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

    Mariana graduated in 2015 from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Women Studies in Gender and Health and in 2018 with a master's degree in Social Work in Interpersonal Practice and Health. Mariana was a research assistant from 2012 to 2016 and her areas of interest included community trauma and resilience. She is passionate about sexual health and is an advocate for quality and inclusive access to sexual health education. Mariana is currently working with the Latinx community of North Philadelphia, providing services that are culturally appreciative to HIV-positive individuals.

    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. She currently studies youth development at Child Trends and hopes to attend graduate school for clinical psychology.

    Alejandra Cuspinera

    Honors Psychology

    Alejandra Cuspinera is a graduate of the University of Michigan, receiving her B.S. in Honors Psychology. She completed an Honors thesis investigating the psychological and emotional effects of community violence exposure on children in Colombia. During her undergraduate career Alejandra volunteered for Manna Project International, an organization that serves international populations to foster youth development in undeserved communities. She also worked as a student volunteer for Washtenaw County Jail, where she led weekly creative writing workshops for inmates. Her future goals are working with at-risk youth and pursuing further education in this field.

    Kerry Edwards


    Kerry graduated from Michigan in 2015, and gained most of his empirical research experience courtesy of Dr. Ceballo.  While working full-time now, he also stays involved in his community’s school system.  Hobbies include traveling, lunch, and dinner.

    Cordelia Fenwick

    Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Bradley Forbes

    Brad graduated in 2018 from the University of Michigan with a BA in Psychology. He is currently working as an ABA therapist for a behavioral research clinic in Los Angeles and is also applying to graduate schools across the country in order to pursue a doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

    Lisa Garcia

    Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Heriberto Gonzalez

    Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Ashley Christine Harvey

    Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Katie King


    Katie is originally from Missouri, but she moved to central Michigan in 2000, where she attended Shepherd High School. She graduated from University of Michigan with a major in Psychology in 2015. She is taking a year off to gain work/research/volunteer experience. She plans to attend graduate school for social work or clinical psychology.

    Maithri Malladi


    Maithri Malladi graduated from the University of Michigan in 2017 with a B.S. in Neuroscience. After graduation, she took a year off and moved to Chicago in August for grad school. She's currently doing a dual masters degree in counseling psychology and applied behavioral analysis with an intention for a PhD in applied behavioral analysis.

    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 started working with the lab in the Fall of 2016 and has been very active in research ever since. 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 is currently pursuing a MSW at the University of Michigan School of Social Work with a practice are in children and youth in families and society. She received her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Community Action and Social Change.

    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. She now works for the educational non-profit, City Year. She manages City Year’s program implementation while providing coaching and supervision to a team of 9 AmeriCorps Members fulfilling over 1,700 hours each of full-time service as mentors and tutors at a K-8 school in New Orleans.

    Gabrielle Thoma

    Psychology, Art History

    From Chicago, Gabby graduated in 2014 from the University of Michigan, double majoring in Psychology and Art History. Her interest within the psychology department primarily focused on developmental psychology, with an emphasis on adolescence. She hopes to merge her knowledge of art with her studies in psychology at some point in the future.

    Elizabeth Walter


    Elizabeth graduated in 2015 from University of Michigan with a major in Psychology and a minor in Crime and Justice. Elizabeth is currently pursuing master’s program at the UofM Social Work where she focuses on mental health and interpersonal practice. She has volunteered at Vista Maria (mentor and friend to young girls in foster care) and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County. Elizabeth is most interested in helping troubled youth who suffer from mental health disorders due to their surroundings or traumatic life experiences.




    Fernando Bohorquez

    Sheila Dardon

    Lizette Esquivel

    Lisa Garcia

    Undergraduate Research Assistant