Current Post-Bacc Researchers:
Aish Lovett | Post-Bacc
Aish is a first-year post-bacc student at UC Berkeley. They are a research assistant in the habit formation study, and their primary responsibilities are assessing participants pre- and post-treatment. They are interested in idiographic dynamics of habit formation, participatory methods, and capacity building in community health systems. Before coming to Berkeley, they worked in neuroscience and HIV prevention research. In their free time they enjoy painting and board games.
Linyan Ge | Post-Bacc
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 Salazar | Post-Bacc
Nena Salazar is a third-semester post-baccalaureate researcher in the psychology department at UC Berkeley. She works as an assessor on the Maintaining Behavior Change study. Her research interests include, but are not limited to, integrative approaches to psychotic disorders, trauma recovery, and mindfulness-based interventions for severe mental illness. In her free time, she enjoys being in nature, cooking, and spending time with friends and family
Rafael Esteva Hache | Post-Bacc
Rafael Esteva Hache is a post-baccalaureate student in the psychology department. As a community facilitator and project coordinator in the Community Study, he supports community mental health leaders and service providers implement Sleep Coaching with their clients. Additionally, he conducts client assessments, performs various data tasks, and manages our continuing education credit system for clinicians who train in Sleep Coaching. Before coming to Cal, Rafael worked in Peru as a campaign manager for congressional and presidential elections, and did research on electoral systems and their role in political and economic development. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale in 2019 with a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. Rafael hopes to pursue a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. He is interested in implementation science, behavior change, and loneliness interventions. In his leisure time, Rafael enjoys dancing salsa, cooking, and reading magical realism.