Postbaccalaureate Researchers

Sophia Ahlborn (she/her). Sophia graduated from the University of Minnesota in the Spring of 2024 with a Dual Degree with a Bachelors of Science in developmental psychology and a Bachelors of Arts in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies with a Chinese emphasis. Her research interests include the relation between psychopathology in children and drug addiction, depression, and anxiety. She hopes to attend medical school for psychiatry.  

Natalie Brooks (she/her). Natalie graduated in May 2023 with minors in developmental psychology, neuroscience, and sociology of law, criminology, and justice. She is particularly interested in disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, as well as the influence of both nature and nurture with prevalence in families. She hopes to pursue a PhD in an area of developmental psychology with emphasis on neuroscience, with the goal of a career in research and education.  

Lucie Han (she/her). Lucie received her Developmental Psychology BA in Spring 2022. Her personal research interests include the development and prevention of body dysmorphia/eating disorders, mood disorders, and substance abuse disorders. She hopes to pursue a career in mental health research and clinical care. Lucie currently works on the Infant Twin Registry.

Mallory Olsen (she/her). Mallory is a Fall 2020 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Developmental Psychology. She hopes to attend graduate school and obtain a PsyD in developmental psychology. Her research interests include adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the etiology of psychopathology. Mallory currently works as a research assistant on the Healthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study.

Krupa Patel (she/her). Krupa graduated from the University of Delaware in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. Her research interests involve investigating the role of parent-child relationships on physiological outcomes across development, the environment that shapes this process, and identifying factors that promote resilience to ultimately improve the lives of vulnerable children that suffer the sequelae of early adversity. Currently, Krupa is the Site Coordinator for the Healthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) study. In the future, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

Inyene Ukpong (she/her). Inyene graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her research interests involve examining the brain and related behaviors, specifically in children, adults, and possibly veterans. Inyene currently works with HBCD (Healthy Brain and Child Development) investigating the effects of substance use on development from the prenatal period into childhood. Afterwards, she hopes to become a Clinical Neuropsychologist.