Research Staff


Ander Avdellas

Laboratory Manager
Math Brain Lab (PI: Lyons)
313 White-Gravenor Hall
Email: aa2572@georgetown.edu


Kimberly Chanchavac

Laboratory Manager
Early Learning Project (PI: Barr)
413 White-Gravenor Hall
Email: knc50@georgetown.edu

Kimberly graduated from Georgetown University in May of 2021. She earned her B.A degree studying Psychology and Public Health, with an interest in early childhood development. She is currently the lab manager and works primarily with infant bilingualism and cognition projects. She has also worked with understanding how video chat has impacted parent-child well-being and family relationships during COVID-19.


Alivia Foster

Laboratory Manager
Community Research Group (PI: Woolard)
402 White-Gravenor Hall
Email: af1206@georgetown.edu


Paige Freeburg

Laboratory Manager
Laboratory on Social and Affective Neuroscience (PI: Marsh)
304 White-Gravenor Hall
Email: pf502@georgetown.edu

Paige graduated from Baylor University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in dance. In 2020, she received a grant from the American Psychological Association to study embodiment and emotions. In her publication, she found that the meaning attributed to arm movements impacted positive emotions. It is her goal to earn a PhD in a social-affective neuroscience concentration and continue researching the impacts of the brain and the body on affect as well as the ways emotions influence our social connections and health.


Brylee Hawkins

Laboratory Manager
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (PI: Vaidya)
401 White-Gravenor Hall
Email: bh769@georgetown.edu

Brylee graduated from the University of Florida in May 2022 with a degree in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience. While at UF she completed her senior Honors Thesis examining the debate on rich versus sparse theories of consciousness; specifically, color diversity judgments in peripheral vision. Brylee was involved in various experiences in the local community, including working as a Haven Hospice volunteer and directing TOPS, an outreach organization for children with disabilities. She is interested in using brain imaging to better understand learning mechanisms in children with developmental disorders.


Grace Huang

Laboratory Manager
Laboratory for Relational Cognition (PI: Green)
305 White-Gravenor Hall
Email: gh576@georgetown.edu

Grace joined the lab in summer of 2022. She earned her B.S. in Biopsychology with minors in Chemistry and Professional Writing from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2021. As an undergraduate, she studied how children make sense of the world around them through nonverbal cues and how self-disclosure or lack thereof affects close interpersonal relationships. She is interested in how creativity anxiety and math anxiety interact in the context of learning chemistry.