Meet the Team

 

Teresa 

Director: Dr. Teresa Wilcox 

Teresa received her undergraduate degree from Bethel University and her doctorate at the University of Arizona. She also served as the Texas A&M University ombudsperson through her role as assistant provost in the Office of Graduate & Professional Studies. Teresa now serves as the chairperson for the Department of Psychology at Florida Atlantic University. “Infants learn more in the first two years than they will at any other time in their lives. The purpose of the studies conducted in the Infant Cognition Lab is to figure out how this happens. All together, these studies will help us better understand the changing mind of the infant.”

 

Jackie   

Graduate Research Assistant: Jacqueline Hammack, M.A. 

Jacqueline is currently in her sixth year of her graduate program at FAU, working towards a PhD in Experimental Psychology. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Early Care and Education and her Master's in Experimental Psychology from Florida Atlantic University. Jacqueline has worked with both typically and atypically developing children as a part of both her degree and in her career. She previously worked with Els for Autism in Jupiter, FL as a behavior technician in the Early Steps program, which serves children with autism aged 2 to 5. Her research interests include infants' perceptions of mechanical and social entities, infant gesture production and perception, and the neural correlates of infant gesture comprehension.

 

Lindsey both

Graduate Research Assistant: Lindsey Riera-Gomez

Lindsey is currently in her fourth year in the Experimental Psychology Program at Florida Atlantic University. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and Sociology at Florida State University and her Master's in Experimental Psychology from Florida Atlantic University. Lindsey has previous experience working as an undergraduate research assistant studying implicit biases and parent-infant attachment. She has also worked as a clinical technician and intake coordinator at various behavioral facilities in the South Florida area. Lindsey's interests include  the behavioral and neural dynamics of parent-infant relationships and identifying risk factors within that relationship that may threaten healthy development. 

 

Summer 2024 Undergraduate Research Assistants

Charledgar Bedouet

Charledgar Bedouet

Post-Bac Student

Yajaira Cruz

Yajaira Cruz

Major: Neuroscience and Behavior

Mary Dietrick

Mary Dietrick

Major: Psychology

Alexandra Hickey

Alexandra Hickey

Major: Psychology

Hannah Kravec

Hannah Kravec

Major: Psychology

Alex Petrisor

Alex Petrisor

Major: Neuroscience and Behavior

Zyrah Pierre

Zyrah Pierre

Major: Neuroscience and Behavior

Yesmi Murillo-Canales

Yesmi Murillo-Canales

Major: Psychology

Elizabeth Hernandez

Elizabeth Hernandez

Major: Psychology

Deni Kostadinova

Denitsa Kostadinova

Major: Neuroscience and Behavior

Emma Bermudez

Emma Bermudez

Major: Biological Sciences

Meghann Nelson

Meghann Nelson

Major: Biological Sciences

Sarah Blake

Adja Seitaj

Major: Neuroscience and Behavior

Michelle Trinh

Michelle Trinh

Major: Psychology

Haleema Warriat

Haleema Warriat

Major: Psychology

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Liana Castronovo

Major: Psychology