APSSC Executive Board

Officer History


Amy Heard Egbert
Loyola University, Chicago

Amy Heard Egbert is a fourth-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at Loyola University, Chicago. Her research is on the etiology and prevention of childhood obesity and eating disorders, including biological, environmental, and social factors. She is also interested in the public health impact of the current food environment and its impact on children and families from underrepresented populations.


Carolyn Davies
Institute of Living at Hartford Hospital

Carolyn Davies completed her doctorate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Anxiety Disorders Center/Center for CBT at the Institute of Living at Hartford Hospital. Her research focuses on improving treatments for anxiety disorders and PTSD through examining underlying behavioral, psychophysiological and neurobiological processes and identifying predictors and moderators of treatment outcome.

Graduate Advocate

Emily Hokett
Georgia Tech

Emily Hokett is a second-year graduate student in Cognition and Brain Sciences at Georgia Tech. She is interested in the relationships among aging, associative memory, and lifestyle factors. Her current research focuses on the relative influence of sleep pattern on associative memory in young and older adults.

Communications and Marketing Officer

Jeffrey Girard
University of Pittsburgh

Jeffrey Girard is doctoral candidate at the University of Pittsburgh and is currently completing his clinical internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is interested in developing, validating, and applying tools from computer science and statistics to advance psychological science. His research focuses on behavioral manifestations of emotion, personality, and psychopathology.

Undergraduate Advocate

A-Brieant_90x120pxAlexis Brieant
Virginia Tech

Alexis Brieant is a third-year doctoral student in the Developmental Science program at Virginia Tech. Broadly, her research interests involve the study of developmental psychopathology and the identification of risk and protective factors that confer different trajectories of adaptation. Her current work is on an fMRI study to identify neural, familial, and environmental predictors of adolescent adjustment and risk-taking behaviors.

Membership and Volunteers Officer

M-Pierce_90x120pxIiona Scully
Lehigh University

Iiona Scully is a fourth-year cognitive psychology doctoral student at Lehigh University. Her research focuses on understanding the dynamic nature of memory. More specifically she is interested in examining the various circumstances that can affect memory change. Iiona’s current project examines memory modification as a mechanism of attitude change.

RISE Coordinator

Amy Rapp
University of California, Los Angeles

Amy Rapp is a fifth year doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research focuses on neural mechanisms of anxiety risk in adolescents. She is additionally interested in examining the influence of culture on internalizing psychopathology and implications for treatment development for underserved populations.

Student Notebook Editor

Photo-pendingElise Goubet
University of Kansas

Elise Goubet is a third-year graduate student at the University of Kansas in the Cognitive and Brain Sciences doctoral program. Her research focuses on emotion regulation (ER). Specifically she is interested in how flexibility influences successful ER, gender differences in ER, and how the manipulation of specific brain regions using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) influences an individual’s ability to regulate their emotions.

Student Research Award Coordinator

B-Slawinski_90x120pxBrooke Slawinski
Michigan State University

Brooke Slawinski is a fourth-year Clinical Psychology doctoral student at Michigan State University. She is especially interested in investigating the etiology of social aggression and related antisocial behaviors using behavior genetic and psychophysiological methodologies. Brooke’s current research uses advanced twin models to make precise estimates of etiology across informants, examine the etiological overlap between social and physical aggression, and to unravel sex difference in these behaviors.