Lindsay Olson

Lindsay Olson

Doctoral Student in SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Lindsay is a PhD student in the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at SDSU and UC San Diego. She received her BA in Psychology from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington where she studied the effects of socio-economic status on adolescent identity development. After graduating, she studied pragmatic language use in children with ASDs as a research assistant at Oregon Health & Science University. Lindsay completed a pre-doctoral research fellowship at the Marcus Autism Center at Emory University where she used eye-tracking to study early social development in infants at heightened familial risk for developing ASDs. She is interested in early social and brain development and how experiences influence the course of brain development.

Bosi Chen

Bosi Chen

Doctoral Student in SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Bosi is a PhD student in the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at SDSU and UC San Diego. After graduating from New York University with B.A. in Psychology and Economics, Bosi worked as a Research Associate at the NYU Child Study Center to study neural mechanisms underlying autism and ADHD in children and adolescents. Currently, Bosi is jointly working with our lab and with Dr. Marty Sereno, Director of SDSU Imaging Center. Her current research interests include neural correlates of restricted and repetitive behaviors, a core symptom of autism.

Cynthia Ibarra

Cynthia Ibarra

Masters Student in Psychology, San Diego State University (SDSU)

Cynthia is a Master’s student in Psychology at SDSU. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a B.S. in Psychology. As an undergrad, she investigated the role of interactive media and individual differences in children’s cognitive development. She is interested in examining the neural mechanisms underlying social processing in children with ASD.

Tiffany Wang

Tiffany Wang

Doctoral Student in Experimental Psychology at UC San Diego (UCSD)

Tiffany is a PhD student in the Psychology department at UC San Diego (UCSD). After graduating from UCSD with a B.A/B.S in psychology and biology, she worked with Dr. Aubyn Stahmer at the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center on ways to deliver evidence-based practices into community settings. Tiffany is jointly working with our lab, as well as with Dr. Leslie Carver’s Developmental Neuroscience Lab at UCSD. She is interested in identifying biological or behavioral markers in infants and toddlers at risk for autism.

Tamae Sugiura

Tamae Sugiura

Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistant

Tamae graduated from the University of San Diego with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in German. She joined SCANgroup in June 2018 and is assisting with the Toddler Project. Tamae plans to pursue a graduate degree in speech and language pathology.

Lindsey Ringlee

Lindsey Ringlee

Undergraduate Student at University of San Diego (USD)

Lindsey is an undergraduate student at the University of San Diego, majoring in Psychology. She joined SCANgroup in January 2019 and is currently working on the Toddler MRI study.

Katherine Paszek

Katherine Paszek

Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistant

Katherine graduated from Syracuse University in May 2017 with a B.S in Psychology. Katherine has been involved in Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy as well as intervention research since May of 2016, working with children on the spectrum. Passionate about autism research, Katherine hopes to obtain a PhD in Clinical Psychology. At SCANgroup Katherine plays a leading role in the Improv Project, as an instructor and facilitator of the data collection from teachers, parents and teens participating in the Unscripted Learning SDSU-Connections Project (read more about this fun project here).

Michael Apostol

Michael Apostol

Undergraduate Student at University of San Diego (USD)

Michael is an undergraduate student majoring in psychology at the University of San Diego (USD). He joined SCANgroup in August 2018 and assists with the Toddler Project. His interests include the intersection of science and philosophy, clinical psychology, and the relationship between depression and creativity. After graduating in 2020 he plans on pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology.