Lab Members

Principal Investigator
Lab Manager
Graduate Students
Honors Thesis Students
Undergraduate Students
Lab Alumni

Principal Investigator

Hannah R. Snyder
Hannah R. Snyder
Assistant Professor of Psychology
781-736-3272 Lemberg Hall, 102

Hannah Snyder is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Brandeis University. Before coming to Brandeis, she completed her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at University of Colorado Boulder and a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental psychopathology at University of Denver. Her research interests include studying the interactions among executive function, mental health, and stress in adolescents and young adults. She teaches Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and Introduction to Developmental Psychology. When not working, she enjoys outdoor adventures and cooking.

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Lab Manager

Grace DiDomenico
Grace DiDomenico
Lab Manager
781-736-3376 Brown Building, Room 16

Grace DiDomenico graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is broadly interested in cognitive psychology, and looking at how psychopathology and cognitive deficits may interact to predict suicidaility. Grace is originally from Philadelphia, so when she is not in the CoPE Lab she enjoys exploring the Boston area.

Graduate Students

Aly Fassett-Carman
Aly Fassett-Carman
PhD Student, Third Year
Department of Neuroscience

Before coming to Brandeis, Aly got a BA in neuroscience at Middlebury College where she conducted research on the learning and problem-solving capabilities of the California two-spot octopus. Aly works jointly in the CoPR Lab and the SIM Lab, and her research interests include mental health, motor resonance, and the use of EEG as a tool for gaining insight into brain networks underlying behavior. Aly also loves ultimate frisbee, hiking, cooking, baking (especially with lots of chocolate), board games and crossword puzzles.

Jenny Wicks
Jenny Wicks
PhD Student, Second Year
Department of Psychology

Before coming to Brandeis, she worked at MGH in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology department, primarily conducting research with children who have ADHD. Previously, she completed her BA in Psychology at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Her research interests include executive functioning, psychological well-being, empathy, and stress. Other interests include dogs, singing, and making jewelry.

Hannah Singer
Hannah Singer
Master's Student
Psychology Department

Before coming to Brandeis, Hannah worked for three years in the field of Marketing and Advertising. Her research interests include looking at how anxiety and depression affect food behavior. After graduation Hannah will be pursuing her master's of social work from Boston University. In her free time, Hannah rows on a competitive women's team, plays with her dog and reads anything she can get her hands on.

Honors Thesis Students

Rachel Groth
Rachel Groth
Fourth Year
Psychology Major, Computer Science and Anthropology Minor

Rachel is very passionate about psychology and mental health. Aside from working at the CoPE Lab, Rachel is a peer counselor at STAR, a teaching assistant at Lemberg Children's Center and a concert usher for the Brandeis University Department of Music. In her free time Rachel loves to read, write, spend time with friends, do yoga and watch Netflix.

Rachel Marcus
Rachel Marcus
Fourth Year
Psychology Major, Hispanic Studies and Anthropology Minor

Rachel's goal is to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology. When Rachel is not in the CoPE lab, she is an office assistant for Student Financial Services, an Orientation Leader and volunteers with Companions 2 Elders; a group that visits senior citizens in nursing homes and assisted living centers weekly. Rachel is originally from Orange, Connecticut, and in her free time she enjoys working out, spending time with friends and exploring the Boston area.

Nina Rosenblatt
Nina Rosenblatt
Fourth Year
Psychology and Hispanic Studies Major

Nina is interested in working with adolescents and examining how psychopathology influences executive functioning. She absolutely loves working with children because of their unbounded creativity and optimism. When not in the CoPE Lab, Nina also works as a Waltham Group Coordinator for SPECTRUM, is a Sunday School Kindergarten Teacher and is involved with Challah for Hunger and Hillel Race Talks.

Tali Rychik
Tali Rychik
Fourth Year
Psychology and HSSP Major

Tali is originally from Philadelphia and outside of the CoPE Lab, she loves to do yoga and explore Boston with her friends.

Undergraduate Students

Maya Barton-Zuckerman
Maya Barton-Zuckerman
Third Year
Psychology and Neuroscience Major

Maya is originally from Northeastern Connecticut and is really interested in the topic of mental health. After Brandeis, Maya hopes to attend graduate school and possibly pursue a career in research. Outside of the CoPE Lab, Maya enjoys a variety of hobbies such as running, painting and attempting to bake (with varying degrees of success).

Shumin Chen
Shumin Chen
Third Year
Psychology and Computer Science Major

Shumin is interested in developmental psychology, specifically childhood development. Outside of campus, Shumin volunteers for C2E companions and the Blood Drive in Waltham Group and in her free time, she likes traveling, photography, and watching movies.

Zoe Hertz
Zoe Hertz
Third Year
Psychology and Anthropology Major

On campus, Zoe is active as a community advisor in the dorms, a teaching assistant at Lemberg Children's Center, and an orientation leader. After graduation, she hopes to pursue research on the developing human brain and eventually become a candidate for a PhD in clinical psychology. In her free time she loves to travel, read, write, and spend time outdoors.

Emily Koleske
Emily Koleske
Fourth Year
Neuroscience and Psychology Major

Emily has previously worked in other research labs, and is passionate about mental health. On campus, Emily is active with the Girl Up Brandeis Chapter, Brandeis Pro-Choice, and FIMRC. After graduation, Emily would like to pursue clinical research and possibly future schooling. She is originally from Cheshire, CT and enjoys baking, listening to music and reading books.
Nic Neves
Nic Neves
Third Year
HSSP and Psychology Major, Music Minor

When Nic's not in the lab he plays jazz piano with a group on campus. He also likes to read about space and astronomy, and hopes to someday work for NASA, but isn't quite sure what path to take getting there.

Cecelia Templeton
Cecelia Templeton
Second Year
Neuroscience and Psychology Major

Cecelia is interested in researching neurological and psychological diseases. Outside of the CoPE lab, Cecelia plays on the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team and loves to spend time with her friends.