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.
Elif Coker is an international student hailing from Turkey and a senior majoring in psychology and concentrating in sociology. Her research interests include stereotype threat and rejection sensitivity, social identity development, and intercultural relations. After graduating from Columbia, she will pursue a Master of Philosophy in Social and Developmental Psychology at the University of Cambridge.
Carly Lenniger is a Barnard College (‘19) student studying Psychology and Human Rights. After graduation, she plans to go into Industrial/Organizational Psychology in the corporate world before going on to pursue graduate-level education in psychology. Carly is passionate about her work at the BRL and is interested in social behavior, decision-making, and motivation.
Thet Naing is a sophomore in Columbia College, hoping to earn a major in Neuroscience and concentration in Statistics. He is originally from Yangon, Myanmar but was raised in Los Angeles, California. His goal is to become an MD/MPH and to practice medicine with a special interest in helping communities of color/low socioeconomic status. He is working with the BRL because he is fascinated by behavioral psychology, and he loves to contribute to research in any way possible.
Emily Ramdhany is a senior at Barnard College studying Psychology and Economics planning to go into Industrial/Organizational Psychology in the corporate arena after graduation. She is excited to facilitate studies at the BRL and is specifically interested in organizational decision-making, motivational factors surrounding efficacy, job embeddedness, and leadership.
Tevis Robinson is a first-year at Columbia College of Columbia University with plans on majoring in Economics and Psychology. On campus, he is involved in the Residence Hall Leadership Organization and the Undergraduate Recruitment Committee as a Tour Guide for prospective undergraduate students at Columbia. He is interested in social, cognitive, and translational psychology, specifically behavioral economics and finance.
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. Upon graduation this Spring 2017, she will be working in private equity.