APSSC Executive Board
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Kris Gunawan is a fourth-year doctoral student in experimental psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research focuses on cognitive processes involved in situation models, reasoning, and memory. He has been an active member of the APS Student Caucus, serving previously as a campus representative and the Membership and Volunteers Officer, and the Undergraduate Advocate.
Jessica T. Wong
University of Chicago
Jessica Wong is a fifth-year doctoral student in cognitive psychology at the University of Chicago. Her research uses behavioral and neuroimaging methods to investigate age-related changes in memory and their underlying neural mechanisms. Jessica is particularly interested in metacognition in older adults and Alzheimer’s disease. She is also involved in teaching undergraduates and applies her knowledge of cognitive psychology to optimize student learning in the classroom.
Communications and Marketing Officer
Michelle A. Patriquin
Michelle Patriquin is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Virginia Tech. Her research interests are in neurophysiological underpinnings of typical and atypical social development. Specifically, Michelle is interested in the brain and autonomic response patterns that may contribute to social difficulties in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Michelle is currently at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for her pre-doctoral clinical internship.
National University of Ireland Maynooth
Ian Hussey is a third-year doctoral candidate at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. His research focuses on language and implicit social cognition from a functional perspective, i.e. Relational Frame Theory. He is particularly interested in implicit attitudes to death and suicide in both normative and suicidal individuals.
University of Vermont
James Hodge is a third-year doctoral student studying Social Psychology at the University of Vermont. Broadly, his research explores stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. Current areas of interest include sexism and sexual harassment, mental health stigma, HIV/AIDS stigma, weight-based stigma, and stereotype threat. He is also interested in learning about advanced statistical techniques and applying them to his research. He very much enjoys working with undergraduate students and helping them become successful psychological scientists.
Membership and Volunteers Officer
Andrew S. Sage
University of Missouri, Columbia
Andrew Sage is a third-year graduate student in the cognition and neuroscience program at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He is interested in understanding the psychophysiological effects of prescription and illicit drugs on the brain and behavior. His research currently focuses on investigating known and newly-synthesized compounds for reward- and toxicity-attenuating properties as an approach to discovering novel pharmacotherapies for drugs of abuse.
University of Illinois, Chicago
Mariya Yukhymenko is a first year research specialist at the University of Illinois at Chicago working on the assessment team of the Project READi. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in August 2012. Her dissertation research focused on ethical behaviors of Division I varsity student-athletes students in the domains of academics and athletics and their motivation for engaging in misconduct.
Student Notebook Editor
Northern Illinois University
Kathryn Klement is a second-year doctoral student in social psychology at Northern Illinois University. She completed her undergraduate and Master’s degree in psychology at Concordia University Chicago. Her research interests include non-normative sexual behavior and moral psychology. She is currently working on projects investigating non-sexual elements of sadomasochism and the effects of disgust moderation on moral judgments.