JULIE STAPLES-WATSON

I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2000 with a BA in Psychology. I have managed service-learning programs, program evaluation projects and I was the Project Manager for the Lumeng Miller Lab at the University of Michigan's Center for Human Growth and Development prior to coming to the University of Maryland. Currently, I am the Project Manager for the planning phase of an exciting new study that will build upon the work of the Bucharest Early Intervention Project by examining the effects of institutionalization on brain and behavioral development in countries with different levels of resources in different regions of the world. 

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BRITTANY DEVRIES

I came to the lab in June of 2014, immediately after graduating from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Philosophy. After working for two years as a Faculty Research Assistant on various projects, I have now transitioned into the role of Lab Manager. I plan to remain involved in research for the foreseeable future and someday pursue graduate work in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience.

LEANNA PAPP

I graduated from the University of Mary Washington in May 2014 with a BS in Psychology and Women's & Gender Studies and began working in the Child Development Lab in July 2014. I am currently the Data Manager for the Bucharest Early Intervention Project and the Temperament Over Time Study. In the future, I plan to pursue my doctorate in psychology.

BRADY STEVENS

I graduated from the University of Maryland in 2016 with a B.S. in Family Science. As an undergraduate in the lab, I studied the relationship between cognitive control and the development of anxiety disorders. I am very excited to be continuing in the lab now as a Faculty Research Assistant working on Origins of Infant Temperament and the Temperament Over Time Study. In the future, I plan to attend medical school with hopes of becoming a pediatrician and continuing research in developmental psychopathology. 

LORI REIDER

I graduated from Hofstra University in 2016 with a B.A. in Psychology and Criminology, and a minor in Sociology. Prior to joining the lab, I assisted with educational psychology research through the Education Development Center’s Center for Children and Technologies and worked on a project regarding alcohol abuse in adults through CASPIR (a lab affiliated with Northwell Health), among other research opportunities. I am currently a faculty research assistant working on the Temperament Over Time Study. In the future, I hope to attend graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical or developmental psychology.