Undergraduate Researchers

Addison Cavendar. Addie is a sophomore studying Neuroscience and Developmental Psychology at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include child development within the education system as well as the general development of psychopathology. After graduating, she hopes to pursue a career in Pediatric Neurology. 

Lauren Hagert. Lauren is a senior from Sharpsburg, Georgia pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Developmental Psychology with a minor in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and will graduate Spring 2021. She is really passionate about diversifying research and the role trauma has in childhood outcomes. Post graduation, she hopes to attend graduate school for counseling and work in a school as a behavioral therapist.

Lucie Han. Lucie is a junior pursuing her Developmental Psychology BA at the University of Minnesota. 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. 

Mehrnaz Mirhosseini. Mehrnaz is a junior at the University of Minnesota from Palo Alto, California. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with minors in Music and Neuroscience and will graduate in Spring 2021. Her research interests include psychopathology, specifically the role environment and genetics have on developing mental disorders. She hopes to attend graduate school in clinical psychology following graduation.

Brinley Montour. Brinley is a senior at the University of Minnesota, pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Developmental Psychology and minoring in Leadership. After graduation, she is hoping to attend graduate school to become a clinical psychologist focusing on a patient-care environment. Her research interests include both the genetic and environmental effects on mental illness, specifically Substance Use Disorder (SUD’s) and how that affects offspring.

Mallory Olsen. Mallory will be graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2020 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. 

Paige Raymond. Paige is a junior at the University of Minnesota. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Developmental Psychology and a minor in Family Social Science. Her research interests include psychopathology and its environmental and genetic components, as well as the interaction between mental illness and addiction. In the future, she plans to attend graduate school and become a school psychologist.

Kasey Stack. Kasey is a senior at the University of Minnesota working towards a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a Neuroscience minor. She hopes to attend graduate school to earn a PhD in psychology and go on to work as a neuropsychologist in a children’s hospital. Her research interests include the interplay of genetic and environmental causes behind cognitive disorders, such as depression, as well as addiction and its bidirectional relationship with mental illness. 

Claire Swain. Claire is a junior at the University of Minnesota, pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Psychology and a minor in Spanish. Her research interests include psychopathology and mental illness, as well as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their effects on child development. After graduation, she hopes to attend graduate school and pursue a career in School Psychology.