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Research Assistants

Graduate Students

 

Rebecca MahanRebecca Mahan, M.A.

Email: rmahan1@vols.utk.edu

Rebecca is a fifth year student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D program. She is interested in role confusion and parental control among parents with BPD. In her free time she enjoys swimming, biking, and hiking.

 


phpyRlHMIAMStephanie Kors, M.A.

Email:skors@vols.utk.edu

Stephanie is a fourth year student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She is interested in the development of psychopathology in maltreated children. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, hiking, and being outdoors.

 

 

Andrea Gorrondona, B.A.

Email: agorrond@vols.utk.edu

Andrea is a second year student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She is interested in the complex nature of the parent-child relationship, especially regarding issues related to parental self-efficacy and the child’s developmental outcome. She enjoys reading, cooking, and being outdoors.

 

Samantha Noose, B.A.

Email: snoose@vols.utk.edu

Samantha is a second year student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She is interested in the development of psychopathology in adolescence, especially borderline personality disorder (BPD) features. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar, going to see live music, and yoga.

 

Undergraduate Research Assistants

 

Natalie Bueche

Email: nbueche@vols.utk.edu

Natalie is a junior Psychology major with a minor in Anthropology. She is interested in racial stereotypes in childhood and related risks for later psychopathology. In her free time, she likes yoga, reading, and cuddling with her hedgehog, Koda.

 

Katherine Halas

Email: khalas@vols.utk.edu

Katherine is a junior in the Chancellor’s Honors Program from Connecticut majoring in psychology and minoring in Chinese. She plans on going to graduate school to get a PhD in clinical psychology and wants to specialize in adolescents with mood and eating disorders. In her spare time, she likes to play tennis and run and be outdoors.

 

Dan Hess

Email: dhess2@vols.utk.edu

Dan is a sophomore majoring in Psychology and minoring in Public Health. He plans on going to medical school after graduation, but is not completely sure what kind of doctor he would like to be. He enjoys skiing during the winter months and hiking on the weekends with his friends.

 

Kaitlyn Rotton

Email: krotton@vols.utk.edu

Kaitlyn is a junior Psychology major with a minor in Child and Family Studies. A Knoxville native, she hopes to pursue a career in counseling. She is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and spends a lot of her time volunteering around Knoxville. In her free time, she loves going to country concerts and being on the lake as much as possible with her friends!

 

Sydney Stewart

Email: sstewa37@vols.utk.edu

Sydney is a sophomore Psychology major with a minor in Neuroscience. Hoping to pursue a career in medicine, Sydney is particularly interested in the fields of dermatology and internal medicine. When she is not spending time outside with her dogs, she contributes to a student mentor and tutoring program at the Boys and Girls Club of America, as well as volunteers regularly with the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

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