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Research Assistants

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Hailee Davis, Lab Manager, recently graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Psychology and Sociology. Her long-term goal is to pursue a Ph.D. in Social Psychology. She is broadly interested in quantitative research and exploring the social interaction between physical and mental health. In her free time, she likes to crochet, hike, and garden. 

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Jeff Dillon is a 3rd year undergraduate student majoring in both Psychology and Philosophy. Jeff is currently interested in the social psychology areas of persuasion, motivation, and attitude formation and change. He is also interested in epistemology, ethics, and law as related to the field of psychology and social policy in general. Aside from his primary academic pursuits, Jeff also enjoys playing card/board games as well as performing and composing music, including playing trombone for the University of Utah's premiere jazz band.


My name is Heejeong Hwang. I am a fourth-year undergraduate at the University of Utah. I am a psychology major with a minor in Sociology. I am interested in how different cultures have different social cues, how that relates to our everyday interactions, and how culture affects therapy. I am working towards applying to a Psychology Ph.D. program. I like to read, bake, and listen to music in my free time


My name is Claude Nsengimana. I am from Rwanda (a small country in East Africa). Am going into my 2nd year at University of Utah. I am majoring in psychology with my minor in human development and family studies. My goal is to go into mental health/therapy. My interests out of school include soccer, hiking, running, going to gym, and spending time with friends and family.

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Angel Picos: I'm an undergraduate student at the University of Utah graduating in Spring 2023. I am dual majoring in Psychology and Sociology with an emphasis in therapy. After graduating, I have always been passionate about helping people especially those who are suffering from mental health conditions, through my education I hope to administer therapy and mental health services to aid people everywhere. I hope to pursue a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, with this I hope to practice therapy and especially help those in the Latinx community.

In my free time, I love to go to the gym or go hiking outside, spending time with friends, and listening to all kinds of music.


Ellie Robbins is a second-year at the University of Utah, pursuing a degree in Psychology. Her academic journey centers around exploring the relationship between mental health and prison inmates. With a strong interest in guiding individuals to reclaim their lives, Ellie aspires to help everyone in prison with a second chance. Beyond her academic pursuits, she finds joy in activities like singing, hiking, and watching movies during her free time.

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