Sarah Anolik is pursuing her Master’s in Social-Organizational Psychology at Columbia University’s Teachers College. She is also an Organizational Development Associate at Retensa, LLC. Prior to beginning her graduate studies, Sarah worked in sales, operations and lower-level management for several organizations including Vogue magazine, SoulCycle and Equinox. She graduated from Barnard College in 2008 with a BA in Psychology. Her current areas of interest include group dynamics, diversity (primarily gender and culture), and decision-making.
Dominique Jones is a sophomore at Columbia University studying Psychology. 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 with a Ph.D in Psychology.
Amie Blocker received her BA in Psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University in 2014. Currently a teaching assistant, Amie plans to receive her PhD in either Social Psychology or Management and is interested in studying how both verbal and nonverbal cues have a role in interpersonal social influence and persuasion with particular emphasis on mediating factors, such as gender and power.
Nana Amoh is a graduate student at Teachers College pursuing a master's degree in Clinical Psychology. She received her BA in Psychology with a concentration in English from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2013. She is also an RA in the Laboratory of Inter-Group Relations and the Social Mind where she is involved with studies that examine how social identity affects behavior. Nana is interested in the science of decision making and behavioral interventions and plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.
Lizhi Zhang is a Master's student in the Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences program. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Psychology and is interested in consumer behavior and marketing research. She hopes to pursue a career in research/analytics in the media industries.
Veronica Handunge is a freshman at Columbia University majoring in Neuroscience and concentrating in Business Management. She is interested in recruiting participants and is excited to help conduct the various studies carried out by the Behavioral Research Lab. After graduating from Columbia, Veronica hopes to either get a Ph.D in Neuroscience or to go into consulting.
Zachary Heinemann is a freshman 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.
Ashley Culver is a junior studying Neuroscience and Linguistics at Columbia College. She is interested in the behavioral aspects of decision-making, language studies, and neuroscience as it relates to behavior and communication. After graduating from Columbia she hopes to pursue further education in Linguistics or Psychology.