2020 Cohort

Name: Shivangi Gupta
Pronouns: She/her
Program of Study: Family Studies
Degrees: B.A in Psychology from Lady Shri Ram College For Women, India; M.A in Applied Psychology with Specialization in Clinical Psychology from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai; India
Research Interests: Families of the incarcerated; sexuality and psychotherapy; emerging adults
Advisor: Dr. Joyce Arditti
Assistantships: Instructor of Record for ‘Family Relationships’; Research Assistant at the HEAR Lab (Supervisor: Dr. Wesche)
Birthday: February 3                                                                 

Name and pronouns: Jisun Kim (she/her/hers)
Program of Study: Child and Adolescent Development
Degrees: B.A. in Child Development and Family Studies & Social Welfare from Seoul National UniversityM.A. in Child Development and Family Studies from Seoul National University
Research Interests: Children’s learning from interactive media and cognitive development
Advisor: Dr. Choi
Assistantships: Research Assistant in the Cognitive Developmental Science Lab (Supervisor: Dr. Choi), Graduate Teaching Apprentice for Human Development I: Childhood and Adolescence (Supervisor: Dr. Hornburg)
Birthday: May 7th

Name and pronouns: Tiara Fennell (she/her)
Program of Study: Marriage and Family Therapy
Degrees: B.A. in Psychology (UNC-Chapel Hill), M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy (Northwestern University)
Research Interests: Community mental health, Medicare and Medicaid policy for mental health, barriers to treatment for minority clients, ethical decision making, quality of care, programmatic evaluation
Advisor: Jody Russon

Assistantships: Research with Dr. Few- Demo, Teaching apprentice
Birthday: April 6th

Name and pronouns: Khushbu S. Patel
Program of Study: Marriage & Family Therapy
Degrees: B.S. in Biology & B.S. in Psychology from The University of Georgia; M.S. in Marriage & Family Therapy from Valdosta State University
Research Interests: Caregiving, Aging, and Intergenerational Relationships
Advisor: Dr. Dolbin-McNab
Assistantships: Graduate Teaching Assistant for Adulthood & Aging (Supervisor: Dr. Katz), Research Assistant for the ASPIRE project (Supervisor: Dr. Russon), Graduate Assistant for Field Study (Supervisor: Joanna Culligan)
Birthday: June 18

Name and pronouns: Jillian James Tillett, he/him/his and she/her/hers
Program of Study: Marriage and Family Therapy
Degrees: B.A. Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, Appalachian State University
Research Interests: Positive autistic/neurodivergent/neuroqueer identity development in systemic therapy; de-pathologizing narratives about neurodivergence in clinical work
Advisor: Dr. Shivers
Assistantships: Teaching Assistant for Human Development I: Childhood and Adolescence (Supervisor: Dr. Duncan Lane) and Research Assistant for the ASPIRE initiative (Supervisor: Dr. Russon)
Birthday: July 11th