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Fall 2010 Staff

Alyssa Deitchman is a junior in Applied Psychology. She is interested in both industrial/ organizational psychology and clinical work, and plans to pursue dual degrees in psychology and business administration.

Jacob Graham-Felsen is a senior in the Applied Psychology program. He has worked as an intern for membership services at The Door for the past year, and looks forward to keeping it real after graduation.

Sibyl Hayley Holland is a senior in the Applied Psychology program. She is a member of Elise Cappella’s research team and an America Reads literacy tutor. Her research interests include child development and educational psychology. Upon graduation, she hopes to pursue a Masters in School Counseling and work in the NYC public school system as an elementary school counselor.

Brandon Lam is a freshman in the Applied Psychology program. He’s interested in decision-making processes and the study of perception. After graduating, he plans to apply to graduate school and travel the world.

Bofan Luo is a sophomore in the Applied Psychology program. He is interested in social psychology and the effects of media use on psychological development, and seeks to use his knowledge to advance Chinese society.

Coralie C. Nehme is a junior in the Applied Psychology program. She is mainly interested in social psychology and the development of gender stereotypes. After completing her under-graduate education, she plans to apply to graduate school and save the world one stressed psych student at a time.

Javanna Obregon is a junior in the Applied Psychology program. Her main research interests include eating disorder interventions and women's mental health. After graduating, she plans to apply to graduate school.

Josephine M. Palmeri is a junior in the Applied Psychology program. She is interested in child development and the study of mental disorders. After graduating, she plans to pursue a career in child psychology.

Jackson J. Taylor is a senior in the Applied Psychology honors program. He is a member of the NYU Latino Family Involvement Project, and current vice president of Psi Chi at NYU. He also interns at USABP Journal, exploring his interests in attachment and the therapeutic relationship. He plans to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology, and hopes to one day edit a professional journal of psychotherapy. As a constant observer, Jackson enjoys collecting data and documenting his studies of psychology in its various forms on his blog.

Vanessa Victoria Volpe is a senior in the Applied Psychology honors program. She is a member of Dr. Niobe Way and Dr. Selcuk R. Sirin's research teams and her main research interests include the social construction and negotiation of identity, as well as the impact of macro-contextual influences on identity development and expression. She is also a founding member of Applied Psychology’s Inside Scoop, and was recently named one of NYU’s 15 Most Influential Students by the Washington Square News. After graduating, she hopes to pursue further education in developmental psychology, with the ultimate goal of becoming a research professor.

Fall 2010 Contributors 

Kirk DeSoto graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology in December 2010. He is mainly interested in social psychology and the intersections of economic and political systems. After graduating he plans to travel abroad, write, and study commercial and banking law.

Melissa Fulgieri is a senior in the Applied Psychology program. As a research assistant in Dr. Alisha Ali's lab, she investigates economic empowerment for domestic violence survivors. She is also a research assistant for Dr. Perry Halkitis' study, Project 18, documents the drug use and sexual behavior of young men in urban environments. Her academic interests include HIV/AIDS, gender and sexuality, women's mental health, and feminist theory. She plans to pursue a doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology.

Thiago C.S. Marques graduated with a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in May 2009 with a concentration in Applied Psychology and a minor in Sociology. In addition to working with NYU's Youth and Masculinity (yAm) Project, he has conducted collaborative research at Columbia University’s Center for Research on Environmental Decisions. Currently, he works at TheLadders, an online job board in NYC, as a research and content analyst covering the employment market. He plans to pursue a doctorate in sociology, with interests in socioeconomic mobility, comparative politics, and social policy.

Annabelle C. Moore is a junior in the Applied Psychology program. Her main research interests include human sexuality and Deaf culture. After graduating, she plans to pursue a Master's degree in Social Work.

Silvia Niño graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology in May 2010. She is mainly interested in Latino early childhood education and currently works as a Head Start family worker and as a research assistant on Dr. Gigliana Melzi's child language research team.