Research Assistants

Interested in Joining our team?

Throughout the year, there may be opportunities to join our team. If you are interested in potentially working with the lab, please email a CV or resume along with a cover letter to Estephania Ovalle at estephaniao@berkeley.edu

Current Research Assistants: 

  • Linyan Ge
    • Linyan Ge is a first semester post bacc student in the psychology department. She is a facilitator assistant in the community sleep treatment study. Her primary responsibilities are data tasks and administrative efforts. Her borad research interests are how developmental factors impact adults’ well being, as well as how to bridge the gap between practice and research for clinical psychology field. Her academic goal is to become a well rounded clinical psychologist. Prior to her current roles, she was a machine learning engineer in insur-tech industry. In Linyan’s leisure time, she likes to read, go backpacking, spend time with her two cats and take care of her plants.
  • Nena Michelle Salazar
    • Nena Salazar is a first-year post-baccalaureate student in the psychology department at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant for the 6-year follow-up Koala study at the GBSMRC, performing participant assessments. Her research interests include, but are not limited to, holistic approaches to psychotic disorders, trauma recovery, and positive psychology interventions for severe mental illness. In her free time, she enjoys being in nature, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
  • Alisa Matsoyan
    • is a first year intended Molecular and Cell Biology major at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the depression treatment study in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibility is administrative tasks. Her research interests are, broadly, in human wellness. In Alisa’s free time, she enjoys working out, painting, and finding cool places to eat.
  • Alyssa Indrajaya
    • Alyssa is a third year transfer student at UC Berkeley, planning to declare Psychology as her major. She is a research assistant in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are data inputting tasks, coding treatment videos, and assisting with administrative and recruitment efforts. Her research interests include sleep disorders, elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as positive psychology. After graduating, she aspires to attend graduate school and become a clinical or counseling psychologist. In Alyssa’s free time, she enjoys swimming, reading fiction novels, playing the piano, and watching psychological thrillers.
  • Amanda Nicole Wiseman
    • is a third year Psychology major at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the depression treatment and sleep studies in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are data tasks, coding treatment videos, and assisting with administrative and recruitment efforts. Her research interests are, broadly, mood disorders and population health. In Amanda’s free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, playing ultimate frisbee, going to church, and speaking Spanish.
  • Amy Buffaloe
    • Amy Buffaloe is a fourth year Psychology major at Pepperdine University. She is a research assistant in the habit-based sleep intervention study in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are data tasks and assisting with administrative and recruitment efforts. Her research interests are, broadly, child clinical psychology and early environmental influences. Amy hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and work with children and adolescents. In Amy’s free time, she enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and baking.
  • Ananya Sharma
    • Ananya is a third year Psychology major at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the HABITs study in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are data tasks, coding treatment videos, and assisting with administrative and recruitment efforts. Her research interests are, mood disorders, science of behavior shaping and role of emotions in psychopathology. Ananya intends to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology. In Ananya’s free time, she enjoys creative writing, playing badminton and reading fiction from Middle Eastern and Asian writers.
  • Audrey Liang
    • Audrey (Xin) Liang is a second-year in psychology major and on pre-med track. She is a video coder for Dr.Harvey’s Gold Standard Training Elements coding team. Audrey is passionate in feminist activism and wants to become a OB/GYN doctor in the future. In her free time, Audrey likes to explore all the good foods across the Bay Area and watch movies with her friends. She also loves traveling all over the world.
  • Cameron Campman
    • is a second year Psychology major at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant working on the depression treatment study, the parent-teen sleep study, and the habits study at the GBSMRC. Her responsibilities at the lab include helping out with administrative duties and recruitment efforts. She is pursuing a career in clinical psychology and is interested in mental health interventions. Apart from working in the lab, she is also training to become an undergraduate peer counselor. In her free time, she likes to paint, read, and bake pies.
  • Carlos Garcia
    • Carlos is a fourth year Psychology major at UCLA. They are a research assistant in the depression treatment study in the GBSMRC, and their primary responsibilities are data tasks, coding treatment videos, and assisting with administrative and recruitment efforts. Their research interests are, broadly, social media and behavior. In Carlos’ free time, they enjoy drawing, listening to music, and playing video games.
  • Cassidy Ball
    • is a fourth year Psychology major with a minor in Spanish language and Culture. Cassidy plays on the varsity women’s water polo team at Berkeley and works on the board of FMLA, a feminist student group on campus. Her interests are holistic medicine and intervention therapy, her goal is to practice naturopathic medicine.
  • Charlie Schroeder
    • is a 3rd year Cognitive Science major, working as a research assistant on the data crew. Their research interests lies generally in child and teen psychology, and they aspire to be a clinical counselor for low income youth. In their free time they love climbing, camping, and photography
  • Chelsea Leung
    • is a first year intended psychology and English double major at UC Berkeley. As a research assistant in the GBSMRC, she assists with administrative and recruitment tasks. She is interested in mood disorders, child and adolescent development, and group psychology. In her free time, Chelsea likes reading historical fiction, dancing, and folding lucky stars.
  • Cindy Nguyen
    • Cindy is a 2nd year Molecular and Cell Biology major and Data Science minor at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the evaluation of a habit-based sleep health intervention study in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are [TBD]. Her research interests are with regards to data science within the health-related field. In Cindy’s spare time, she enjoys hiking, watching movies, and shopping.
  • Claudine Narayan
    • is a third year intended Psychology and Integrative Biology double major at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistnat in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are data tasks and assisting with recruitment and administrative efforts. Her research interests are mood and anxiety disorders, and her career goal is to become a psychiatrist. In Claudine’s free time, she enjoys participating in South Asian cultural events on campus, watching horror movies, trying new food, and hiking with her friends
  • Dania Ramirez
    • is a fourth year Cognitive Science major at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the depression treatment study in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibility is helping with the translation of all current therapy materials to Spanish. Her research interests are, broadly, depression and anxiety disorders as well as possible transdiagnostic treatments for these and other mental disorders. Dania hopes to attend graduate school for either developmental or clinical psychology in the future. In her free time she enjoys playing soccer and trying new Mexican food places around the bay area.
  • Dawood Siddiqui
    • Dawood Siddiqui is a senior at the University of California, Berkeley. He is pursuing a major in Molecular Cell Biology-Cell Developmental Biology and Medical Physiology. Dawood is working as a research assistant at the GBSMRC. His tasks include data entry, calling participants daily to collect sleep data over a week-long period, creating recruitment content, preparing for sessions, and contacting organizations for study recruitment. Dawood is interested in learning about mood and sleep disorders. He is planning on pursuing a career in the medical and hopes to specialize in neuroscience. Some of his hobbies include playing soccer and basketball.
  • Emma (Xue) Li
    • Emma (Xue) Li is a third year student majoring in Psychology and Economics at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the GBSMRC. Her primary responsibilities are data analysis, coding treatment videos, and assisting coordinators with recruitment work. Her research interests lie in sleep disorders, depression, and intimate relationships. She hopes to pursue a Clinical Psychology PhD degree in the future. In Emma’s free time, you will find her dancing with Youtube dancing tutorials, hiking with friends, and tasting palatable ramen.
  • Firdows Mujir
    • is a second year MCB-Neurobiology major at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the depression treatment sudy in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are administrative and recruitment tasks and recording session tapes. Her research interests are in neurological and psychiatric disorders as well as neurotechnology. In Firdow’s free time, she enjoys baking and watching films.
  • Gregory Shu Kang Wu
    • Gregory is a third year Molecular & Cell Biology major at UC Berkeley. He is a research assistant in the habit based sleep intervention study in the GBSMRC, and his primary responsibilities are data tasks, coding treatment videos, and assisting with administrative and recruitment efforts. His research interests involve working with patient populations in regards to community health and mood disorders. In Gregory’s free time, he enjoys golf, basketball, and football, producing hip-hop music, and reading science fiction
  • Gurleen Kaur
    • Gurleen Kaur is a third-year undergraduate transfer student double majoring in Psychology and Legal Studies. Her passions include mental health, incarcerated youth, forensic psychology, and the systematic issues of the justice system. She is currently a research apprentice in the Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic. She is interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in forensic psychology or clinical psychology after graduation. Outside of this, her hobbies include dancing and exploring new places with her friends.
  • Hafsa Desai
    • Hafsa is a third year transfer student majoring in Psychology at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the depression treatment study in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are data tasks, coding treatment videos, and assisting with administrative and recruitment efforts. She has previous research experience studying the effects of COVID-19 on the learning experiences of adolescents with learning differences. Her research interests are mental disorders in minority populations and the impacts of social media and sleep habits on adolescents. She enjoys engaging with participants during the outreach and recruitment process, and this has led her to hold career aspirations of working in Human Resources post-graduation. In Hafsa’s free time, she enjoys trying new recipes, creating art, and spending time with friends and family.
  • Hongye Chen
    • is a third year Psychology major at UC Berkeley. He is a research assistanti n the GBSMRC and his primary responsibilities are data tasks and assisting with administrative and recruitment efforts. He is interested in depression treatment and anxiety treatments. In his free time he enjoys playing badminton and listening to music.
  • Isabella Chang

    • Isabella is a second year Molecular and Cell Biology major with a concentration in neurobiology at UC Berkeley. They are a research assistant at GBSMRC with the primary responsibilities of administrative and recruitment efforts and data tasks. Isabella is very interested in how biological processes impact mental health and decision making in adolescents. In her free time, Isabella enjoys reading, going on walks around campus, and volunteering.

  • Jane Lee
    • Jane Lee is a third year Molecular and Cell Biology major at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are data tasks, coding treatment videos, and assisting with administrative and recruitment efforts. Her research interests are, broadly, psychiatric disorders and psychopharmacological interventions. In Jane’s free time, she enjoys reading/watching self-improvement content, listening to music, and working out in the morning.
  • Jacqueline Hur
    • Jackie is a second year Psychology and Media Studies major at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are data entry and various administrative duties. Her research interests include social interaction, emotion, and all things related to health equity and social determinants of health. In her free time, Jackie enjoys running, embroidering, and baking with friends.
  • Japneet Kaur
    • Japneet Kaur is a psychology student who graduated from University of Delhi, India (22’). She is a research assistant at GBSMRC, currently working on the “Koala Study”. Her research interests include mood and sleep disorders, body dysmorphia in adolescents, chronic stress, and its implications. Japneet aspires to get her PhD in clinical psychology and be a licensed clinician, as she strongly believes that research and clinical practice can be complementary, and that research can better equip her with the knowledge of care and intervention for her patients. In her free time, she enjoys recreating new recipes, painting, having deep insightful discussions about life, exploring novel places and spending time with her family. They are a research assistant facilitating the evaluation of an approach named ‘HABITs’ and perform data tasks and survey distribution.
  • Jennifer Lee
    • Jennifer is a second-year Psychology and Integrative Biology major here at UC Berkeley. They are a research assistant facilitating the evaluation of an approach named ‘HABITs’ and perform data tasks, recruitment efforts, and creating sleep diary reports for collaborating therapists. Their research interests mainly surround mental health and interest in interventions for better communicative tactics between physicians and patients. In Jennifer’s free time, she likes to play basketball, watch sunsets, and listen to new indie-pop artists.”
  • Kiely Bol
    • Kiely Bol is a second year UC Berkeley student who intends to major in Psychology and minor in Child Development. She is a research assistant in the Community Implementation Study in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are collecting data from community providers, overseeing data management, and being a direct contact for community partners. Kiely’s research interests include neurocognitive development, neurocognitive deficiencies, sleep, self-image, and relationships. She strives to go to graduate school for Clinical Psychology and to become a clinical neuropsychologist. In her free time, she enjoys singing, listening to true crime podcasts, and going to the gym.
  • Liliana Ramirez
    • Liliana (Lili) Ramirez is a fourth year Psychology major, Education minor at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the depression treatment study in the GBSMRC, and their primary responsibilities are data tasks and assisting with administrative and recruitment efforts. Her research interests are, broadly, mood and eating disorders. In Lili’s free time, she enjoys drawing and painting, reading about spiritual warfare, and making use of public spaces (when it was allowed).
  • Liz Azucena Sandoval Vasquez
    • Liz A. Sandoval Vasquez is a third year Psychology major and Public Policy minor at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the community study in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities include creating engaging communication campaigns for community mental health providers, maintaining contact with therapists, and monitoring patient therapy progress. Her research interests are related to anxiety disorders and autism spectrum disorders. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Liz plans to pursue either a PhD or PsyD in clinical psychology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, exploring new places, and improving her self-care routine.
  • Madeline Quinn
    • Madeleine is a third year transfer student majoring in Psychology at UC Berkeley. She is excited to be a part of GBSMRC as a research assistant. She embraces her responsibilities of data entry, administrative organization, and recruitment. She is fascinated in social psychological relations, cognition and dreaming, and psychiatric illnesses. After Cal, Madeleine hopes to go to graduate school and one day start her own business as a life coach. She wants more than anything to have a career in helping people reach their full potential. In her free time, she works on her podcast: The Psychotic Break, hangs with friends, tries new food, and explores new locations.
  • Megan Cervera
    • Megan Cervera is a third-year Psychology major at UC Berkeley and a research assistant in the Koala sleep study in the GBSMRC. Her responsibilities in this study include helping with recruitment, data entry and tasks, helping coordinators send text messages, helping with sleep diary reports, etc. She plans to go to graduate school in order to pursue a career in research Psychology. Her research interests include taking integrative approaches to studying bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia, etc. With a focus on seeing the interaction between different factors (e.g., neurobiology and genetics, environment, psychology, behavior, thought processes, habits, etc.) that may contribute to the development of certain disorders. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, reading books and research studies that she finds interesting, going to cafes, and overall exploring!
  • Mo Xiong
    • is a psychology post-bac student at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant at the GBSMRC working on developing a coding scheme for video-taped sleep treatment sessions provided by expert clinicians. Mo is interested in treatment development research, and is planning on applying to graduate school in Clinical Psychology in the future. In her free time, Mo likes to listen to music, hike, and cook.
  • Natalie Dalton
    • is a third year Psychology major at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the depression treatment study I the GBSMRC, where he primary responsibilities are data tasks and assisting with administrative and recruitment efforts. Her research interests are, broadly, psychological disorders and treatment. After completing her B.A. in Psychology, she hopes to pursue graduate studies in Clinical Psychology and one day open up her own Psychiatric clinic. In Natalie’s free time, she enjoys running, watching movies and eating popcorn, and traveling
  • Neel V. Patel
    • Neel is a second year Microbial Biology major at UC Berkeley. He is a research assistant at GBSMRC, and his tasks include helping code training videos for Transdiagnostic Intervention for Sleep and Circadian Dysfunction. His research interest lies mainly in sleep disorders and age-related disease. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, sports, and the outdoors.
  • Nischit Hedge
    • Nischit is a post-baccalaureate student at UC Berkeley Extension and received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Cornell University. She is a research assistant with the evaluation of a habit-based sleep health intervention project in the GBSMRC. (I’d write about my primary responsibilities here–but I am not sure what they are, yet!). Her research interests are broadly related to sleep, quality of life practices and research, and data analysis. In Nischit’s free time, she enjoys powerlifting, reading speculative fiction, community organizing, and tinkering with items that need mending.
  • Niveditha Sukesh
    • Niveditha Sukesh is a first year Psychology and Public Health major at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the depression treatment study in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are data tasks, coding treatment videos, and assisting with administrative and recruitment efforts. Her research interests vary from mental health treatments to clinical therapies. In Niveditha’s free time, she enjoys reading books, trying new foods, and jogging.
  • Phyllis Lam
    • Phyllis Lam is a second year Psychology major with a minor in Education at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are data tasks, coding treatment videos, and assisting with administrative and recruitment efforts. Her research interests include mood disorders and child/adolescent development, and she aspires to become a clinical or counseling psychologist in the future. In Phyllis’ free time, she enjoys photography, playing basketball and trying new foods!
  • Piumi Yaggahahewage
    • is a third year Psychology major at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the depression treatment study in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are assisting with administrative and recruitment efforts. Her research interests include mood disorders and the social determinants of mental health. She hopes to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology in the near future. In Piumi’s free time, she enjoys painting, outdoor adventures, and trying new foods.
  • Priyanka Kannabran
    • is a first year Intended Molecular and Cell Biology and Psychology double major at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant at Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic. Her duties include coding CT treatment videos, data entry, as well as administrative duties relating to the studies. Her research interests include sleep and behavioral research as well as psychological disorders relating to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. In Priyanka’s free time, she enjoys dancing, writing and reading mystery novels.
  • Rachel Shon
    • Rachel is a second year, intending to double major in Psychology and MCB-Neurobiology. She is a research assistant in the GBSMRC and her primary responsibilities are data tasks and recruitment. Her research interests include mental health and mood disorders. In Rachel’s free time, she likes to play guitar, sing, dance, and play Spider Solitaire.
  • Raihan Alam
    • Raihan is a rising junior at Lehigh University, majoring in Psychology, with minors in Political Science and Philosophy. He is a research assistant in the GBSMRC, and his primary responsibilities include data tasks and coding treatment videos. His research interests are in cognitive-behavioral treatment, social applications of clinical interventions and vice-versa, the mind-body connection, stress and conflict resilience, and the impact of social influence on individual psychopathology. In Raihan’s free time, he enjoys having discussions with friends, reading, going on walks and hikes, attempting to cook, and spending time with his family.
  • Ryan Fiorito
    • is a third year double majoring in Political Science and Psychology. He is a research assistant in the depression treatment study in the GBSMRC, and his primary responsibilities deal with data entry. Ryan is interested in learning about the intersection of politics and social/behavioral psychology, and understanding how they can influence one another. When he has some free time, Ryan is an avid thrifter, horror movie fanatic, and coffee fiend – you can catch him shopping or passing time at a cafe.
  • Sabrina Drobeck
    • is a second year Nutritional Science: Physiology and Metabolism major at the University of California, Berkeley. She is part of the core responsibility team in the GBSMRC, mainly focusing on transcribing, recruitment activities, and assessment prep. Her ultimate career goal is to become a physician who serves the most vulnerable members in her community. She would love to continuously interact with patients, help them with their diagnosis, educate them about their relevant medical issues, and answer their questions. She is from San Diego, California, and enjoys hanging out with her friends and going to the beach.
  • Sandya Krishna
    •  is a third year Public Health major at UC Berkeley.  She is a research assistant in the parent-teen sleep intervention study at the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are qualitative data coding.  Her research interests are, broadly, sleep disorders and sleep interventions.  In Sandya’s free time, she enjoys reading fiction novels and trying new desserts.
  • Sara Hockett
    • is a third year Psychology major Linguistics minor at the University of Chicago working as a research assistant for the GBSMRC at UC Berkeley. Her primary responsibilities involve administrative and recruitment efforts as well as aiding data tasks such as transcription, coding, and data entry. She is interested in research involving mental health more broadly as it relates to decision-making psychology. In Sara’s free time, she enjoys reading fantasy novels, tutoring high-schoolers, and solving any logic or regular puzzle she can get her hands on.
  • Selena Cuevas
    • Selena Cuevas is a fourth year Psychology major and Education minor at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the 6-year follow-up of adolescent ‘night owls’ and an evaluation of a habit-based sleep health intervention study in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are data tasks, data entry, and assisting with administrative and recruitment efforts. Her research interests are, broadly, sleep and mood disorders. Selena has experience working alongside Dr. Jacqueline Persons on research involving the overlap between clinical practice and research among adult patients with anxiety and depression. Additionally, she worked with PhD candidate Sarah Manchanda on work involving children and adolescents with learning disabilities and their experience during COVID-19. Selena also has prior research experience working with human subjects, particularly children ages 3-8 years old, during her time with the Cognitive Development and Learning Lab run by Dr. Alison Gopnik through UC Berkeley for one year. Selena also has prior work experience with adolescents in high school ages 14-18 years old. Her roles included being a college advisor for high school seniors in Oakland with the East Bay Consortium Inc. program for three years, a tutor/mentor for the University of California, San Diego Upward Bound Math and Science II Program for two months, and a senior advisor for the YMCA of the East Bay Y-Scholars Program for four months. Additionally, she has experience working with children through private tutoring for a child 8 years old for six months, and with several first graders from Berkeley Arts Magnet School with the Sage Mentorship Project through UC Berkeley for five months. In Selena’s free time, she enjoys going to the gym, playing tennis, and thrifting clothes. In the future, Selena intends to open her own private practice and community center in her home community of San Diego, California.
  • Sophia Oliver
    • Sophia is a third year Psychology and Human Development major at UC Davis. She is a research assistant in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are assisting with administrative and recruitment tasks. Her research interests are, broadly, psychological disorders and treatment. In Sophia’s free time, she enjoys making pottery, spending time with her dogs, and traveling to national parks.
  • Tangwuyou Su
    • Tangwuyou Su is a third year Cognitive Science and Data Science major at UC Berkeley. They are a research assistant in the GBSMRC, and their primary responsibilities are undetermined. In Tangwuyou’s free time, they enjoy reading, listening to music, skateboarding, and meeting new people.
  • Tavisha Thapar
    • is a second year Psychology and Statistics major at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant at the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are data entry tasks, uploading and reviewing therapy tapes, and assisting with core operations within the lab. Her general research interests are new treatments for anxiety and depression, working memory and other cognitive functions, as well as mindfulness-based treatment approaches to various mental illnesses. In Tavisha’s free time, she enjoys hiking, writing, hanging out with friends, and reading cool books.
  • Thao Nhi Nguyen
    • Thao Nhi is a second-year, intended Public Health major at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant for the Koala Study in GBSMRC. Her primary roles include data entry, and administrative and recruitment efforts. Her research interests include mood, anxiety, and sleep disorders among children and adolescents and health inequities among minority groups. She hopes to attend medical school postgrad to pursue a career as a physician in the medical field. In Thao’s free time, she enjoys baking and cooking and trying new food spots around the Bay Area, and spending time with friends, family, and her husky, Zoey.
  • Tracy Nguyen
    • is an incoming fourth year student at UC Berkeley, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Food Systems. She is a new research assistant in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities include transcription and data tasks. Her research interests include mood and eating disorders, and childhood trauma. During Tracy’s spare time, she likes to crochet stuffed animals, hike at various places in the bay area, and play/sing with her guitar.
  • Vicky Kang (Chih Hsuan Kang)
    • is a first year Molecular Cell Biology major at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the depression treatment study in the GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are data tasks and assisting with administrative and recruitment efforts. Her research interests include neurological disorders as well as any research that relates to medicine. In Vicky’s free time, she enjoys playing the ukulele, hanging out with friends, and watching Youtube.
  • Xinyue Wang
    • Xinyue Wang is currently a senior double majoring in Cognitive Science and Psychology at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the GBSMRC. Her main responsibilities include data tasks, coding videos, and assisting with administrative and recruitment efforts. Xinyue’s research interests lie within clinical psychology, prevention, and intervention of adolescent mental health problems. In her free time, Xinyue enjoys watching movies, TV series, and reading novels. Suspense stories are her favorite. She also travels a lot during vacations.
  • Yiping Fan
    • is a second year Psychology major at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant in the depression treatment study in the GBSMRC, and her tasks in the lab are data entry, perform HIPAA-compliant procedures, upload and review data, and assist with administrative and recruitment efforts. Her research interests lie in the fields of clinical psychology and special education. In Yiping’s free time, she likes theater performance, sustainable fashion, modern arts and suspense movies.
  • Yijia (Julia) Wu
    • Julia Wu is a sophomore MCB and Cognitive Science major at UC Berkeley. She is currently a research assistant in the GBSMRC team via the URAP program. Her research interest is primarily cognitive treatments for insomnia and their digital delivery. She is a cat enthusiast, and practices in Cal Archery team in her leisure time.
  • Zia Bajwa
    • Zia Bajwa is a third year Cognitive Science major at UC Berkeley. She is a research assistant at GBSMRC, and her primary responsibilities are assisting in administrative and recruitment tasks and data management. Her research interests are primarily in mood disorders, personality disorders, and disorders involving psychosis. She hopes to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology in the future, with the eventual goal of working as a clinical psychologist. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, reading, and skateboarding!