Yuhua (Andy) Li
Yuhua is a Ph.D. candidate who joined The Foundation Lab in Fall 2019. She graduated from Illinois College in May 2019 with a B.S. in both Psychology and Economics. Her research interest revolve around enhancing worker well-being through improving recovery experiences, work-life balance, prosocial behaviors in the workplace, and implementing personal- and organizational-level interventions.
Lauren H. Moran
Lauren is a fourth-year Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech who joined The Foundation Lab in Fall 2023. She graduated from Florida State University in May 2020 with a B.S. in both Psychology and International Affairs. Her research interests are broadly focused on worker health and well-being, as well as identity management in the workplace
Yichen (Steve) Tang
Yichen is a Ph.D. candidate who joined The Foundation Lab in Fall 2019. He graduated from the College of Wooster with a double major in Psychology and Economics. He is interested in understanding team dynamics and ways to improve worker well-being. His overarching goal is to become a thought leader in the field of I-O psychology and build on the knowledge-base of scholars that came before him.
Danielle Amrani is a Psychology major at Georgia Tech and joined the Foundations Lab in the Spring of 2023. She is passionate about cognitive psychology, specifically in relation to athletes. As a result, she aspires to pursue a career in the Sports Medicine field. After graduation, she plans on attending medical school.
Adriana Cañas is a Psychology major with minors in Spanish and History. She joined the Foundation Lab in the Summer of 2022. Her research interests include motivation and mental health in the workplace. After graduation she hopes to pursue her master’s in I/O Psychology.
Anish Cheekati is a Psychology major at Georgia Tech and joined the lab in Fall 2021. His interests include research in clinical psychology, primarily mental health, as well as worker well-being and work-life balance. After graduation, he plans on going to medical school and later specializing in the field of plastic surgery.
Alyssa Davenport is a Psychology major with a minor in Public Policy at Georgia Tech and joined the Foundation Lab in Fall 2021. She is very interested in employee satisfaction and motivation. Her research interests include topics like worker stress and wellbeing, job attitudes, and work-family relationships. After graduation, she plans on pursuing her PhD in I/O Psychology.
Allison Doyle is a second-year biology major with a psychology minor from West Hartford, CT. She joined the Foundation Lab in the spring of 2023. Her interests are in workplace well-being, mental health, and Alzheimer’s disease. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school for genetic counseling and enter the healthcare workforce.
Claudia is a fourth-year Biology major from Grayson, Georgia. She started in the lab at the end of the Spring 2023 semester, and she is passionate about work-family conflict, specifically the mental and physical health issues related to this subtopic of IO psychology. She aspires to get a Masters in Public Health after graduating, and afterward, she hopes to go to medical school to become a pediatrician.
Jin Han joined the lab in the Summer of 2022. She is currently a junior at Innovation Academy. Her interest in I/O psychology stems from exploring the complex mechanisms through which the human mind perceives, interprets, and coherently expresses a wide range of emotions. Following graduation, she plans to pursue a degree in neuropsychology, working to understand the intricate connections between the brain and behavior, and contributing to advancements in the field of neuroscience and psychology.
Sophia Houston is a Psychology major with a minor in Spanish and joined the Foundations Lab Spring 2023. Her interests lie in Health Psychology, particularly worker well-being and she is very excited about being a part of the Foundations Lab team. After graduating, Sophia plans to go to graduate school for Health or Clinical Psychology.
Grace Johnson is a Psychology major with a concentration in Business at Georgia Tech. She joined The Foundation Lab in August 2022. She is interested in researching work environments and how they affect family dynamics. She is working to become an Industrial Psychologist and help reform work environments in the corporate world.
Erin So Kim
Erin is a Neuroscience Major with an interest in Pre-med at Georgia Tech. Her research interests include getting a better understanding of how the mind works so that we can control the mind better to help our bodies. After graduating, she plans to obtain a Ph.D. in Neuroscience after pursuing an MD in the field of neurosurgery.
Adeba Mukul is a Psychology major at Georgia Tech and joined the Foundation Lab in Spring 2023. Her research interests are in DEI interventions, specifically refugee and immigrant integration. After graduation, she plans to continue her education by attending graduate school for I/O psychology.
Metztli Munoz is a third-year psychology major. She has a passion for research and hopes to one day specialize in therapy. She is broadly interested in Discrimination, DEI, and stress in the workplace. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring the city.
Kendal Newton is a Psychology major and Biology minor at Georgia Tech. She joined the Foundation Lab in Spring 2023. Her interests include anxiety and stress and their effects on the body. After graduation, she plans to work towards a Ph.D.; currently, she is considering forensic psychology or clinical psychology.
Jena Patel is a Psychology major with a minor in Health and Medical Sciences and Public Policy at Georgia Tech. She joined the Foundation Lab in the Spring of 2023. Her research interests lie in the healthcare setting, and she is excited to study how to improve teamwork and well-being in the medical field. Upon graduation, she plans on going to PA school to pursue a career in Pediatrics.
Ana Peralta Rolka
Ana is a Psychology major with a minor in Spanish at Georgia Tech. She joined The Foundation Lab in August of 2022. Her primary research interests consist of Alzheimer’s, and how things in our daily life influences our mental health. After graduation, she plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology, and a career as either a Clinical or Sport Psychologist.
Matthys (Matt) Serfontein is a high school junior at Innovation Academy who joined The Foundation Lab in Spring 2023. He is interested in researching how the organization of teams affects team output and team member stress levels. Following graduation, he plans to pursue a degree in I/O psychology to work in industry or become a corporate lawyer.
Emily Sheffield is a Psychology major at Georgia Tech and joined The Foundation Lab in Spring 2022. She is very interested in researching worker well-being and the effects of work-life balance and work motivation on performance. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in I/O psychology and further the field through her work.