OUR TEAM

Dr. Adena Schachner

Dr. Schachner is Assistant Professor of psychology at the University of California, San Diego, where she directs the Mind and Development Lab. She holds a PhD in psychology from Harvard University and a BA in cognitive science from Yale University, and completed post-doctoral training at Boston University before joining UCSD in 2016.

schachner at ucsd dot edu  | @adenaschachner  |  CV

Rodney Tompkins

PhD Student | Website

Chaolan Lin

PhD Student | Website

Alexis Smith

PhD Student | Website

Dr. Tanushree Agrawal

Asst. Project Scientist | Website | Email

Ethan Hurwitz

PhD Student | Website

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS

Alexa Duran

Banso Nguyen

Kaye Han

Rob Santiago

Lance Tiu

Kieran Padgett

Ray Yin

Emma Tai

Nadeen Youhanan

Milind Kankipati

Mary Pat Walsh

Teresa Di Matteo

Emma Yang

Cathy Doss

Presley Bodenshot

Jamie Gillespie

Alesia Andrade

Mina Cicekoglu

Kiana Jara

Jennifer Lozano

LAB FUN

LAB ALUMNI

Madison Pesowski, Ph.D.

Postdoc in the lab

Now: Asst. Prof, University of the Fraser Valley | Website

Lim Leong, Ph.D.

Grad student

Now: Senior UX Researcher at Agoda | Website

Minju Kim, Ph.D.

Grad student

Now: Postdoc at UCSD Teaching + Learning Commons | Google Scholar LinkedIn 

Lauren Oey, Ph.D.

Grad student

Now: Postdoc at Princeton University w/Natalia Velez & Tom Griffiths
Google Scholar Website

Previous Lab Coordinators

Alyssa Quy

Michelle Lee

Andrea Nishimi

Undergraduate Researcher Alumni

Monica Alcasid

Elizabeth Bennette

Breanna Bowers

Khang Bui

Amanda Calcetas

Yolanda Chavez

Danielle Clarke

Maxine Covello

Heidy Davila

Alexis Dawson

Samantha De Los Santos

Vanessa Dominguez

Vivian Du

Finiva Ednalino

Olivia Gerald

Carissa Jantz

Emma Kim
Kelvin Lam

Renee Landin

Frank Lee

Tatyana Lemus

Naomi Lin


Leila Latham
Jubilee (Izzy) Shroff

Erin Ling

Rebecca Lomayesva

Mai Luu

Nora Lyang

Caroline Ma
Angela Mak

Allena McComas

Lidia Mendoza

Franco Mercado

Alison Metzinger

Marissa Meza
Jessica Ni

Shruti Nishith

Angela Nagtalon

Jessica Orford

Saloni Patel
John Rodriquez
Sabrina Sandoval

Elizabeth (Megan) Scott

Kaitlyn Seifert



Jason Tran

Mai Vu
Diana Wang

Christine Wang

Michelle Yasavolian

Emily Zhang

Joanna Jain

Deisy Martinez

Kylie Cassutt

Amber O'Brien

Georgina Summers (Oxford)

Sarah Hasheem

Shrina Patel