Yay, science!


SPAH Laboratory members come from a variety of academic backgrounds. They include undergraduates and post-baccalaureates. All share deep curiosity about psychological science, attention to detail, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a strong team. And did we mention enthusiasm?!


Benita Jackson, PhD MPH
Research Assistants

Yoselin Rios-Saldivar '24, Lab Coordinator
Major: Psychology, Five College Certificate: Culture, Health, & Science

Yoselin is committed to conducting research informing how social connections, education, and economic status affect the mental and physical health of individuals. She is also dedicated to improving health literacy, specifically in Latin American communities. In her free time, she enjoys walking outdoors, crocheting, and painting.

Doris Chi '24, Project Manager
Major: Psychology
Minor: Applied Statistics

Doris is interested in the intersection of both health and social psychology, with a focus on gender. She is also deeply committed to the mental well-being of minoritized groups. She enjoys exploring new things in her life, including visiting museums and restaurants, traveling, and playing with her outfits.

Zhirou Liu ‘25, Project Manager
Majors: Psychology & Computer Science

Zhirou is interested in how society and physical environments affect mental and physical well being. She is also passionate about using big data analytics and artificial intelligence to promote public mental health. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, watching movies, and reading.