Research Assistants

Megan Larson

I am a fourth year student pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Cognitive Psychology. I’ve always been fascinated by language and it’s psychology, and I am excited to further explore it and its intersection with computer science through this lab. Additionally, I am looking forward to gaining some hands-on experience in a lab, as my background is mainly in software development. In my spare time, I like to ski and run as well as read and write fiction.

Liam Akers

I am a second-year undergraduate nursing student pursuing minors in psychology and health science. Academically, I enjoy learning how to treat vulnerable populations through holistic care and intervention. I hope to supplement my passion for psychology by exploring both conditioned and innate nuances in language as a part of a team. My interests outside of school include soccer, movies, and traveling.

Giancarlo Cutrupi

I am a third year undergraduate student majoring in psychology. I’m very excited to be a part of the Language and Mind lab to further study the psychology of language. I plan on pursuing a career as a clinical psychologist for children and adolescents. I also work at the pre-school on campus as a teaching assistant. In my free time I love to watch movies and create art.

Rachel Keltz

I am a third year undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Psychology.  I am interested in medicine and plan on pursuit my MD after undergrad.  In this laboratory I hope to learn about research based on my passion for studying neuroanatomy, biological psychology, and the study of how language affects the mind.

Analia Kaufman

I am a second-year undergraduate student majoring in Linguistics with a minor in Psychology. I am interested in the cognitive aspect of language, and examining the link between language and psychology. I am also interested in language preservation and reconstruction through a lens of historical linguistics. I speak Spanish and bits of several other languages. In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, and photography.

Rainy Leigh

I am a first year student majoring in American Sign Language and Psychology. This is my first lab experience, and I am excited to learn more about the psychological foundations for sign language, as it has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I speak Mandarin as well. Outside of academics, I am passionate about health and exercise.