Social Psychology.  I am interested in research on emotion, judgment and decision making, and self regulation, especially in regard to consumer behavior.
Amanda Dick: has begun a doctoral program in marketing at Texas A&M
Melody Moore: has begun a doctoral program in psychology at University of California, Irvine.
Ashley Hernandez:
Alyssa Sluder: was just admitted to a communication program at Dallas Baptist University
Jessica Spaw:
Kaci Kelley:
Ivonne Soto:

Fall 2014

Jessica Jewell-Elliott: will be attending St. Mary’s University marriage & family program in the Fall.
Veronica Barnes: is applying to graduate programs in counseling and therapy
Brittni Pena: is finishing at A&M
Mahalia Adams: is working as an Employment Coordinator for the Hilton-Americas Hotel
Rachel Yonker: is finishing at A&M

Spring 2014


Shane Bench: is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Utah State University.
Bianca Morales: will be attending Trinity University in San Antonio for school psychology in the Fall.
Samantha Foree:

Fall 2013


Emily Daniels:
Ashley Angonia:
Yolanda Veals: Yolanda is considering pursuing a master’s degree.

Spring 2013

Brittany Jones: 
Loren Rose:
Ryanne White: 

Fall 2012

Kelsey Walker:
Kallie Clayton:

Spring 2012

Khang Tran: Khang is finishing up at TAMU

Natalie Chipinski: Natalie is finishing up at TAMU and applying for graduate programs

Talya Lazerus: Talya is starting graduate training in decision sciences at Carnegie Mellon!

Fall 2011

John Odom: John is continuing his education at A&M

Vladimir Amador: Vladimir is finishing his last semester and applying to graduate programs.

Spring 2011

Marta Saenz: Marta graduated in the Spring and is taking a year off before deciding on her career/graduate plans.

Fall 2010

Kimberly Lawson: Kimberly was a fantastic lab manager and remained calm in the face of disasters. Kimberly graduated in December 2010 and will attend Texas Women’s Counseling Psychology program in the fall.

Sara Decker: Sara is continuing her studies at A&M

Karmen Hernandez: Karmen is wrapping up her psychology major to graduate in 2012.

Olga Martinez: Olga is starting her graduate studies in Family Therapy at University of Houston.

Spring 2010

Left to Right from front: Amisha Atchinson, Karmen Hernandez, Olga Martinez, Kimberly Lawson, Kristen Scharr, Christina Walker, (back rows), Marta Saenz, Heather Lench, Sarah Flores, Talya Lazarus, Shane Bench, Jessica Black

Amisha Atchison: Amisha has graduated and is currently completing a master’s in education at Texas A&M University. She completed her undergraduate scholars project on optimism and teacher feedback and won 2nd place for her poster presentation on the project! Congrats to Amisha!

Jessica Schladt (Black): Jessica graduated, was married, and finished graduate school in counseling in Northern Florida, and is now working as a counselor in the DC area.

Christina Walker: Christina graduated and is pursuing a graduate degree in education.

Kristen Scharr: Kristen graduated and has joined a business, with hopes to enter management.

Spring 2009


Left to Right: Shane, Christy, Tina, Heather Lench, Nicole, Jessica, Kelli, Amisha, & Whitney

Kelli Gerard: Kelli is a Clinical Dietitian, MS, RD, LD, at ARAMARK in Houston, Texas.

Tina King: Finishing her senior year.

Whitney Humphrey:  Whitney is a pre-licensed professional, MA, LMFT-A, who practices counseling in Austin, Texas.

Fall 2008

Left to Right: Sarah, Kim, Amisha, Heather Lench, Jenny, Tina, Shane, Whitney, & Thomas

Erica Hartnitt: Erica graduated and was married.

Jenny Burchett: Finishing her senior year at A&M

Thomas Woodard: Finishing his senior year at A&M

Kimberly Borenstein: Kimberly is now a mental health therapist in the Houston area.

Summer 2008

Ashley Babjack: Ashley is now in the Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education program at University of Colorado at Denver. and is a graduate assistant.

Spring 2008


From top left: Shelby Snapka, Alex Sweeney, Regina Herpin, Thomas Woodard, Tina King, Misha Atchinson, Heather Lench (not pictured: Jenny Burchett, Erica Hartnitt)

Regina Herpin: Regina is a Master’s student in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and graduate assistant at East Carolina University.

Shelby Snapka: Shelby is completing her final year at Texas A&M and working full-time.

Winter 2007


From top left: Kami Lund, Heather Lench, Cossandra Wiley, Clarissa Samiley, David Hollingsworth, Marissa Fortuno, (bottom): Erika Siegel, Lauren O’Flaherty.

Erika Siegel: Erika is currently a Social Psychology PhD student at Northeastern University.

Fall 2007

From left: Erica Hartnitt, Regina Herpin, Megan Eads, Dr. Heather Lench

Megan Eads: Megan is finishing her senior year at TAMU. She is applying for internships as a Child Life Specialist at hospitals.

Spring 2007

Cossandra Wiley: Cossandra is finishing her senior year at UCI. She has an enduring interest in eating disorders.

Clarissa Samiley: Clarissa is a licensed social worker in southern California.

Marissa Fortuno: Marissa is now a Business Development Director at the American Heart Association.

Lauren O’Flaherty: Lauren is attending the University of Colorado, Boulder graduate program in forensic psychology.

David Hollingsworth: David is now an Executive Search Partner at Advantage Sales & Marketing in the New York City area.

Kami Lund: Kami is in graduate training for social work at USC.

Fall 2006

From bottom left to right: Clarissa Samiley, Erika Siegel, Heather Lench, (top) Marissa Fortuno, Cossandra Wiley, Jenna Tanaka, David Hollingsworth, Lauren O’Flaherty

Jenna Tanaka: Jenna now works as an HR Business Partner at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development.