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Lena Redkina

  Lena Redkina

Volunteer
B.A. Psychology
Email: redkina.lena@yahoo.com 

I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology while serving as a United States Navy medic. Currently, I am in the process of applying to graduate school. My ultimate goal is to obtain an MD / PhD for a career as a physician, researcher, and professor that I can dedicate to exploring ways in which the Biological, Social, and Developmental perspectives on human nature can be used to improve medical, educational, and legal practices. Besides coming to the H.E.R.D. lab, I also love children, learning, teamwork, and adventure.

Komi German

  Komi German

Undergraduate Volunteer
Psychology
Email: ktgerman@ucdavis.edu 

I’m a junior UC Davis student who’s pursuing Developmental Psychology. Working with children is my strongest passion because I’m continually inspired by their ability to absorb new knowledge. I believe children teach adults as much as (if not even more than) adults teach children, and in my current/future work I strive to maximize this mutual benefit. Psychology fascinates me because I am challenged with the opportunity to improve myself with every piece of new information I acquire. Everyday is an adventure!

Marina Antonio

  Marina Antonio

Undergraduate Volunteer
Psychology
Email: mcantonio@ucdavis.edu 

I’m a fourth year undergraduate pursing a B.S. in Psychology along with a minor in Human Development. Working with kids and youth are one of the reasons why I decided to major in Psychology and after I graduate I’m interested in working with kids, whether it’s counseling or teaching. The physiological and social development along with its focus on kids really interested me in joining the HERD Lab. In my free time I love hanging out with my family and friends, whether its watching TV or a movie, eating, or going out. I also love working out and doing various arts and crafts.

Austin Lui

  Austin Lui

Undergraduate Volunteer
Nerobiology, Physiology and Behavior; Psychology
Email: alui@ucdavis.edu 

I am currently a third year undergraduate pursuing a degree in NPB (Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior) and a second degree in psychology with biological emphasis. I am interested in how the brain functions at different biological levels (neural, synaptic, molecular, etc.) and how the body’s internal factors interact with external stimuli to result in an observed behavior. In the future, I would like to obtain an MD/PHD so I can conduct research studies in the field of neuroscience and psychopathology and apply my research to the medical field. In my spare time, I like to workout, play basketball, and play the piano as well as the drums.

 

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  Graff Huang

Volunteer
B.S. Psychology
Email: ghuang@ucdavis.edu

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology last Fall. I’m interested in the family aspect of psychology and how the relationships between different family members affect how a child develops. I’m also curious whether or not these relationships might increase/decrease the risk of mental illness in children later on in life. I plan on applying to graduate school this year and hope to eventually obtain a MD/PhD in clinical psychology with a focus on working with the children/adolescent population. In my free time, I enjoy playing with my dogs and hanging out with my friends.

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  Shreya Gupta

Undergraduate Volunteer
Nerobiology, Physiology and Behavior; minor in Psychology
Email: ssgupta@ucdavis.edu

I am a third year at UC Davis who is pursuing a B.S. in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior along with a Psychology minor. I joined the HERD Lab because of my interest in working with children. I enjoy seeing the way in which children develop and the factors that contribute to their growth.  I hope to be a pediatrician in the future. In my spare time, I like to draw, bake, and hang out with my family and friends.

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  Ana Hernandez Cortes

Undergraduate Volunteer
Psychology; minor in Chicano Studies
Email: ahernandezc@ucdavis.edu

I am a senior currently pursuing a B.S. in Psychology and minoring in Chicano Studies. The area of study that interests me the most is the psychological and emotional development of Latino children and other minorities, particularly how negative factors such as experiences of marginalization and stereotyping can affect a child throughout adolescence and into adulthood. I became interested in joining the HERD Lab because of my interests in child development in general, and the lab’s focus on exploring the factors contributing to children’s social and emotional development. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends, traveling, baking, and communing with nature!

 

  Missy Batth

Undergraduate Volunteer
Nerobiology, Physiology and Behavior; minor in Psychology
Email: mkbatth@ucdavis.edu

I’m a sophomore majoring in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior with a minor in Psychology. I’m fascinated by the way a child’s mind works and their ability to absorb new information so quickly. I look forward to attending Optometry school, and hope to become a clinical educator for students. In my spare time, I enjoy babysitting, baking, and cleaning!

  Tiffany Giang

Undergraduate Volunteer

Email: ttgiang@ucdavis.edu

I joined the HERD Lab because I am an advocate for preventative care through education. I am pursuing a career in the health sciences, specifically nutrition, and it is crucial to adopt a more holistic approach to healthcare that encompasses physical, mental, social and emotional health. By focusing on educating people about preventative practices, we increase accessibility to better health for everyone, especially low-income families. This is the change in the world that I want to see, and I am fortunate enough to study within a lab that focuses on emotional development. I am interested in how social interactions contribute to emotional development, and how negative relations can potentially increase the risk of mental illness. Coming from a childhood of emotional trauma and abuse, these studies are very personal and empowering. I hope to learn everything I can from my time here and continue working toward my career ambitions. In my free time, I love hiking, playing volleyball, and working out. I love being active and being able to try new things and explore the world around me. Everything is an adventure with the right perspective!