APSSC Executive Board

Officer History


Kunalan Manokara
University of Amsterdam

Kunalan Manokara is a final year doctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam. He works at the intersection of affective science and social psychology, and broadly speaking, he examines how multiple positive emotions relate to everyday phenomena. These include expressive behaviors, cultural norms, and prosocial outcomes.


Serena Zadoorian 
University of California, Riverside

Serena Zadoorian is a fourth-year doctoral student specializing in cognition and cognitive neuroscience in the Psychology program at the University of California, Riverside. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine, and her M.A. in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles. Her research focuses on audiovisual speech perception, voice recognition, and multisensory perception.

Graduate Advocate

Ryan Hodge
University of California, Davis

Ryan Hodge is a fifth-year doctoral student in the Human Development program at the University of California, Davis. His research interests apply positive youth development approaches to better understand adolescents’ socio-emotional and neurobiological functioning. His current research projects aim to explore adolescent autonomic and neural functioning as predictors of prosocial and empathic behavior development.

Student Awards Officer

Anna Drozdova

Anna Drozdova
University of Texas

Anna Drozdova is a fourth-year Legal Psychology doctoral student at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). She earned her MA in Experimental Psychology from UTEP in 2021. Her research focuses on adolescents’ social relationships and how such relationships impact their criminal offending and substance use. Anna is currently preparing to launch her dissertation study, which will examine how adolescents’ social media use impacts their perceptions of peer norms surrounding underage drinking, as well as their attitudes towards underage drinking and their own drinking patterns.

Communications and Marketing Officer

Hannah Eneix
Central Michigan University

Hannah Eneix is a second -year industrial/organizational psychology doctoral student at Central Michigan University. She earned her B.S in psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). At UAB, she volunteered in a developmental psychology research lab and worked in a lab studying brain health in aging populations. Currently, her research is focused on remote work and diversity in the workplace. She is also interested in selection systems and health outcomes.

Membership and Volunteers Officer

Bria Gresham
University of Minnesota

Bria Gresham is a third-year Developmental Psychology doctoral student in the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on the effects of and precursors to adverse childhood experiences, particularly in those taking place within the community context. Her current research emphasizes social and structural determinants of health inequities and individual-, family-, and community-level strengths in relation to these experiences.

Student Notebook Editor

Doroteja Rubez
Case Western Reserve University

Doroteja Rubez is a second-year doctoral student in the Developmental, Cognitive, and Affective Sciences program at Case Western Reserve University. Her main interests fall in the realm of atypical childhood experience and its effects on higher cortical functions. Specifically, she investigates how adverse childhood circumstances affect language development and executive functioning.

Undergraduate Advocate

Brianna Sadighian
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Brianna Sadighian is a second-year psychology master’s student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL). She earned her B.A. in psychology from San Jose State University. Brianna’s research interests focus on intersectionality, and how our unique identities can impact our experiences in life. Specifically, she is conducting her thesis on treatment-seeking attitudes in Asian American populations, and how generation status and adherence to values may influence such attitudes.