Graduate Students

Xin Yao Lin
Xin Yao Lin
PhD Student

Xin is a fifth-year PhD student from Queens, New York. She completed her undergraduate study at Stony Brook University with a Bachelors of Arts & Science in Psychology and Asian American Studies, along with minors in Biology and Digital Arts. She is broadly interested in technology use and well-being in the context of adult development and aging. Currently, she is working on her dissertation examining social support and physical activity as mechanisms in the relationship between social technology use and well-being. In her spare time, she enjoys food, shopping, traveling, reading novels, playing board games, and building legos.

Elizabeth Mahon
Elizabeth Mahon
PhD Student
Liz researches abnormal cognitive aging with a focus on prevention through technology. She is a PhD student in Dr. Margie Lachman’s Lifespan Developmental Psychology Lab. She completed her psychology undergraduate degree at Harvard College under the research guidance of Dr. Richard McNally, and later worked at the Framingham Heart Study in Dr. Rhoda Au's Neuropsychology Group. Her broad research aim is to identify earlier-life risk factors for dementia through digital and cognitive biometrics. Outside the lab, she enjoys playing her cello, binging Radio Lab podcasts, and learning languages.