Aissa Cabrales

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Aissa Cabrales is a second year pursuing a double major in Psychology and Spanish with a minor in Anthropology. She is interested in examining the effects of deportation on children, with the goal of obtaining a PhD in clinical psychology. In the future, she hopes to open up bilingual centers in predominately immigrant communities to raise awareness about mental health and aid in the transition of life in the U.S.

Stephane Estrada

Undergraduate Research Assistant

stes@umich.edu Stephane Estrada is a second year student from Chicago, IL majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience, and minoring in Latina/o Studies. She is interested in researching the effects of poverty and violence on mental health, specifically in children and teenagers. Moreover, she hopes to go on to graduate school, and later on to receive a PhD in psychology. In the future, Stephane plans to move back to Chicago and open clinics to provide mental health resources for youth and adults in Latinx communities, and fight the stigma that can be associated with mental health.

Ines Izquierdo

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Ines Izquierdo is a second year student majoring in Cognitive Science and Communications. She joined the Resilience in Context lab as a freshman in 2018, and intends to continue pursuing her many interests, both academic and extracurricular, through her participation in research and clubs. She is also currently involved in research at the University of Maryland regarding stress communication in couples. Ines hopes to continue expanding her knowledge of mental processes and communications studies in the years to come.

Isabel Martinez

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Isabel is a third year undergraduate from Chicago, Illinois majoring in Gender and Health. Isabel is interested in how culture influences childbirth and how every experience is different. In the near future, Isabel aspires to become a doula and be able to assist in many births, especially in marginalized communities back in her hometown. Isabel also plans to attend graduate school to become a nurse and gain experience before furthering her education in midwifery.

Daisy Montero

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Daisy is studying at the University of Michigan to get a B.S in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. She’s a first generation college student, native to Chicago, Illinois. She’s interested in several disciplines in psychology (cognition, developmental, biopsychological, etc). She hopes to research more into Latino’s mental health compared to SES/quality of family, drug abuse, cognition impaired brains and other issues concerning the brain’s power/cognition. She took a spring semester at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to study Forensic Psychology in high school, which started her passion for the field.


Mariana Arguelles

Psychology, Women’s Studies

Monica Arkin

Psychology, Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies

Monica graduated in 2015 from University of Michigan with a major in Psychology and a minor in Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies. After college, she spent a year in Israel where she interned at the Israel Trauma Coalition and the psychiatry department of Hadassah Hospital. Monica’s primary research interests include trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and fostering resilience in youth.

Alejandra Cuspunera

Honors Psychology

Alejandra Cuspinera is a graduate of the University of Michigan, receiving her B.S. in Honors Psychology and M.A. in Social Work. She completed an Honors thesis investigating the psychological and emotional effects of community violence exposure on children in Colombia.

Kerry Edwards


Kerry graduated from Michigan in 2015 and gained most of his empirical research experience courtesy of Dr. Ceballo.

Cordelia Fenwick

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Bradley Forbes

Brad graduated in 2018 from the University of Michigan with a BA in Psychology.

Lisa Garcia

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Heriberto Gonzalez

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Ashley Christine Harvey

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Katie King


Katie graduated from University of Michigan with a major in Psychology in 2015.

Maithri Malladi


Margarett McBride

Honors Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN)

Margarett McBride graduated in 2018 with honors from the University of Michigan with a major in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience and a minor in Community Action and Social Change.She completed her honors thesis in the lab investigating how community violence exposure, fear of crime, and community-based activity participation contributes to Latino adolescents’ sense of neighborhood belonging and psychological well-being. She is pursuing a research-oriented career and is currently a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill working with Dr. Shauna Cooper in the Strengths, Assets, and Resilience Lab (StAR lab).

Megan Rizzo

Psychology, Community Action, and Social Change

Megan Rizzo received her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Community Action and Social Change and a MSW from the University of Michigan School.

Neeve Terman

Neeve graduated in 2016 from the University of Michigan with a major in Psychology and a minor in Global Media Studies. Neeve joined Teach for America after graduation, and taught 4th grade math in New Orleans for two years.

Gabrielle Thoma

Psychology, Art History

Elizabeth Walter


Elizabeth earned a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Crime and Justice and a MSW from the University of Michigan.

Fernando Bohorquez

Sheila Dardon

Lizette Esquivel

Lisa Garcia

Undergraduate Research Assistant


Dr. Rosario Ceballo
Principal Investigator

Andrea Mora
Lab Coordinator
email | asmora@umich.edu