Graduate Alumni

Alumni information
NameMentorAreaYearCurrent Position
Rich DakerGreen/LyonsLCN2022
Joscelin Rocha-HidalgoBarrLCN2022Post-doctoral Fellow at Pennsylvania State University with Koraly Perez-Edgar
Shawn RhoadsMarshLCN2022
Caitlin HinesRyanJoint2022
Mia HendricksMoghaddamJoint2022Presidential Management Fellow
Jane HutchisonLyons/PhillipsJoint2021Research Associate with the Conference Board of Canada
Owen SchochetJohnsonJoint2021Human Services Researcher at Mathematica Policy Research in Washington, DC
Sylvia RusnakBarrLCN2020Senior Researcher at Fluent Research, New York
Adam WeinbergerGreenLCN2020Joint postdoc position in Anjan Chatterjee’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania and the Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition
Alyssa MikytuckWoolardJoint2020Assistant Professor of Psychology at Randolph-Macon College
Marisa PutnamCalvertJoint2019Research Associate at MEF Associates
Kevin CarriereMoghaddamJoint2019Assistant Professor of Psychology at Washington and Jefferson College
Christina PadillaRyanJoint2019Senior Research Scientist at Child Trends in DC
Kruti VekariaMarshLCN2019Behavioral Scientist at Discover Financial Services
Charles LynchVaidyaLCN2018Instructor of Neuroscience in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine
Alaina PearceVaidyaLCN2017Assistant Research Professor in the Social Science Research Institute at Pennsylvania State University
Erika FountainWoolardHDPP2017Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County
Elise CardinaleMarshLCN2017Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Catholic University of America
Kristin Brethel-HaurwitzMarshLCN2016Social & Behavioral Scientist Administrator in the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the NIH
Nicole Senft EversonChentsova-DuttonJoint2016Program Director at the National Cancer Institute
Anna MarkowitzRyanJoint2016Assistant Professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
Laura ZimmermannBarrHDPP2016Child Development and Media Expert: UX Researcher | (PRO unlimited) at Google
Zachary WarrenMoghaddamJoint2016Director for Policy and Research, The Asia Foundation, Kabul, Afghanistan
Elisabeth McClureChentsova-DuttonHDPP2015Research Specialist at The LEGO Foundation
Chelsea StillmanHowardLCN2015Research Assistant Professor in the Brain Aging & Cognitive Health Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh
Melissa RichardsCalvertJoint2015Postdoctoral Fellow in the Child and Family Research Section at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Child Development
Eun-Soo ChoiChentsova-DuttonHDPP2014Associate Professor at Korea University
Sarah VidalWoolardJoint2014Social and Behavioral Sciences Administrator, Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health
Cristina NovoaMoghaddamJoint2014Early Childhood Researcher at SRI International
Katherine GambleHowardLCN2014National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow with Army Research Lab at Aberdeen Proving Ground
Eric MurphyVaidyaLCN2013Program Officer in Division of Translational Research at the National Institute of Mental Health
Natalie BritoBarrHDPP2013Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology at NYU Steinhardt
Anna MikulakPhillipsLCN2012Science Writer, Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications, National Institute of Mental Health
Beth MeloyPhillipsJoint2012President, Meloy Child and Family Policy Solutions, LLC
Jessica Petok (Simon)HowardLCN2011Associate Professor of Psychology at Saint Olaf College
Amanda Staiano (Exner)CalvertJoint2010Associate Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center; Director of Pediatric Obesity and Health Behavior Laboratory; Assistant Professor Adjunct in Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University 
Devon Brost OskvigLCN2010Scientific Review Officer, Biobehavioral & Behavioral Processes (BBBP) IRG, Center for Scientific Review, NIH
Melanie StollstorffVaidyaLCN2010Assistant Professor of Psychology at Florida International University
Beth ZackBarrHDPP2010Outreach Specialist for the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at The University of Washington
Alexis LauricellaCalvertJoint2010UX Research Manager for the Kids and Family Team at Google
Hayley ClearyWoolardJoint2010Associate Professor of Criminal Justice in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University
Ilana BennettHowardLCN2009Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside
Amy LowensteinPhillipsJoint2009Director of Research Science at Harlem Children’s Zone
Naomi LeeMoghaddamHDPP2009Associate Researcher at WIDA Consortium Research, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nancy CrowellPhillipsHDPP2009Adjunct Associate Professor in Department of Human Science at Georgetown University
Kelly BarnesVaidyaLCN2008Adjunct Instructor of Psychology at San Jacinto College
Sam HarvellWoolardJoint2008Principal Policy Associate with the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute

**The “Joint” designation indicates the person earned a Master in Public Policy from the McCourt School (formerly the Georgetown Public Policy Institute) in addition to a PhD in the HDPP concentration.**

***This information is current to the best of our knowledge. If you are an alumnus and would like to update your information, please email Molly Anderson.***