Graduate Students and FTRG Externs

Ana Aguirre

I am currently a sophomore at NYU in the College of Arts and Science, where I plan to double major in Psychology and Spanish with a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. Thus far, I have had the opportunity to work under Professor Pascal Wallish as a Research Assistant for the NYU Department of Psychology in the Measuring Visual Aesthetics study. Over the past summer, I’ve also had the privilege of working under for Harvard Business School as a Research Assistant on a nationwide large-scale project in collaboration with Yelp. This externship will allow me to get involved on various projects and tasks where I will gain a deeper understanding of all the processes that conducting research entails. In the near future I hope to conduct my own research studies and eventually pursue a doctoral level degree in Clinical Psychology. Apart from being involved in research, a few activities that I enjoy partaking in during my free time include ice skating, ceramics, painting, staying active, exploring new places around New York and teaching Spanish!

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.

Elizabeth Badalov

I am currently a junior at Hunter College double majoring in Biochemistry and Philosophy. I am on the Pre-Med track with an interest in psychiatry and developmental psychology. My goal is to complete my medical education and open up a local practice to serve my community.

Thomas Cote

I am currently a senior at Hunter College pursuing a degree in B.A. in Clinical Psychology. My research interests revolve around nonviolent modalities for identifying, communicating, and compassionately addressing the universal needs underlying challenging actions and beliefs. I believe that once these needs can be identified and communicated non-reactively, typically divisive actions and beliefs transform into profound opportunities for unification. I hope to research and implement these nonviolent modalities, potentially as a Clinical Ph.D, to navigate difficult, often under-communicated aspects of life (e.g., death, mental illness, trauma, and racism) in both clinical and age-appropriate multimedia formats (including video and podcasts). I also contain humor.

Ewelina Dabrowski

I am currently a senior at Hunter College pursuing a BA in Health Psychology and a minor in Religion. My research interests focus on exploring the biopsychosocial approach in treating eating disorders and the mind-body relationship. Outside of my academic life, I enjoy traveling and all things health and wellness related.

Roua Eltayeib

I am recent graduate from the City College of New York with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and biology. I plan to apply for graduate school this semester to pursue a career in marriage and family therapy. I hope to start a group therapy in my Sudanese community in the future to make speaking about mental health less taboo. I am interested in improving my listening and observational skills through coding at FTRG to ultimately make me a better therapist in the future.

Tasmi Imlak

I am currently pursuing both my bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Psychology with a minor in Public Administration at St. John's University. I am extremely passionate about social justice issues and educating myself on topics that affect people globally. As a Muslim-Bangladeshi American myself, I am especially interested in issues pertaining to underrepresented populations such as immigrants, refugees, and people of color. Through this externship, I hope to enhance my knowledge of psychological factors that affect peoples' behaviors and relationships as well as gain a deeper understanding of the research process. My long-term goal is to be well-informed on how to deal with the psychological issues experienced by displaced people in order to better address their mental health needs as I would ultimately like to devote my work with this population. In my free time, I enjoy reading books, painting, going to art galleries and museums, and spending time with my friends and family.

Emily Gonzalez

I am currently a senior at Hunter College pursuing a BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. I am part of FTRG team as a coder and look forward to developing more experience and knowledge in the field of mental health. My ultimate goal is to obtain my PhD in clinical psychology and work in a hospital setting with adolescents.

Gabriella Griffith

I am currently a junior at Hunter College pursuing a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. I plan to obtain a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology after graduation, which would allow me to conduct research and practice as a licensed psychologist. I am especially interested in the area of Forensic Child Psychology. I would ultimately like to work with juvenile offenders in order to understand the connection between psychology and the law.

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.

Monira Hasan

I am currently a Junior Yalow Scholar at Hunter College pursuing a B.A. in psychology. I plan on getting my Master's degree, and then pursuing a Ph.D in clinical psychology. My research interests focus on understanding the risk factors for depression as well as the impact of childhood trauma (physical, emotional, mental) on adulthood. Besides classes and research, I enjoy participating in sports (particularly track and field), playing music, and love being around animals.

Shabeba Islam

I am currently a senior at NYU, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. I plan to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I am strongly interested in cultural perceptions of mental health as well as neuropsychological testing for autism and other disorders.

Yuliana Dominguez Paez

I'm a senior at the City College of New York majoring in biochemistry and minoring in philosophy. I aspire to obtain an MD, or possibly an MD/PhD with a mission to help under served communities. My time at FTRG has enriched me in the psychological aspects of behavior and behavioral change. The participation in this lab has founded my interest in research and my curiosity in obtaining an MD/PhD.

Lauren Simon

I am a recent graduate of New York University with a bachelor's degree in honors psychology. Since graduating and completing my externship, I now work full time as a Research Coordinator for Project Implicit, building, analyzing, and managing the dissemination of Implicit Association Tests. I am excited to continue working at FTRG as a Reliable RMICs Coder and hope to one day be a licensed psychotherapist. My research interests include sex and sexuality, relationship dynamics, women's mental health, and trauma.

Katherine Wang

I am currently a first year student at NYU pursuing my Master's degree in Psychology and I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology at UCSC. My interest lies in how family systems affect the onset of mood disorders and personality disorders of genetically predisposed. adolescents. After graduation, I hope to pursue a PsyD. and practice as a clinical child psychologist.



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