Supervised honors thesis students

Project research assistants

Julia Thielhelm

Julia Thielhelm

Honors thesis student

Julia is a junior from Orlando, Florida. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Spanish and Biology. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in medicine. Her research interests include studying how children develop language and form relationships. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, reading, and baking.
Rachel Galegos

Rachel Galegos

Honors Thesis student

Graduated in 2017
Ainsley Buck

Ainsley Buck

Research Assistant

Ainsley is a freshman from Connecticut. She is an intended Psychology major with additional interests in Global Health and Child Policy. Her current research interests include children’s empathy development and emotional literacy, as well as their interactions with child mental health and sensitivity levels. Ainsley loves working with kids and teaches kids’ dance and skating classes and has worked as a preschool teaching assistant for many of the past summers. In her free time, she dances and loves to bake.
Anna Fink

Anna Fink

Research Assistant

Anna is a sophomore from Concord, North Carolina who is pursuing a major in Psychology and minors in French Studies and Cultural Anthropology. She is particularly interested in developmental disabilities and advocacy for those who are affected by them. Anna loves working with kids and enjoys dancing and teaching dance in her free time!
Sydny Long

Sydny Long

Research Assistant

Sydny is a sophomore from Fort Mill, South Carolina. She is pursuing a major in Psychology with a minor in Biology and plans to eventually attend medical school in order to become a pediatric oncologist. While all of psychology fascinates her, she is especially interested in developmental and child psychology, particularly how trauma interacts with child development. In her free time, Sydny enjoys writing for The Chronicle, volunteering, and drawing.
Theresa Nardone

Theresa Nardone

Research Assistant

Theresa is a rising junior from Clarksburg, Maryland seeking a major in Public Policy and minors in Psychology and Spanish Studies. She is interested in the intersection of domestic policy and developmental psychology, specifically among children. In her free time, Theresa enjoys going on runs and hikes, making music, and spending time with friends.