Our lab research assistants are inquisitive and hard-working students from the Columbia University community. Please see below for brief biographies of our RA team.
Sara Geiger is a Social-Organizational Psychology Master of Arts candidate at Columbia University, graduating May, 2016. Sara has a BA from Skidmore College in Psychology, with a minor in Management and Business. Both at Columbia and at Skidmore, Sara has taken an interest in Organizational Behavior, specifically by way of teamwork studies. In her master's program, Sara has developed a curiosity for group dynamics and social network analyses, as well as the application of statistical analyses to power people-focused programs within organizations. She hopes to gain insight into these topics as a Research Assistant for the Behavioral Research Lab.
Zachary Heinemann is a junior in Columbia College planning to study Psychology and Business in order to eventually enter a Ph.D. program for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. His specific interests are focused on how cognition and social situations impact worker performance and how perceived efficacy can alter this.
Dominique Jones is a senior at Columbia University studying Psychology and Political Science. She is interested in working with peers at the Behavioral Research Lab and meeting face to face with study participants. After Columbia Dominique plans on continuing her education at Law School and working in Mental Healthcare Advocacy.
Susie Lee is a second year Social-Organizational Psychology masters student at Columbia University. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a research assistant at Kellogg School of Management where she was initially introduced to the field of Organizational Psychology and Management. She is interested in topics related to power and motivation and hopes to gain deeper knowledge related to these topics.
Emily Ramdhany is a junior at Barnard College studying Psychology and Economics planning to ultimately earn a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She is excited to assist in conducting studies at the Behavioral Research Lab and is specifically interested in organizational decision making/behavior, motivational factors surrounding efficacy, and management.
Brandon Rude is a senior at Columbia University majoring in Neuroscience with a concentration in Statistics and has worked with the Behavioral Research Lab since coming to the university in 2012. After Columbia he plans to pursue graduate education and a career in biostatistics, specifically working to analyze brain imaging data.
Jane Selegean is a Social-Organizational Psychology masters student at Columbia University, and holds BAs in Neuroscience, Public Policy and Interdisciplinary Studies from Hunter College, City University of New York. She enjoys engaging in the variety of behavioral management, economics and marketing studies at the BRL and employing her data analytics skills. She will be applying to PhD programs in Management pursuing her research interests in negotiations, leadership, cognition and market strategy.