Graduate Students

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Yvonne Zhang
Masters Student

Before attending Brandeis, she completed her undergraduate study at Bucknell University with Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Studio Art. She previously worked in the Multicultural Psychology Health Lab at Bucknell, investigating international students perceived discrimination, acculturative stress and coping strategies. Her current research interests include coping strategies change over lifespan, cross cultural comparisons, social support and mental health. In her free time, she enjoys photography, painting, hiking, watching movies, and playing board games with friends. 

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.
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Kylie Schiloski
PhD Student
Kylie is a PhD student in Dr. Margie Lachman’s Lifespan Laboratory. She completed her psychology undergraduate degree at Framingham State University with a minor in neuroscience. During her time at Framingham State, she conducted a series of experiments investigating altruistic decision making under the guidance of Dr. Michael Greenstein. Kylie later went on to work as a Research Assistant in Dr. Andrew Budson’s Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience. Currently, her research aims to examine how control beliefs and intraindividual variation contribute to age-related declines in health and cognition. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and pets, hiking, and binge watching anything and everything on TV.