TFL Team

Graduate Students

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.

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.

Undergraduate Students

Taylor Allmen

Taylor is a psychology major with a concentration in business at Georgia Tech. Her research interests include work-family relations and the impacts of work-related stress. After graduation, she plans to pursue a masters in I/O Psychology and hope to work for a company in which she can help improve overall employee satisfaction and productivity.

Kennedy Cowden

Kennedy Cowden is a psychology major at Georgia Tech. Her research interests focus on mental health and the overall worker well-being of healthcare employees, specifically in regards to improving patient safety and satisfaction. After graduation, I will be attended Physician Assistant school with hopes of becoming a psychiatric PA.

Alyssa Davenport

Alyssa Davenport is a Psychology major at Georgia Tech and joined the Foundation Lab in Fall 2021. She is very interested in researching how employee satisfaction can be increased. These topics include worker stress and wellbeing, job attitudes, and work-family relationships. After graduation, she plans on pursuing her PhD in either I/O Psychology or Forensic Psychology.

Jheel Dhruv

Jheel Dhruv is a senior at Parkview High School. She is very interested in researching which parts of commuting and why commuting is thought of as very stressful as well as understanding what makes a happy worker. After graduating, she plans on majoring in Neuroscience or Physics with a minor in Spanish in hopes of going on to an MD/Ph.D. program to become a physician-scientist.

Drew Haddox

Drew is a psychology major at Oglethorpe University. His goal is to become an Industrial Organizational Psychologist and contribute to research regarding how inclusivity and diversity can be increased within the workplace.

Samira Hossain

Samira Hossain is a psychology major with a minor in health sciences at Georgia Tech. Her research interests lie in the healthcare setting and she is excited to study how to improve teamwork, resilience, and overall worker well-being in the medical field as well as other fields involving high stakes teams. After graduation, she plans on going to PA school and becoming a physician's assistant working either in the critical care or the neonatal department.

Alicia Nguyen

Alicia Nguyen is a psychology major with a minor in Health and Medical Sciences at Georgia Tech and joined the Foundation Lab in January 2021. Her research interests are in sociological changes resulting from the current pandemic and their effects on workplace productivity as well as adaptivity. She aspires to be either a pediatrician or family physician to be actively involved in maintaining the well-being of her community.

Dorothy (Gracie) Rehberg

Gracie Rehberg is a Psychology student at Georgia Tech and joined The Foundation Lab in Spring of 2020. Along with her Psychology degree, she is concentrating in business and pursuing a certificate in Leadership and Organizational change. Her research interests include teamwork, motivation, and how research findings can be applied to improving worker performance and well-being. After graduation, she plans to further her education by pursuing a graduate degree in I/O psychology and to continue to study how psychological theories can be applied to business and worker health.

Dylan Reichert

Dylan Reichert is a biomedical engineering major at Georgia Tech and joined The Foundation Lab in 2022. His research interests are centered around improving mental health in the workplace and examining the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on spatial navigation. He is currently debating between going to graduate school to study psychology and getting a job in consulting.

Emily Sheffield

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.

Caroline Shewmaker

Caroline Shewmaker is double majoring in Business Administration and Psychology at Georgia Tech. She joined The Foundation Lab in Spring 2021. Her research interest includes psychological health, specifically in relation to the workplace. She has a strong interest in I/O Psychology and hopes to apply research findings to those directly affected by commuting to work. After graduating, she hopes to pursue her Master's in Business Administration and earn her Ph.D. in I/O Psychology in the future.

Vicky Yu

Vicky Yu is a psychology major with a business concentration and a Spanish minor at Georgia Tech. Her research interests include the effect of work stressors on home life and how that, in turn, affects work performance and productivity, and also how teams are affected by outside factors. After graduation, she plans on working in HR to better evaluate and improve the livelihoods and satisfaction of coworkers.

Nikera Williams

Nikera Williams is a majoring in Psychology with a double minor in Health Science and Social Justice. She is interested in learning how recreational drugs adversely affect an individual's well-being in the workplace. After graduating, she plans on attending graduate school to pursue her master's in Clinical Psychology and obtaining a medical degree.

Jason Wu

Jason Wu is a Biomedical Engineering and Psychology dual major at Georgia Tech and joined The Foundation Lab in Fall 2021. His primary interest in research is in clinical psychology and what can affect a person’s mental health. His goal after graduation is to go to graduate school in order to earn a PhD in Clinical Psychology and begin practicing.