Research Assistants

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ERIN E. BECKHAM, BA

Research Assistant

Erin (she/her) graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2019 and joined CARE Lab in January of 2020. Erin plans to pursue a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology, and hopes to study the impact of trauma on the etiology and treatment of mental illness. Outside of work, Erin enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.

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HARRIS BAJWA

Research Assistant

Harris (he/his) joined the CARE lab originally as a student intern from Bridgewater State University. He graduated from BSU in May of 2020 and continued working with the team. In December of 2020, he accepted a position as a Research Assistant for the Virtual CBT project. Harris plans on earning his PhD in Clinical Psychology, but still has not narrowed down which type of program he’d like to pursue. Harris likes to stay active in his free time by engaging in hiking, snowboarding, and playing tennis.

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SARA MEI

Research Assistant

Sara (she/her) received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2020. Her main interests lie in exploring the dynamic nature of emotions in clinical disorders, and she hopes to learn more about the interplay between cognition and emotions in her time with the CARE Lab. Outside of the lab, she enjoys playing video games, singing and playing the guitar, and eating her weight in hotpot.

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KEVIN NARINE

Student Research Assistant

Kevin (he/him/his) graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018. He is a 1st year clinical psychology doctoral student at William James College. He is interested in culturally sensitive evidenced-based treatments for anxiety and trauma-related disorders. Outside of work, Kevin enjoys writing, hiking, and playing with his cat.

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GRACE HART

Student Research Assistant

Grace (she/her) is an undergraduate student at Boston College majoring in psychology. She hopes to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology and is interested in studying death anxiety, suicidality, and meaning-making. Outside of work, Grace enjoys riding horses, hiking, painting, and yoga. 

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IRELEE FERGUSON

Research Assistant

IreLee (she/her) graduated from Union College in 2021 and joined the CARE Lab in June of 2022. IreLee plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology, and hopes to study the treatment of anxiety and depression. In her free time, IreLee enjoys being outdoors, playing and coaching basketball, and spending time with friends and family.

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KAILYN FAN

Research Assistant and Clinical Research Coordinator

Kailyn (she/her) graduated from Stony Brook University in 2022 and joined the CARE Lab in June of 2022. She is also currently a clinical research coordinator for the Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Program at McLean. Kailyn hopes to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology and is interested in studying the efficacy of digital interventions for depression, anxiety, and suicidality. Outside of research, she enjoys playing violin and guitar, reading, and bike riding.