APSSC Executive Board

Officer History


Bria Gresham
University of Minnesota

Bria Gresham is a fourth-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 those taking place within the community context.


Kunalan Manokara
York University

Kunalan Manokara will be awarded his PhD from the University of Amsterdam in June 2023. He is a Postdoctoral Fellow at York University. Kunalan conducts research at the intersection of affective science and social cognition, examining how multiple positive emotions relate to everyday phenomena.

Graduate Advocate

Ashley Messina
University of Memphis

Ashley Messina is a first-year counseling psychology doctoral student at the University of Memphis. Her interests in research and advocacy include race-based traumatic stress, racial inequality, and the promotion of cultural empathy and cultural humanity.

Student Awards Officer

Gabrielle Lynch
University of Central Florida

Gabrielle Lynch is a Clinical Psychology doctoral student at University of Central Florida. Her areas of research interest are in application of harm reduction approaches and policy change associated with mental health care and social support systems.

Communications and Marketing Officer

Hannah Eneix
Central Michigan University

Hannah Eneix is a third-year industrial/organizational psychology doctoral student at Central Michigan University. Her research is focused on remote work and diversity in the workplace and is interested in selection systems and health outcomes.

Membership and Volunteers Officer

Tiffany Shao
Claremont Graduate University

Tiffany Shao is a second-year social psychology doctoral student at Claremont Graduate University. Her research primarily focuses on topics at the intersection of law and psychology, specifically how racial stereotypes and prejudice influences decision-making in the criminal justice system.

Student Notebook Editor

Doroteja Rubez
Case Western Reserve University

Doroteja Rubez is a third-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.

Undergraduate Advocate

Emma Karras

University of Minnesota

Emma Karras is an undergraduate senior under the Bachelor of Individualized Studies program at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Her studies in Art, Psychology, and Developmental Psychology in partnership with an Integrative Neuroscience minor allow pursuits in research that combine these academic concentrations.