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Research Assistants

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Student Research Assistant

Kevin (he/him/his) graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018. He is a clinical psychology doctoral student at William James College and intern at McLean Hospital. 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.



Student Research Assistant

Cam (she/her) is an undergraduate student at Smith College, majoring in Psychology and Statistical & Data Science. Some of her research interests include risk factors for suicide, non-suicidal self-injury, and anxiety disorders. She hopes to later pursue a PhD in clinical psychology. Outside of academics, Cam works at the ceramics studio at Smith, where she enjoys creating functional pottery and exploring various art mediums. 


Research Assistant 

Zelda (she/her) started out as a member of the pilot group for the MENTOR program between McLean and Bridgewater State University in 2022 and joined the CARE lab early 2023. She graduated with her bachelors in psychology from BSU and in 2024 received a Diversity Supplement from NIMH to Dr. Beard's R01 examining anxiety transmission.  Zelda plans on applying for her Master’s in Public Administration or Policy in the future. Some of her interests include having and buying everything in the color pink, going to museums, and watching  Disney movies,. Her life passions are reading and being a life time learner.

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Research Assistant 

Gabriela (Gabi, she/her) graduated from Williams College in June of 2023 with a B.A. in psychology and English. She comes to the CARE Lab with a special interest in child psychology, hoping to eventually work with young populations after pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology. When Gabi is not at work, she can usually be found wandering around while listening to a podcast or an audiobook.

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Research Assistant 

Kobe (he/him) graduated from the University of San Diego in May 2023 with a B.A. in Psychology and joined the CARE Lab in July of 2023. His research interests include parent-child interactions, evidence-based interventions, and supporting marginalized communities in accessing mental health treatments. Outside of the lab, he can be seen at SoulCycle, spending time with friends and family, or exploring the city!

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Student Research Assistant 

Layla (she/her/hers) is a senior at Boston College studying Psychology and English, and she is conducting her honor's thesis in the CARE Lab. Some of her research interests lie in parent-child dynamics in communities of color, effective interventions for student anxiety in educational settings, and the impact of early childhood trauma in BIPOC communities on mental health outcomes. Layla hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Child Psychology. In her free time she loves to bake, read, watch all kinds of movies, and especially go shopping! 

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