Bonny Donzella is a Senior Research Fellow in the Gunnar Laboratory, and is actively involved in the International Adoption Project. She earned a Masters degree from the State University of New York at Albany, and was trained in psychophysiological techniques and the study of emotion at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 1995, Bonny has worked with Dr. Megan Gunnar on studies of the physiology of stress regulation and temperament.

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Shanna Mliner has worked on research projects in the Gunnar Laboratory since 1998, and is actively involved in the International Adoption Project as a Senior Research Fellow. She earned a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education and a bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Shanna also holds Minnesota teaching licenses in both Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education.

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Bao Moua started working in the Gunnar Laboratory as an undergraduate assistant. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Child Psychology at the University of Minnesota in 2008. She is responsible for maintaining the Minnesota International Adoption Project Registry.

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