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Graduate Students and FTRG Externs

Maviya Ahmad

I am a rising senior at Hunter College majoring in Psychology. My interests lie in mood and anxiety disorders, specifically OCD and GAD and how partners help or exacerbate their symptoms. I am planning on taking a gap year or two to focus on research and then pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Nishat Amin

I am currently an undergraduate junior at St. John's University majoring in Psychology and minoring in English. My interests in psychology are personality, anxiety, and behavior disorders. I have been pursuing research since 2016, focusing on anger, anxiety, and autism. I plan to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology, after completing my MA in criminology, with extensive research on anger, trauma, and neuroscience.

Christina Argyros

I am part of the FTRG team as a coder in training and my time here has been a great learning experience. I have a Bachelor's in Psychology from Pace University and I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Teacher's College, Columbia University. My goal is to obtain a PhD in clinical psychology and become a licensed clinician.

Barbara De Barros

I am currently a junior at NYU, pursuing a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Politics. While I do hope to incorporate the two in the future, my current plan is to attend graduate school to study child and adolescent psychology. 

Allie Degen

I am a junior at NYU majoring in Psychology with a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies (CAMS). I am especially interested in how stress and dominance behaviors can affect interpersonal relationships, particularly in adolescents. Further, I would like to investigate how these factors can contribute to mental illness. I plan to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and ultimately, my main goal is to start my own practice where I can work with clients affected by eating disorders and coexisting conditions. 

Elizabeth DiDomenico

I have earned my B.A. in Psychology and am currently entering my third year in the M.S.Ed. School Psychology Program at Queens College. My current research interests include the effects of practicing yoga and mindfulness on counseling practices, investigating the relationship between academic stressors and social support, and utilizing religious practices as a coping mechanism. I plan to continue onto a Ph.D. in School Psychology upon completion of my M.S.Ed. 

Roua Eltayeib

I am graduating the City College of New York with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and biology. I plan on applying to graduate school in the Fall to pursue a career in mental health counseling and marriage and family therapy. I am interested in improving my listening and observational skills through coding at FTRG to ultimately make me a better therapist in the future. 

Melanie Forman

I am a recent graduate from The Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor's degree in psychology. During my undergraduate studies, I became interested in the relationship between mental health disorders and psychological interventions. In Fall 2018, I plan on returning to graduate school to receive my Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology.

Andrea Gabay

 I'm a second- year masters student at NYU studying Psychology with an emphasis on Clinical Neuroscience. I have a B.A. in Cognitive Psychology and B.S. in Public Health Science. I am assistant chair to the Association of Neuropsychology Student Association at NYU (part of the APA 40th Division). Interested in earning my PhD in clinical psychology and doing research in neuroscience.

Nicole Gavrilova

Currently, I am a rising junior at Hunter College pursuing a BA in psychology. I discovered my passion for psychology in my freshman year and knew immediately that I want to use this passion to create positive change in the world around me. Right now I am unsure of what specific area of study I would like to pursue, so I am just exploring all the fascinating and exciting topics this field has to offer. I love reading books, blogs, and listening to podcasts about psychology to take my learning beyond the classroom.

Delina Haile

I'm currently a senior at St. John's University majoring in psychology with a minor in business. I'm very passionate about learning new things in the field of psychology. After I graduate, I plan to get my PhD in clinical psychology with a focus in trauma. My goal is to work with refugees around the world who have experienced traumatic events while also helping them to adjust to their new environment.

Moises Hernandez

I am an undergraduate sophomore student at St. John’s University, majoring in Psychology. I am fascinated by mental health topics such as self-esteem, self-compassion, social anxiety, depression, and other anxiety disorders. I plan to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology after obtaining my bachelor’s degree. 

Shabeba Islam

I am currently a junior at NYU, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies and Sociology. I plan to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I am strongly interested in disorders such as autism and OCD, and also have a keen interest in perceptions of danger and implications in the legal justice system.

Caroline Kaleda

I have been at FTRG since September 2014 as an RMICS coder. Currently, I am helping to develop the new RMICS 2.1 coding system. I graduated from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter with a BA in Psychology and English, and am now pursuing a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling at NYU.

Shin Hye Kim

I am a junior at NYU, majoring in sociology and psychology. I am interested in the prevalence of mental health issues in immigrants and immigrant groups' attitudes towards mental health issues. After graduation, I hope to work in social and behavioral research or non-profit development. I plan to eventually return to school for social work and public health.

Brian Yoonjae Kim

I am currently a sophomore at NYU majoring in psychology and minoring in mathematics and computer science. I am interested in developmental psychology, data analysis, and social psychology. I am still in the early phase of academics and still deciding what to pursue in the future. I think joining the FTRG is a solid first step to making this decision. 

Sharon Kim

I am a senior at NYU majoring in psychology. I enjoy learning about psychology and all its facets; however, I am mostly interested in developmental and social psychology. I plan to apply the skills I have learned at the lab and university to pursue my education and career goals. 

Kimberly Kissoon

I am a junior at NYU pursing a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Public Policy and Management. I am primarily interested in learning more about personality and behavior. After graduation, I plan to pursue my PhD in Clinical Psychology. 

Claudia Liu

I recently graduated from NYU with a bachelor's degree in psychology. I also got minors in web programming & applications and business studies. During my college career, I developed a passion for mood disorders and their treatments. Working at FTRG gives me a comprehensive understanding of psychology research, and I want to use the skills set and experience that I acquired from here to pursue my future goal. I want to obtain a PhD in clinical psychology in near future.

Gabriela Memba

I am currently a senior at New York University with a major in psychology on the pre-med track. I am very interested in abnormal psychology and mental health advocacy. After graduating from NYU, I plan to gain my PhD in clinical psychology and hope to work with both adults and children/adolescents in a clinical setting. 

Yanina Nemirovsky

I am about to start my masters in clinical social work at NYU. I graduated Hunter College with a major in Psychology and a minor in Russian Language & Literature. I am an RMICS coder at FTRG and look forward to learning more and pursuing my career in the mental health field.

Linh Nguyen

I am currently a junior in St. John's University with a double major in Psychology and French. I have been truly fortunate with the opportunities given at SJU and now at FTRG to be exposed to different types of studies and aspects of research. As an international student from Vietnam, I'm particularly interested in language acquisition and the effects a bi- or multi-cultural and/or -lingual background has on personality and development. I hope to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology and to continue on with academia in the future.

Haley Park

I am a recent graduate from New York University with a bachelor's degree in psychology. I plan to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology as I am interested in psychiatric patient care and research, and mental health advocacy. Ultimately, I want to be a clinical psychologist at a hospital working to treat children and adolescents with mental illness.

Sinan Pirovic

At the moment, I am currently an undergraduate student from Hunter College while majoring in Psychology. I hope to pursue a Master’s later on in my academic career pertaining to counseling with younger children as I feel the development of children is a fascinating, but also fragile, topic to take part in. I'm excited to be a member of FTRG as I feel it will offer some good research experience that could also aid a good cause. 

Fiona Puccio

I am currently an undergraduate student at St. John's University, pursuing my B.A. in Psychology with a minor in English. My future plans include graduate school in order to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. My interests include child and social psychology, as well as clinical psychology.

Carissa Rahaman

I am currently a sophomore at NYU pursuing my B.A. in Psychology. I am particularly interested in how domestic conflict and dominance affect the mental/social development of children going into adolescence. In the future, I plan to attain my masters and doctoral degree in clinical psychology. 

Alexander Robateau

I am a senior at the Macaulay Honors College, CCNY campus. As a double major in Asian Studies and Psychology, I synthesize my disciplines with an interest in treating serious mental illness in first generation and low income Asian American communities, with a focus on community and family-based interventions for adolescents with psychosis. I will graduate in 2018 with a BA in Psychology and Asian Studies, after which I hope to enter a clinical psychology PhD program. 

Sanya Sareen

I am a sophomore at NYU double-majoring in psychology and economics. I am primarily interested in social psychology and its intersection with behavioural economics. I plan to attend graduate school to obtain a Master's in Business Administration and eventually work in consulting or marketing. 

Megan Sax

I am a recent graduate from Hunter College with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology. My interests include abnormal psychology, psychopathology, social psychology and criminology. I plan to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and hope to have a private practice in the future. My experience at FTRG has provided me with a strong set of research skills that will without doubt help me achieve my goals.

Catherine Tumminello

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Stony Brook University and will be pursuing a MSc in Health Psychology at the University of Leeds in the UK this fall/spring. At Stony Brook I completed a one-year research assistant position in the area of social and health psychology in which we researched cognitive factors that impact health decisions and health behaviors. I am thankful for the externship opportunity offered me at FTRG as a behavior coder this summer and am particularly looking forward to the exposure to the research being conducted here. I hope to pursue a PsyD in Clinical Psychology and to eventually establish my own practice as a Psychologist.

Yana Vasilov

I am currently an undergraduate student at Hunter College majoring in Psychology and minoring in Sociology. My areas of interests include abnormal psychology and mental health in adults, which led me to pursue a yearlong internship in the clinical setting. In the future, I plan to continue my education in order to be able to work with adults in clinical setting. 

Sophia Wang

I am a sophomore at NYU majoring in psychology. I am greatly interested in human emotions and its application in Artificial Intelligence field. After graduation, I am planning to pursue law school with concentration in intellectual property law/international law.

   

 

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