University of San Francisco:
California State University, Fullerton:
TAPS Research Staff
Lab Manager Project Manager
Gianluca Mazzarini Elaine Ortega
Kathleen "Leenie" Shelton
Maggie Gross is a senior at the University of San Francisco where she is studying Psychology with a minor in Child & Youth Studies. She began working with TAPS as a Research Assistant in August of 2011 and became Lab Manager in May of 2013. She is interested in parent-child relationships and adolescent development. After graduation she plans on pursuing a PhD in Developmental Psychology with a focus on adolescent behavior.
Helena Rose Karnilowicz
Helena has been a research assistant for TAPS since Fall 2011 and became the lab manager in Fall 2012. She recently graduated with honors in May 2013 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Child and Youth Studies. She plans on pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology, she is interested in attachment and family interactions.
CV: Meena's CV
Meena has been a researcher in TAPS since the Fall of 2010 and served as the lab manager from Fall 2011 to Spring 2012. She graduated with both university and major honors in May 2012 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Gender & Sexualities Studies. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Florida.
Shannon is a former research assistant for TAPS. She is presently a junior majoring in Psychology at USF. Currently, she is still considering a minor which will most suit her future career path. After graduating, she plans to pursue her PhD in Counseling or Clinical Psychology with a focus on patients with chronic and severe diseases. She holds a strong passion for this due to herself being a survivor of a chronic illness.
CV: Majel's CV
Majel has been a researcher in TAPS since Fall 2008 and served as Lab Manager Fall 2010 to Spring 2011. She graduated in 2011 Summa Cum Laude, Psychology, with Honors, and with a minor in Gender & Sexualities Studies. In the future, she wants to be involved in research on and treatment of marital and sexual dysfunction.
Kate is a former home interviewer for TAPS. She earned her BA at UCLA and was a second year MA student in developmental psych at San Francisco State University when she was a part of TAPS. Her interests include language development and how it relates to other forms of cognition.
CV: Taryn's CV
Taryn Larribas has worked in the TAPS lab since Fall 2010 and served as the Project Manager from Fall 2011 to Spring 2012. She graduated with both university and major honors in May 2012 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Child & Youth Studies. Currently, she attends the University of Southern California, where she is working towards a Master’s in Social Work. In the future, she hopes to work as a children’s psychologist.
Allie has been a member of TAPS since Spring 2007. She graduated with both university and major honors in May 2010 with a degree in Psychology, and minors in Child & Youth Studies and Gerontology. Currently, she attends the University of Southern California where she is pursuing a doctoral degree in Gerontology. Her research interests have shifted to the study of cognition and emotion as we age.
Patricia is the former Project Coordinator for TAPS. Patricia also provides Cognitive Behavioral therapy at UCSF. Future goals include obtaining licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist, establishing a private practice, teaching at a university, and becoming director of a community clinic.
Bridget is a former research assistant and home interviewer for TAPS. When she was part of TAPS she was also grad student in clinical psych. at San Francisco State Univ. Her interests include competition, self-esteem, and neuropsychological issues.
Adam is a former home interviewer for TAPS. Adam graduated from USF with a BA in Psych and Phil. He's interested in psychotherapy and is in the process of choosing a graduate program. He works a weekly shift at SF Suicide Prevention.
Cheryl is a former telephone coordinator for TAPS. Cheryl received a BA from The Ohio State Univ in Eng and Psych, and a MA from San Francisco State Univ in Developmental Psych. Future goals are to teach and do research at a university.
Johanna has been a member of the TAPS since 2005. She graduated with University honors in May 2008 with a degree in Psychology, and a minor in Religious Studies. Currently, she is working towards her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University. Her interest is in the study of Trauma and Attachment.