My name is Karen, and I am a junior double-majoring in Biology and Music Performance (alto saxophone). This is my second semester in the Educational Neuroscience lab, and I work on the MSI project with Irene and Tommy. My favorite part of working on MSI is how directly involved I am with the project and knowing the impact I can have within this part of research.
Beyond class and lab, I dedicate my time to a few other student organizations on campus. I am proudly a Co-President of the Chinese American Student Association, where I promote both Chinese and Chinese American culture through community bonding. Furthermore, I enjoy volunteering, promoting osteoporosis awareness and prevention, and spreading Asian-Awareness through my sorority. I also enjoy cooking/baking, listening to music, and spending time with my friends.
My name is Thomas Heidinger and I am a sophomore here at UW Madison studying Psychology and Neurobiology. I work on the Multisensory Integration team and my favorite thing about the research is learning new things about neurobiology. In my free time you can catch me on the soccer fields or on lakeshore path going for a run.
I’m Emma, a third year student pursing majors in Political Science and Social Welfare, as well as a certificate in Public Policy. This will be my first year working on the LEAP project through the Educational Neuroscience Lab. I have a strong interest in education policy, as well as the long-term, societal effects of early childhood literacy and development. I’m very excited to learn more about childhood development and gain insight into how we can better educate young children! In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking, and spending time outdoors.
Hello! My name is Nina and I am a junior at UW-Madison majoring in neurobiology. I am excited to start working on the LEAP! project because I am passionate about education and I enjoy working with children. In my free time, I like to hang out with my nieces and nephews as well as dance on the Premiere Dance Team in Madison.
Jake joined the lab in January 2020 and is currently working with one of our grad students, Bella, to analyze some of the LAMBDA data. Eventually, Jake will be helping Bella collect data for a pilot study relating to her dissertation work.
My name is Michael and I am 4th year studying Neurobiology with a Certificate in Global Health. I work with the PTP and Fractions War Team. This is my second semester with the Education Neuroscience Lab and my favorite parts have been working with participants in the fMRI scanner and seeing brain images. In my free time I work as an Emergency Medical Technician and help community members when needed. I hope to one day have a career in medicine working as an Anesthesiologist Assistant or Physician Assistant.
My name is Valerie, and I am a sophomore studying Psychology and Neurobiology with certificates in Health in the Humanities and Disability Rights and Services. I plan to go to medical school to become a child psychiatrist. This is my first semester with the lab, and my favorite part is working with the kids and learning how their brain influences their decisions and actions. In my free time, I volunteer at an elementary afterschool program and a respite care program, and I work as a CNA. I also enjoy going to Badger games, camping, and being outdoors.
Hi, my name is Alex and I am entering my junior year here at UW and majoring in Rehabilitation Psychology. After completing my undergrad degree, I plan on attending grad school to study clinical psychology. This is my first semester with the Educational Neuroscience Lab and LAMBDA. I am so excited to get the chance to learn more about the field of Educational Neuroscience and to get to work with the kids! Outside of the lab I enjoy spending time with friends and family, staying active and being outside (especially at the lake), and exploring the city of Madison.
My name is Olivia. I go by Livvy. I am starting my junior year studying neurobiology. After college, I’d like to go to med school and ultimately work as an air force physician as a psychiatrist. This will be my first semester in the lab, and I’m very excited to get to work with the kids! Outside the lab, you’ll find me biking, skiing, or hiking with my dog Frederick.
My name is Matt, I am a sophomore studying neurobiology and am currently on a Pre-Med track. This is my first semester in the EdNeuro Lab and I absolutely love the opportunity getting to interact with the kids and study something so interesting and important for education. Outside of the lab I love to play sports with my friends and go hiking and camping!
My name is Connor and I am a 4th year undergraduate double majoring in Neurobiology and Psychology with a certificate in Global Health, planning on pursuing a career in clinical psychology. I am extremely excited to help work with kids and learn more about how we learn. Outside of the lab I am an active member of the UW Swim Club, avid hiker and camper, and ice cream enthusiast.
My name is Molly and I am a sophomore majoring in Neurobiology while pursuing certificates in Italian and Gender and Women’s Studies. After college I plan on attending medical school with hopes of becoming a Neurologist. This is my first semester with the Educational Neuroscience lab working on the LAMBDA project. I love running studies with the kids as well as learning more about the field! Outside of the lab you can find me playing volleyball, volunteering with HOSA, and spending time outside exploring Madison.
Hello, my name is Adileen and I am a junior studying Neurobiology with a Global Health Studies certificate. After my undergraduate education, I hope to continue pursuing my passion in medicine and public health during medical school. This is my third semester with the Educational Neuroscience Lab. My favorite part of working on the LAMBDA project and research is being able to actively engage with kids and learn more about how the field of educational psychology is intertwined with neurobiology. Outside of classes and lab, I actively advocate for tobacco prevention and cessation as a board member of the Tobacco-Free Dane County Coalition as well as president of UW Spark. During my free time, I love to dance, volunteer with my sorority, and hang out with friends!
Hello! My name is Yesica Hernandez, I am currently in my 4th year as an undergrad here at UW-Madison. I am majoring in Spanish, Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LACIS), and working on a Chican@ Latin@ Studies (CLS) certificate. This is my first year working with the LAMBDA project through the Educational Neuroscience Lab. My favorite part of the lab is getting to work with kids from different age groups, as well as, getting to know my team members. During my free time I like to catch up on shows or new movies, stay active, and draw or paint!
Hi! I am David Chen and I am a third-year undergraduate student studying Biochemistry and Economics on a pre-med track. I’m in my 4th year in the lab and third year in the LAMBDA project. I love the opportunities to interact with different families, working with the kids, and analyzing all the data we get. Outside of lab, I also work in another lab studying central nervous system regeneration. I also love to coach swimming, go swimming, watch swimming, and volunteer at swimming events. My favorite sport is swimming as well.
My name is Sam, and I am a sophomore studying neurobiology and psychology here at UW-Madison. This is my first semester working on the LAMBDA project, and my favorite part of being in the lab is interacting with the kids! When I’m not in the lab, you can find me lifeguarding at the Nat, volunteering with the Red Cross Club, and marching in Camp Randall on Saturdays as a member of the UW Band!
My name is Abby and I am a sophomore studying genetics with a certificate in Education and Education services here at UW. This is my second semester in the lab and one of my favorite parts of being a research assistant is getting to interact with the kids. It’s fun to hear about their lives and they always have funny things to say about the tasks we do with them. Outside of lab I enjoy baking, crafting, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with friends.
My name is Eli and I am a sophomore double majoring in psychology and neurobiology with a certificate in computer science. This fall will be my first semester working at the LAMDA project here in this lab. I am very excited to be a member of a team that does meaningful research and am eager to engage with the work in store. As a new member of this team, I hope to learn more about the world of research and gain valuable experience in the subjects I am interested in. In my free time, I usually can be seen either hanging out with my friends or playing/listening to music.
My name is Jamila, and I am a junior at UW working towards a degree in Genetics & Genomics and a certificate in Health and the Humanities with hopes of becoming a Genetic Counselor in the future. This is my second semester in the lab, and my favorite part is getting to spend time with the kids while contributing to the exciting field of educational neuroscience. In my free time, I enjoy playing sports, listening to music, watching documentaries, and getting out in nature.
My name is Anna Nguyen and I am a senior majoring in Microbiology with certificates in Entrepreneurship and Business on the pre-dental track. This is my first semester working on the LAMBDA project and I am excited to work with children and engage with the team to execute purposeful research that contributes to our knowledge on children’s learning process. Aside from lab, I am a Microbiology lab undergraduate TA, Peer Learning Association (PLA) facilitator, and academic chair for my sorority. In my free time, I enjoy watching The Office, cooking, and working out.
My name is Aidan, I am a Junior Rehabilitation Psychology Major on a Pre-Occupational Therapy track. This is my first semester in the Ed. Neuroscience Lab! My favorite part of being in the lab is interacting with kids and having the opportunity to learn new things every day. Outside of the lab, I enjoy playing sports, hanging out with friends, and enjoying the city of Madison.
Hello! My name is Sanjana and I’m a second-year undergraduate student studying Communication Sciences & Disorders with a certificate in Health and the Humanities. This is my second semester working in LAMBDA. My favorite part about lab is of course the kids I get to meet and work with as well as learning more and more about the bridge between education and neuroscience. Beyond lab, my time is taken up working for the Greater University Tutoring Service as a Study Skills Coordinator and am a member of NSSLHA and Camp Kesem. During my free time, I enjoy drawing, dancing, and hanging out with my friends!
Callahan (Cal) Manuel
Cal joined the lab in Spring 2020.
My name is Peyton and I am a sophomore studying psychology. I hope to one day become a Clinical Psychologist. This is my first semester working in LAMBA. My favorite part about the lab is getting to learn more about the field of Educational Neuroscience and working with the kids. Outside of the lab, I enjoy running, being outdoors and hanging with friends.
Madison (Maddie) Rinehart
My name is Madison, but I go by Maddie. I am a freshman here at UW and will be starting with the LAMBDA project in the Spring! Currently, I am an undecided on a major but looking towards a career in pediatric healthcare. Outside of the lab, I enjoy working out, spending time outdoors (mainly on the lake), cheering on Badger sports, and hanging out with my family in friends.
Hi! My name is Michelle and I’m a junior on the pre-medical track studying neurobiology with certificates in leadership, health and the humanities, and education and educational services. This is my first semester in the lab, and my favorite part about the lab is getting to know the kids and meeting other research assistants. Outside of the lab, you can find me at the gym, hanging out with my friends, at the library, or discovering new places to eat in Madison!
My name is Jack and I am currently a sophomore studying Biology. I am on a pre-med track and hope to be a dermatologist or neurologist. I am excited to work on the LAMBDA project and learn more about Educational Neuroscience through this research. Outside of the lab, I am Co-President of a Non-Profit called Hearty Hands that aids Madison’s homeless population, and I enjoy traveling, the outdoors, and hanging out on the lake.
My name is Chanel Sims and I am a senior at UW, majoring in Rehabilitation Psychology! After my time at UW, I plan to expand on my medical knowledge in post-baccalaureate studies, then attending medical school for surgery. This will be my first year working in the Ed Neuro Lab, so I am really looking forward to getting to know my peers and the loads of information I will receive! Aside from the lab, I am the administrative co-chair for AHANA-MAPS Pre-Health Society, publicity coordinator for the Campus Women’s Center, and the manager for the new rec building, The Nick! In my free time, I love to listen to music, play cards and chill with friends!
Hello! My name is Hannah and I am senior here at UW-Madison majoring in Psychology and Spanish. In the future, I plan to go to grad school to study clinical psychology with an emphasis in adolescent trauma. This is my first year with the Educational Neuroscience Lab working on the LAMBDA project. Outside of the lab I volunteer at Big Brother Big Sister of Dane County, the UW Bases Project, and work as a behavior technician where I provide treatment to clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In my free time I enjoy hanging out at the Memorial Union terrace, grabbing a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop, and hanging out with my family and friends.