Research Staff

Olivia Blanchfield

Laboratory Manager
Early Learning Project (PI: Barr)
413 White-Gravenor Hall
Email: oab7@georgetown.edu

Olivia graduated from Georgetown University in 2017 with a degree in Psychology. She became the lab manager of the Early Learning Project in the summer of 2017. Olivia’s work focuses on the Cognitive Flexibility study and projects with the Comprehensive Assessment of Family Media Exposure (CAFE) Consortium. Her interests include how media exposure affects development, the way in which pre-verbal infants transfer learning, as well as the mechanisms of resilience in childhood.


Emily Dyke

Research Coordinator
Laboratory for Relational Cognition (PI: Green)
305 White-Gravenor Hall
Email: ed768@georgetown.edu

Emily joined the lab in the summer of 2018. She received her bachelor of arts at the University of Michigan, where she studied Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. She is primarily interested in neuroimaging techniques that explore cognitive development in children and adolescents. Her past research areas include substance abuse and addiction and risk and development in children. 


Anita Grabowska

Research Manager
Math Brain Lab (PI: Lyons)
402 White-Gravenor Hall
Email: ag2006@georgetown.edu

Anita attended the University of Virginia where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Cognitive Science in 2017 and a Master’s degree (M.Ed) in Educational Psychology-Applied Developmental Science in 2018. Anita joined the Math Brain Lab as the lab manager in August 2019. Her research interests include an array of topics in educational, social, and community psychology. Her previous work has focused on teen dating violence prevention, positive youth development, and natural mentoring relationships.


Jordan Linde

Laboratory Manager
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (PI: Vaidya)
401 White-Gravenor Hall
Email: jl2701@georgetown.edu

Jordan graduated from Colgate University in May 2020 with a major in Psychology. While at Colgate she completed her senior Honors thesis examining the bidirectional relationship between parenting and child self-regulatory processes. Jordan was involved in various clinical experiences in the local community, including working as an aid for a young child with Autism. She is interested in using brain imaging to better understand learning mechanisms in children with developmental disorders. Jordan plans to attend a doctoral program in clinical psychology and continue to work with pediatric populations.


Montana Ploe

Laboratory Manager
Laboratory on Social and Affective Neuroscience (PI: Marsh)
304 White-Gravenor Hall
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Grace Porter

Laboratory Manager
Laboratory for Relational Cognition (PI: Green)
305 White-Gravenor Hall
Email: gp548@georgetown.edu