Research Assistants

Bio for our new research assistant Nora Huey will be added soon.

Emily Kalantar

Emily graduated from California State University, Monterey Bay with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. By studying abroad in South Africa, Emily gained a global perspective that serves to enhance her interests in psychological trauma and how trauma can negatively affect one's quality of life. Emily has an ultmate goal of being a clinical psychologist practicing from empirically informed efforts. Emily is currently also volunteering as a research assistant at CSU Monterey Bay on a project that is focused on improving treatments for trauma survivors. 

 Zachary Matheson

Hiep Nguyen

Hi! I'm Hiep and I'm a student at UC Berkeley studying biology. I'm interested in learning more about the brain and PTSD through researching at the THRIVE Lab. I swim, bike and volunteer with Cal Habitat for Humanity in my spare time. 

Belen Rogowski

My name is Belén and I am a research assistant at the THRIVE lab. I love to study the brain, and I'm particularly excited to explore how neurophysiological processes and structural changes in the brain produce differences in human behavior. In my spare time, I enjoy going on walks, petting cats around the neighborhood, cooking, and watching suspenseful movies.

Paige Tripp

Paige grew up in San Francisco and is holds a Bachelor's Degree in psychology and a minor in Spanish from George Washington University. With a particular passion for PTSD and other trauma-related illnesses, she hopes to pursue a career in Clinical Psychology and related fields. When not studying, Paige enjoys baking, exploring the City, singing and traveling!

 Annika Williams

I'm an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley studying Molecular Environmental Biology and Nutritional Sciences. I hope to pursue a career in medicine and am really enjoying learning about biological mechanisms of psychopathology here in the THRIVE Lab. I like to spend my spare time backpacking, playing music, painting, hanging out with my cat, and volunteering as a doula at the San Francisco General Hospital.