Contact & Questions

Departmental Leadership

University Leadership

  • Demondre Peak, Chair, Council of Graduate Students- Diversity and Inclusion Committee. (
  • Rachel Bowen, Chair, University Senate- The Diversity Committee. (
  • Lei Guo, Chair, Undergraduate Student Government- The Diversity and Inclusion Committee. (

Current Graduate Students

Below is a list of some current graduate students in the Psychology Department. These students are committed to upholding a diverse and inclusive climate and have volunteered to make themselves available to answer questions from prospective graduate students.

If you have questions about applying to graduate school or would like to know more about the Department, please feel free to contact them!

First name Last name Year Area Research Interests Email Address
Taylor Ballinger 5 Social Diversity, social identity
Tina Nguyen 5 Social Motivation, self-knowledge, goal pursuit
Briana Brownlow 5 Clinical Racial differences in emotional regulation, health disparities
Javier Granados Samayoa 6 Social Attitudes, social cognition,self-regulation
Blair Shevlin 3 Decision Numerical cognition, decision-making, risk-taking
Prutha Deshpande 5 Cognitive Color perception, color categorization
Robby Ralston 4 Development Cognitive development, categorization, attention
Logan Wahl 2 Clinical Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mental health of LGBTQ+ individuals
Seulbee Lee 3 Social Emotion, motivation, decision-making
Shaadee Samimy 5 Clinical Attention, lifestyle factors, neuroimaging
Rachel Gilfarb 3 Behavioral Neuroscience Effects of stress on the brain, maternal animal models
David Cregg 6 Clinical Positive Psychology, well-being, clinical interventions
Megan Whelen 3 Clinical Depression, cognitive therapy
Vanessa Ivy 2 Social Biracial identity, multiple identities
Phuong Le 3 Social Self-regulation, motivation
Allison Londeree 4 Social Reward, self-regulation, neuroscience