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Research Assistants

Graduate Students


phpyRlHMIAMStephanie Kors, M.A.

Email: skors@vols.utk.edu

Stephanie is a fifth 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 third 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, M.A.

Email: snoose@vols.utk.edu

Samantha is a third 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.

 

Chloe Cohen, B.A.  

Email: ccohen8@vols.utk.edu

Chloe is a first-year student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She is interested in the intergenerational transmission of trauma exposure, particularly how the family system and individual mentalization capacities may promote risk or resilience in the development and severity of psychopathology symptoms. In her free time, Chloe loves playing music, going to concerts, watching Netflix, and eating Thai food. 

 

Undergraduate Research Assistants

 

Summer Shore

Email: sshore1@vols.utk.edu

Summer is a senior Biochemistry, & Cellular and Molecular Biology major with a Chemistry minor. She hopes to become a Medical Doctor, specifically an OBGYN, and dreams of leading medical mission trips one day with a focus on women’s health. She is a member of Phi Mu and serves on the Panhellenic Executive Board. She enjoys spending her free time going to Cruze Farm Ice Cream or hanging out with her friends, family, and golden retriever Cooper.

 

Kristin Fields 

Email: kfield20@vols.utk.edu

Kristin is a senior in the Chancellor’s Honors Program majoring in Psychology and minoring in Child and Family Studies. She plans on attending graduate school to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology with research interests in developmental psychopathology, specifically the development of borderline features stemming from childhood maltreatment. In her free time, she enjoys doing Crossfit and spending time with her roommates.

 

Briana Schubert 

Email: bschube1@vols.utk.edu

Briana is a senior Psychology major with a minor in Neuroscience. She plans on continuing to get her PhD in clinical psychology after she graduates and is interested in eating disorders and the development of maladaptive coping mechanisms. She enjoys rock climbing, cooking and playing with her dog, Ollie.

Jade Abbott

Email: jabbot13@vols.utk.edu

Jade majored in Child and Family Studies and minored in Psychology. She plans to attend graduate school to pursue a doctoral degree in psychology. She enjoys spending her free time working out, online shopping, and napping.

 

Marshall Addison 

Email: aaddiso2@vols.utk.edu

Marshall is a junior Psychology major who plans on attending graduate school to become a clinical psychologist. In his free time, he enjoys sculpting and hiking.

 

Rachel Hickman  

Email: fcl767@vols.utk.edu

Rachel is a post-baccalaureate student completing courses to be eligible to apply for medical school. Rachel has worked with the Sexual Assault Center in Nashville in the Medical Accompaniment Program, has worked with human and sex trafficking survivors, and spent the last year working with children and adolescents in DCS custody. Rachel plans to become a pediatric physician. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, painting, and spending time with her dog. 

 

Taylor Patterson  

Email: hhq151@vols.utk.edu

Taylor is a sophomore at UTK, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Child & Family Studies. She is a member of Sigma Phi Lambda, and in her free time, she enjoys broadening her knowledge on topics she finds interesting through various media. After Taylor graduates, she plans to attend graduate school for counseling or social work. 

 

Bethany Outen 

Email: bouten@vols.utk.edu

Bethany is a senior studying Neuroscience with minors in Nutrition and Chemistry. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school to become a surgeon in the U.S. Army or Doctors Without Borders. She is the Chaplain of Sigma Phi Lambda and loves volunteering at elementary schools and medical clinics. In her free time, Bethany enjoys going for runs with my great dane and going on adventures!

 

Johanna Slaughter 

Email: jslaugh3@vols.utk.edu

Jo recently graduated from UTK with a bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. She plans to attend graduate school to pursue a doctoral degree in psychology, and is interested in feminist and multicultural psychology and activism. Her hobbies include ballroom dancing, working out and reading.

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