Noah is from Wisconsin. He is excited to get his first taste of psychology research in the Social Concepts Lab and hopes to learn more about the academic area in general. In his free time, Noah loves playing music, discussing politics, and spending time with nature. He is a host of the Stanford Politics Podcast and performs with the Stanford Band. His favorite movie is Rent.
Eleanor was a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Art History. She is interested in the legal implications of psychological concepts, such as conformity and bias. As a kid, Eleanor wanted to be a mathematician when she grew up. Her favorite movie is Whats Up Doc, with Barbara Streisand and Ryan Oneal.
Natalie was a sophomore at Stanford University. She majored in Symbolic Systems with a concentration in Cognitive Science. Aside from academics, Natalie was also a member of the varsity Synchronized Swimming team. And in her free time she enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, watching The Office, and taking naps. When she was younger, Natalie wanted to be the President of the United States. Her favorite movie was Shrek!
Sameer is a freshman interested in cognitive science. They are excited to combine their academic interests with their passion for activism. In their free time, they sing with Stanford Talisman, act in Ram's Head productions, write poetry, and learn languages. Their favorite movie is the 2000s Bollywood classic Om Shanti Om.
Julia is planning to double major in psychology and philosophy. She is interested in the application of moral philosophical concepts with the practicality of psychology. She is hoping to get a job involved with human rights, specifically children's and women's rights. As a child, she wanted to be an opera singer.
Hannah is a senior psychology student from Germany. She is interested in the development of an understanding of non-conformity in children as well as in socio-psychological concepts such as social identity, stereotype threat and group formation. To this day, social psychology is Hannah’s absolute favorite class. In her free time, Hannah loves to take walks with her dog or movie nights with friends. When she was a kid, Hannah wanted to be a journalist. Her favorite movie is The Intouchables.
Ivy is a freshman from England, excited to contribute to the work of the Social Concepts Lab! She is interested in the role of heuristics in effective decision-making, and how these processes govern our normative perception of the world around us. In her free time, Ivy enjoys playing piano, travelling, advocating for FairTrade, and reading mystery novels. As a kid, she loved the sense of whimsical wonder that came from magic, and so wanted to become a real-life wizard. Ivy’s favourite movie is The Da Vinci Code.
James Márquez is the Assistant Director of Admission for Diversity and Outreach at Stanford. Prior, he served as teacher and assistant principal for 6 years at the East Palo Alto Charter School. James is interested in how children acquire language, second language acquisition and knowledge about social categories across linguistic and ethnic groups. As a kid, James desired to become a veterinarian. His favorite movie is The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
Sophia is double majoring in Spanish and Psychology. She is especially interested in clinical psychology, and adolescent and childhood trauma. She is excited to gain research experience with the Social Concepts Lab, and to continue her work at Bing Nursery School in a different format. In her free time, she enjoys reading, yoga, and eating good food. As a child, Sophia wanted to be a judge. Her favorite movies are Monty Python and the Holy Grail and BlacKkKlansman.
Missy majored in psychology and political science. She is interested in the intersection of law and psychology and hopes to pursue a career where she can support the rights and well-being of children, either as a social worker or advocate. She is also a sprinter on the track and field team. As a child, Missy wanted to be a dancer or a detective. Her favorite movie is Mama Mia.
Minh was a sophomore from Hanoi, Vietnam. She was interested in how psychology can be applied to solving social issues, especially in the field of education. She would love to incorporate psychological research to improve the current educational landscape, and the Social Concepts lab’s focus on developmental psychology gave her a great opportunity to learn through practice. Her favorite movie was Zootopia by Disney. She wanted to be a superstar as a child - which she can still be in any other career that she chooses.
Mishaela is from North Carolina and Kentucky. She’s interested in the psychology behind modern-day social issues. She is also fascinated by the relationship between media and society and hopes to learn about it more. In her free time, she enjoys going on adventures, writing letters, being creative, learning something new, watching good TV shows, and trying new things! As a kid, Mishaela wanted to be a teacher. Her favorite movies come from Disney and Pixar.
Madeleine Rowell was a junior at Stanford from the Cayman Islands. She majored in Psychology and minored in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. In her free time she enjoyed cooking, reading, and walking her Beagle, Cooper. As a kid, Madeleine wanted to be an astronaut. Her favorite movie was Moonlight.
Jeong was born in Mokpo, South Korea and moved to central valley California when she was about four years old! Jeong is super stoked to delve into what the world of research is like, and even more excited because she thinks psychology is an extremely palatable and relevant subject area. In her free time, Jeong loves baking, hiking, making playlists, watching films, and napping. Her favorite movies are Good Will Hunting, Parasite, Marriage Story, and Her. It's too hard to pick one!
Eliza, ’20, is a psychology major from the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. She is currently working on an Honors thesis in which she is testing how children reason about non-conformity under varying situational pressures. Eliza is interested in pursuing a degree in child and adolescent clinical psychology, and hopes to work in the foster care system someday. Her research interests include developmental psychology and social psychology, and the intersection of these fields. In her free time, she especially enjoys running, creative writing, and spending time with friends and family. As a kid, Eliza wanted to be a veterinarian and a writer when she grew up. Her favorite movie is My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Andrea Villafuerte graduated from the University of Michigan in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Business Administration. At the time, she was a Research Coordinator at the Behavioral Lab in the Graduate School of Business, where she facilitated research projects for graduate students and faculty members in the Organizational Behavior and Behavioral Marketing department. Her research interests included inter-group relations, social cognitive biases, and identity integration. As a kid, she wanted to be an archeologist and her favorite movie was My Neighbor Totoro.