Connor Haughey (any; GP: he/they)
Connor is a full-time research assistant on the STTAR Study. He graduated from Duke University in 2023 with a B.S. in Psychology with Distinction, a minor in Philosophy, and a certificate in Documentary Studies. During his time at Duke, he worked under the mentorship of Dr. Kimberly Carpenter and completed an honors thesis on sensory over-responsivity and brain structural alterations during childhood as risk factors for adolescent anxiety. His research interests include integrating measures of risk during early life with brain development trajectories to better understand psychopathology during adolescence and young adulthood. Connor ultimately hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Outside of research, Connor enjoys 35mm film photography, practicing yoga, and spending time outdoors.
Jialin Lu (she/her/hers)
Lauren Butler (she/her/hers)
Maresa Taté (she/they)
Maresa is a part-time research assistant between the STTAR study. She graduated from the College of Wooster with a B.A. in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience in May of 2021. As an undergraduate, she was selected as a CDC Undergraduate Public Health scholar where she worked as a clinical research intern at Johns Hopkins and Kennedy Krieger Medical Institutes’ Sickle Cell Neurodevelopmental Clinic. Maresa completed their undergraduate thesis investigating the role of anti-Blackness in the processing of hair during facial identification between Black and non-Black individuals. Their study analyzed hair alterations’ effects on facial recognition accuracy between own-race and other-race faces, with the use of eye-tracking technology. Maresa is particularly interested in working with historically exploited and excluded populations to increase health and wellbeing outcomes. She plans to become a physician-scientist studying the impacts of intergenerational trauma on the body and brain, with a specialty in Pediatrics – Child Abuse and Maltreatment. She hopes to continue her work with marginalized communities through community-engaged research to inform her clinical and advocacy work. Outside of research, Maresa enjoys listening to music, Sudoku, writing poetry, and napping.