Lab Alumni

Debra Bresler was a research team member from 2012-2014.  She graduated from the EdM in Counseling program in May 2014, and continues to collaborate on manuscripts and publications with research team members.

Claire Brown graduated in 2016 with a major in Classical Civilization and a minor in Education. Her general research interests included mental health knowledge and awareness, social-emotional learning, and risk prevention. In addition to her research, Claire worked with BU Wellness & Prevention Services as the coordinator of the Student Health Ambassadors, a group of health-minded undergraduates that serve as liaisons between Student Health Services and BU students. She was also a CAS academic mentor, the president of the Undergraduate Classics Association, and an active member of the BU Gymnastics team. Claire hopes to pursue a career that allows her to combine her passion for the arts and humanities with public health and special education research and practice.  

Alex Campione was a research team member from 2014-2015.  She currently is the Head Softball Coach at Wentworth Institute for Technology and is pursuing her LMHC.

Amanda Cavagnero was a research team member during the 2012-2103 academic year.  She is currently teaching in Chelsea Public Schools, and will be participating in Teach For America next year as a corps member in Miami, FL.

Amanda Dimeo worked with the lab throughout her time at Boston University, starting in fall of 2011 and ending spring of 2014, when she graduated from Sargent College with a degree in Health Science. Amanda is currently working as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Tufts Medical Center with a focus on Newborn Medicine. She plans to apply to graduate Physician Assistant and Masters of Public Health joint programs, and to contribute to research throughout her career.

Kimberly Doherty was a research team member from 2012-2013 and received UROP funding for both spring and summer 2013, as well as GUTS funding for spring 2013.  She graduated from the BU School of Social work in Spring 2015.  Currently Kim works as a Social Worker at Boston Medical Center in the emergency department, focusing on supporting patients who have experienced traumas (MVCs, sexual assaults, assaults, acute medical issues) as well as other social stresses.

Liz Kramer was a research team member during the 2016 fall semester. She is currently a master’s student in Applied Human Development with a specialization in health education. She holds a B.A. in Women’s Studies/Gender Studies from Occidental College. Before beginning BU’s master’s program, Liz worked in the nonprofit field. Most recently, she worked for three years as the Assistant Director of Volunteer Services at Rosie’s Place, a multi-service nonprofit for women in need. During her time there, Liz helped create and implement an educational volunteer program for teens called the Social Justice Institute which has run for three consecutive summers. Liz’s research interests include a focus on gender, sexuality, and violence prevention.

Shannon Gribben graduated in 2016 with her EdM in Counseling Psychology and a concentration in school psychology. She graduated from Pace University in 2014 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Women’s & Gender Studies. She was an intern at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School within their guidance department. Throughout her undergraduate education, Shannon focused her studies on how mental health has affected student success rates, as well as how chronic illness has affected student outcomes. During her master’s, Shannon was focusing on how emotional and behavioral problems in students affect their academic achievement, along with what services schools provide them.

Sarah Masnik was a research team member from 2012-2014.  She graduated from the EdM in Counseling program in May 2014 with a sport psychology concentration.

Merry Richter graduated in 2015 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Education. In addition to her work at the Social Adjustment and Bullying Prevention lab, she was a team member with BU’s Strong Families Strong Forces lab. Merry was actively involved in Let’s Get Ready, a non-profit organization that provides low-income high school students with free SAT preparation, admissions counseling and other services needed to gain admission to and graduate from college. She was also a full-time member of Alpha Phi Omega, Boston University’s only co-ed community service fraternity. Merry has a keen interest in education and counseling, and hopes to continue her research and studying after graduation. She plans on attending graduate school in either School Psychology or Educational Psychology.