Lab Alumni

Alexandra Perez-Garcia, B.A.

Former Undergraduate Honors Thesis Student

Alexandra graduated from the University of Chicago in 2014 with a degree in psychology and public policy. Her undergraduate honors thesis, conducted with Dr. Shaw and Dr. Katherine Kinzler, explored the different social factors that can influence children’s generosity, specifically in regards to reputation and reputation repair. She has now entered the non-profit sector, with plans to remain there for a few years and then return to academia to pursue a MBA/PhD in a joint degree program.

Email: alexa_perezgarcia@yahoo.com

Zachary Trail, B.A.

Former Undergraduate Honors Thesis Student

Zachary graduated from the College in spring 2017, having double majored in psychology and comparative human development. His thesis, advised by Dr. Alex Shaw and supported by the Earl R. Franklin Research Fellowship, explored the development of children’s inferences about the signaling costs and benefits of moral condemnation and hypocrisy.  Zachary is now a teacher with the Teach for America program.

Email: ztrail@uchicago.edu

Nick Howlett, B.A.

Former Undergraduate Honors Thesis Student

Nick was an undergraduate honors thesis student during the 2017-2018 academic year. He is interested in both how children develop a sense of fairness and how this sense influences their social interactions. His honors thesis explores how children think about competition and competitive spaces.

Linman Li, B.A.

Former Undergraduate Honors Thesis Student

Linman was an undergraduate honors thesis student during the 2017-2018 academic year. She is still exploring her research interests, but currently she is fascinated by moral development and reasoning abilities in early childhood. Her honors thesis investigates questions about empathy and fairness.

Daniel Brunette

Summer 2018 Undergraduate Research Assistant

Daniel is a third year at Northwestern University, triple majoring in psychology, sociology, and statistics. His primary interest is in clinical, but enjoys the social, personality, and developmental aspects of psychology as well. In the near future, he is hoping to design and collect data for a cross-clinical and cultural psychology study abroad. Further on, he wants to attend a PhD program for clinical psychology for clinical practice and possible professorship.

Nicco Capotosto

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

Nicco is a fourth-year undergraduate studying psychology and public policy. He's also a member of the varsity soccer team at UChicago. His interest is in understanding the moral underpinnings of modern political discourse and how we can use moral psychology to have more constructive dialogues in politics. In the future, he hopes to go into organizational psychology or market research. 

Adrianna (Adri) Barnett

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

Adri is a second year undergraduate psychology student in the College. She is interested in developmental research and its applications to public policy. She's also interested in history and film. She hopes to go into nonprofit work following graduation.

Ishani Kerjiwal

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

​Ishani is a third year undergraduate studying comparative human development. Her interests include children’s morality, the intersection between parents' values and children’s values, and the rights of young women globally. She hopes to eventually work to stop human trafficking and/or child marriage, and to study the effects of both on young girls’ development.

Email: ishanik@uchicago.edu

Nina Mendez

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

​Nina is currently a psychology major in her third year in the College, with a penchant for French language and animated film! She is interested in studying the ways in which people perceive of and interpret each other – particularly, how subtle and subconscious cues can affect our opinions of one another. Her larger goal is to contribute to the body of knowledge on effective conflict resolution.  

Email: nsmendez97@uchicago.edu

Hao Daniel Zhang

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

​Daniel is a fourth year undergraduate studying psychology and creative writing. He is fascinated by characters, and wants to understand and hopefully even capture that uniqueness in every person. He hopes to become a writer one day.

Email: hdz121@uchicago.edu

Isabel Wellbery, B.A.

Former Undergraduate Honors Thesis Student

Isabel graduated from the University of Chicago in fall 2016 with a degree in comparative human development with honors. The Earl R. Franklin Fellowship supported her honors thesis, which was advised by Dr. Shaw and Jessica Bregant and explored the development of reasoning about legislative intent (i.e., the intentions behind rules) in children. She is broadly interested in the cognitive foundations of culture and how individuals learn and communicate implicit cultural knowledge. In the future, she hopes to apply social science approaches to industry questions.

Email: iwellbery@gmail.com

Sunni Rogers, B.A.

Former Undergraduate Research Assistant

Sunni graduated from the University of Chicago in fall 2016 with a degree in psychology. Her main interests revolve around moral perceptions in interactions with the law.  Specifically, she is interested in what factors people rely on when developing intuition about justice. In the future, she plans to attend graduate school to continue work within the field of psychology and law.

Email: sunni.rogers1@gmail.com

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