Current Students

Graduate Students

 

LUCY SHEN (she/her) is a sixth-year graduate student in Social Psychology. She received a BS in Psychology and Biological Sciences and a minor in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016. She is broadly interested in how various sources of support and strain in intimate relationships may impact long-term relationship functioning and personal wellbeing.  Currently, she is examining whether certain empathic processes measured at the neural level may influence the quality of couples’ communication in the contexts of emotional support provision and conflict resolution. See her CV here.

 

BEN HAGGERTY (he/him) is a third-year graduate student in Social Psychology who received his BA in Psychology from UCLA in 2017. He is interested in how the social environments of couples change and affect their intimate relationships. Currently, he is studying the social costs of COVID-19, the ways in which it has altered how and with whom people interact. He also leads the Census Data Collection Team, which aims to characterize the neighborhood conditions of two longitudinal samples of married couples in an effort to describe how neighborhood contexts facilitate or constrain intimacy. See his CV here.

 

STASSJA SICHKO (she/her) is a third-year graduate student in Clinical Psychology. She received her BA in Psychology from Pomona College in 2015. She is broadly interested in the mechanisms by which married couples influence each other’s physical and mental health. See her CV here.
 

 

JACQUELINE PEREZ (she/her) is a second-year graduate student in Social Psychology who also leads the Social Network Coding Team. She received her BA in Psychology from UCLA in 2019. Jacqueline is particularly interested in how relationship processes change over time as a result of socioeconomic adversity and differ across couples’ demographic backgrounds. See her CV here.